Brexit poll is the focus of seminar in Dubai
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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