Ask DN: Britain Leaving the EU, how will it affect you?

almost 7 years ago from Joe C, Design & Development Lead

  • Xavier BertelsXavier Bertels, almost 7 years ago

    I agree with most of what you are saying.

    It is precisely why I think liberalism and conservatism in modern society are not dichotomous. In theory, they might be. In practice, less so.

    In practice, a Brexit vote can be motivated from either of those ideologies as they are currently understood. You could argue that a liberal would vote leave and a conservative would vote remain. Or the other way around. Those who are generally regarded to be conservatives in modern society sometimes have more liberal viewpoints than liberals.

    This can also be seen in the different groups that supported remain vs those that supported leave: they are in fact not, as suggested, singularly left-wing or right-wing. Their motivations and background are mixed, just like the people who voted leave or remain can use either ideology to motivate their vote.

    People do have the power to change things like this, and the irony of it all is that they have. Whether it was your preferred outcome or not is, unfortunately, irrelevant.

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