The world’s losers are revolting, and Brexit is only the beginning - The Washington Post
Brexit gives British establishment its bloodiest nose in decades
Brexit is just the beginning of a popular revolt against elites - MarketWatch
Brexit: Identity trumps economics in revolt against elites — FT.com
Tusk blames 'utopian' EU elites for Eurosceptic revolt and Brexit crisis
1 JUNE 2016 • 7:41AM
European Council president Donald Tusk has warned EU leaders in the bluntest terms that their “utopian” illusions are tearing Europe apart, and that any attempt to seize on Brexit to force through yet more integration would be a grave mistake.
In a passionate plea to Europe’s top conservatives, he accused the EU elites of living in a fool’s paradise and provoking the eurosceptic revolt now erupting in a string of countries.
“It is us who today are responsible,” he said, speaking at a conclave of Christian-Democrat and centre-right leaders in Luxembourg. “Obsessed with the idea of instant and total integration, we failed to notice that ordinary people, the citizens of Europe, do not share our Euro-enthusiasm.”
Tusk blames 'utopian' EU elites for Eurosceptic revolt and Brexit crisis - Telegraph
Revolt against the unaccountable
‘Brexit’ represents rejection of the international establishment
Monday, June 27, 2016
The Brexit vote is just the beginning of the revolt against unaccountable institutions and persons. The global political-economic class reacted with horror when a majority of British citizens said “enough is enough,” by voting to leave the EU.
Rather than government by citizens for the citizens, the world has increasingly become government by unaccountable bureaucrats for bureaucrats. The EU has morphed from a desirable free-trade and free-movement-of-capital organization into an entity that has stripped people of their sovereign rights while, at the same time, attempting to micromanage them in ways many have found to be intrusive and abusive.
Andrew Roberts, writing in the Daily Telegraph, captured the mood: “The role of bloody-minded insurgents willing to do the opposite of what they’re told by the authorities has been long central to great political events in British history . Almost every single agency of the international establishment was deployed to thwart them — the IMF, Bank of England, OECD, big business, Goldman Sachs the World Bank, Presidents Obama, Hollande and Abe, the EU Commission The Guardian, Davos, The Times, and so on — yet over 17.4 million people told them precisely what they could do with their expert opinion.”
Brexit a revolt against the unaccountable - Washington Times
But how are 'the elites' responding?
Brexit was a rejection of Britain's governing elite. Too bad the elites were right. | European Council on Foreign Relations
Revolt (and Revenge) of the Elites: More Globalist Sabotage of Brexit
And how real is this 'revolt' anyway?
Britain is in the midst of a working-class revolt | John Harris | Opinion | The Guardian
Brexit is a fake revolt – working-class culture is being hijacked to help the elite | Paul Mason | Opinion | The Guardian
The 'revolt' was particularly pronounced in coastal areas:
EU referendum: England leads UK to exit - BBC News
... and in the South West:
Brexit debate: The view from a south-west England fishing port! #FishermenWantOut #RegainControlOfOurWaters #FishingIndustry | Leanne Barnes | LinkedIn
After residents voted for Brexit, Cornwall realized the EU might stop sending them money | National Post
South West reaction to Brexit vote | Insider Media Ltd
And where do we go from here?
Here is the response from the New Economics Foundation - which tries to look forward as we learn the lessons of rejection:
Putting communities at the heart of a post-Brexit plan
JUNE 29, 2016 // BY: FERNANDA BALATA
Putting communities at the heart of a post-Brexit plan | New Economics Foundation
Futures Forum: The Blue New Deal from the New Economics Foundation >>> formal launch of 'action plan to deliver jobs and economic prosperity to coastal regions'
Futures Forum: The Blue New Deal from the New Economics Foundation @ Climate Week in Sidmouth: the presentation
Futures Forum: "We’ve got a problem with democracy" ... the failed promises of 'regeneration'
Futures Forum: Flatpack democracy: the new English political revolt
Futures Forum: The universal basic income