Bri­tain’s vote high­lights issues with the sys­tem

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The exit of Bri­tain from the Euro­pean Union will lead to the eco­nomic iso­la­tion of the coun­try in an era of glob­al­i­sa­tion. Bri­tain’s mem­ber­ship of the Euro­pean Union had nu­mer­ous eco­nomic and so­cial ad­van­tages for the coun­try in­clud­ing more mo­bil­ity and op­por­tu­ni­ties for Bri­tons. The ref­er­en­dum re­sults show un­der­ly­ing fis­sures in the vot­ing pat­tern. The North of the coun­try wanted to con­tinue to be part of the EU. Ur­ban cen­tres like Lon­don also wanted a con­tin­u­ance of the sta­tus quo. Sim­i­larly the young of the coun­try wanted to be part of the EU. How­ever, the ru­ral ar­eas of the coun­try were af­fir­ma­tive about ex­it­ing. The Leave vote has won, prin­ci­pally it seems, due to con­cerns of in­cre­men­tal im­mi­gra­tion, which would have im­pacted eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cals. The refugee in­flux is­sue also com­pounded con­cerns in Bri­tain. It is un­for­tu­nate that Bri­tain has also lost a prag­matic PM like David Cameron on this is­sue. Ra­jen­dra K Aneja Dubai

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