Brexit poll is the fo­cus of sem­i­nar in Dubai

7 Days in Dubai - - BREXIT -

Vot­ers from the United King­dom who want their na­tion to leave the Euro­pean Union are sim­i­lar to Amer­i­cans who would vote for Don­ald Trump as the next US pres­i­dent, an in­vest­ment strate­gist told a Dubai con­fer­ence.

Ahead of the vote on Thurs­day, June 23 where Bri­tish cit­i­zens will de­cide whether the UK should leave or re­main in the EU, Tom El­liott dis­cussed what the eco­nom­i­cal and so­cio-po­lit­i­cal im­pact on the UK would be if it does de­cide to leave the EU.

The in­ter­na­tional in­vest­ment strate­gist for deVere Group told the au­di­ence that there is not much dif­fer­ence be­tween the peo­ple who want to make Brexit hap­pen and the Trump move­ment - be­cause both in­clude plans of stop­ping mass mi­gra­tion, free trade and would cause an eco­nomic down­turn.

El­liott, who is also a guest lec­turer at King’s Col­lege Lon­don’s Depart­ment of Po­lit­i­cal Econ­omy, said: “A new gov­ern­ment would al­most cer­tainly fol­low from [David] Cameron if we leave the EU and that would turn us back on aus­ter­ity al­most cer­tainly be­cause the peo­ple who want Brexit is a pop­u­lous group and not to­tally dif­fer­ent from the Trump move­ment.

“There is a pop­u­lous side led by Nigel Farage of UKIP [UK In­de­pen­dence Party] and this com­prises of most sup­port­ers, in­clud­ing my mother’s gen­er­a­tion, which are against moder­nity and glob­al­i­sa­tion.

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