Nigel Farage has been ridiculed for many years for his efforts to get the United Kingdom out of the European Union while a member of the European Parliament from England. But he is now enjoying his day in the sun. Basking in the glow of last week's Brexit success, he addressed the European Parliament on Tuesday, telling the body that the Brexit vote by his countrymen was a rejection of the EU and its politics. He was — in every meaning of the word — ebullient.
After the historic British “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union super-state, it is time for the United States to take a lesson from the Brits and exit the United Nations, conservative commentator Sarah Palin said in an online statement. The comments by the popular former governor of Alaska, which blasted “special interest globalists” and the plot for one-world government, come amid a growing American movement to withdraw from the scandal-plagued UN and other internationalist outfits that threaten U.S. liberties and independence. Indeed, legislation already sitting in Congress would end U.S. membership in the dictator-dominated global body and all its sovereignty-threatening treaties, stop U.S. taxpayer funding of the organization, and evict the UN's headquarters from American soil. However, some left-wing extremists criticized the plan.
In the wake of Brexit, financial markets across Europe and the world are experiencing some choppy waters. Those who opposed the U.K.'s move to regain independence from the EU have been quick to point to the financial turbulence with a not-so-subtle I-told-you-so. Their message is clear: Brexit is responsible for the downturn and it will only get worse if other nations follow suit. But is it really the catastrophe the globalists make it out to be?
Almost immediately after the Brexit became official, politicians in other EU countries began expressing a desire to follow Britain's example.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is out — or soon will be — as the first political repercussion of the historic Brexit vote.