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Old 23-01-2017, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Oisin View Post
What you've spotted isn't necessarily causality. Remember as yous aid we also say a once in a generation economic crash in 2007-8 followed be a decade of austerity politics. All over the world we have seen the rise of populist, racist parties and they haven't all been impacted by EU expansion.
I agree. Remove the crash of 2008 and the following 8 years of austerity including a decline in our services and quite possibly Brexit may not have happened. Likewise remove the Blair open door policy - not followed by the other major original EU members - and again Brexit may not have happened.

In a time of austerity and declining services having a few hundred thousand immigrants arriving in the UK year on year was never going to end well given the historic evidence of how the UK populace reacts to mass immigration in times of lack of wealth.

EU expansion (UK driven) happened on too grand a scale and too quickly. Mass immigration from the new EU (UK driven) therefore happened on too grand a scale and too quickly. Biting austerity (UK driven) also happened on too grand a scale and too quickly. Labour decimated in Scotland by SNP. Conservative decimation of the liberals. Chuck it all into the mix and you have UKIP marching with 300% increases between elections to their vote scaring the bejeesus out of the conservatives = Brexit.
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