#Brexit: The Consequences Of Xenophobic Nationalism











Nigel Farage is a scumbag





103 Responses to “#Brexit: The Consequences Of Xenophobic Nationalism”

  1. 4 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Hate has proven more powerful than self-preservation

  2. 5 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Chips!!! Hi Honey! Missed you! Love you! ❤️❤️❤️

  3. 6 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Oh I didn’t read the tagline. Thanks for the new post Nerdy! Excellent selection of tweets.

  4. 7 No Child Left Behind
    June 24, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    • 8 Dudette
      June 24, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      They can leave as soon as they give us back all federal property within their borders, especially military and scientific assets.

  5. 9 JER
    June 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm

  6. June 24, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    “…When it comes to the movement of players from Europe to the PL, it would now mean that theoretically players from outside Great Britain would have to apply for a work permit to do so. Just like current non-EU or European Economic Area (EEA) players have to.Of course, there are certain guidelines players from non-EU countries have to meet to play in the PL (such as play in a certain amount of national team games over a certain time period which you can find here via the English Football Association) to keep a certain standard of play. For example a non-EU player from a nation ranked inside FIFA’s top 10 has to have played at least 30 percent of national team games in the two years prior to applying for a work permit to be able to play professionally in the UK. The lower ranked his national team, the higher percentage of games he has to play. The likes of N’Golo Kante, Dimitri Payet and Anthony Martial, who all arrived in the PL last summer, would not have been able to gain a work permit to play in the UK if it wasn’t for their EU passport….

    ….The numbers below show the new work permit laws passed in March 2015 by the FA with regards to the FIFA ranking of the players nation and the percentage of games he must play to gain the work permit.

    FIFA 1-10: 30% and above
    FIFA 11-20: 45% and above
    FIFA 21-30: 60% and above
    FIFA 31-50: 75% and above

    Last season 432 EU players were registered in the PL and although they will all likely be able to remain in the UK after this landmark vote, it is believed any new players from Europe will have to go through the work permit process. However, it has been calculated by the BBC that up to 100 players in the PL to do not meet the current work permit guidelines (plus another 332 if you count the English Championship and Scottish Championship) and therefore could be ineligible to play in the UK…..continued”

    • 11 Dudette
      June 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Well, now they can give those jobs back to deserving British players, right? What’s the problem?

      • June 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm

        Affects younger European kids that play club & semi-pro soccer the most…won’t be able to play in the “Major Leagues” i.e. Premiere League to try to make a name for themselves…similar analogy would be if you took away NCAA football and tried to get drafted into the NFL

        “Another area which could be impacted is youth players moving freely within the EU when aged 16-18. Under FIFA rules, no players can cross borders under the age of the 18 but in the EU that was not the case. In the past the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Hector Bellerin joined Arsenal from Barcelona under the age of 18, while Manchester United signed Adnan Januzaj and Timothy Fosu-Mensah in similar circumstances. Labor laws between the EU and the UK will become very complicated going forward and politicians believe the UK’s full exit from the EU may not be rubber-stamped for at least two years and probably a lot longer than that. Of course, bilateral trade agreements with individual EU countries could also be set up by the UK to help ease the red-tape for EU citizens looking to work in the UK in the future. In short, this will be a long process but it will certainly have an impact on the ability of European players moving to the UK in the future.”

  7. June 24, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    • 15 Don
      June 24, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      David, dude, you had one job, and that one job was to not wreck Europe. And at a pizza joint of all places, pizza joints are for first dates and where you hook up with your side-chick. Pizza joints aren’t places you go to when you’re planning the fate of your nation.

  8. June 24, 2016 at 2:42 pm

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  10. 29 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Gotta share a little family gossip:

    My brother just bought a new place and it turns out his next door neighbor is Living History & UNC Basketball Royalty!

  11. 35 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm

  12. 36 MadameSoph
    June 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Thanks, as always, NW. Love and light to Chips today.

    J.K. Rowling’s Tweet in your collection up top is perfect!

  13. 37 desertflower
    June 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Hate and suspicion have a high price…Bet you its higher than they are willing to pay…

  14. 38 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    West Virginia Flooding

  15. 40 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 3:07 pm

  16. 41 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm

  17. June 24, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I do think calmer heads will prevail and that Brits have learned a ‘civics lesson’ they are likely not to forget, ever …… back to work ….

  18. 43 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 3:14 pm

  19. 45 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 3:15 pm

  20. 46 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 3:16 pm

  21. 48 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 3:18 pm

  22. 51 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 3:18 pm

  23. 52 MadameSoph
    June 24, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Just saw this on Al Giordano’s timeline:

  24. 53 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 3:21 pm

  25. June 24, 2016 at 3:25 pm


    UK Independence Party Leader Admits His Bold Brexit Claim Was a “Mistake”
    Nigel Farage backs away from the Leave campaign’s signature pledge to spend £350 million of European Union money on the National Health Service.

    INAE OHJUN. 24, 2016 9:29 AM

    As Britain awoke on Friday to the news that it had voted in favor of withdrawing from the European Union, voters were introduced to their new reality with a stunning admission from Nigel Farage, the pro-Brexit advocate who leads the U.K. Independence Party. Farage said that the Vote Leave campaign’s signature pledge—that leaving the European Union would allow for £350 million to be spent on the U.K.’s National Health Service—was a “mistake.”

    Farage’s mea culpa was made during an appearance on Good Morning Britain, where he was asked if he could continue supporting that promise after the campaign to extract the United Kingdom from the European Union had succeeded.

    “No I can’t, and I would have never made that claim,” Farage said. “It was one of the mistakes I think the ‘leave’ campaign made”

  26. 58 MadameSoph
    June 24, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    If you haven’t called your Reps and Senators yet to thank them and encourage them to keep fighting…

  27. 59 hopefruit2
    June 24, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    This is SICK.

  28. June 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm

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  30. June 24, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Folk getting ready to party in the neighborhood ….

    bbl ….

  31. 67 desertflower
    June 24, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    This half wit is dumb as shit. Dumbdumbdumbdumbdumb. Seems to be proud of it, too.

    Former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) published a bizarre online harangue that began, “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another. The UK knew — it was that time. And now is that time in the USA. The Brexit referendum is akin to our own Declaration of Independence. May that refreshed spirit of sovereignty spread over the pond to America’s shores!”

  32. 70 desertflower
    June 24, 2016 at 5:09 pm

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  34. 76 desertflower
    June 24, 2016 at 5:16 pm

  35. 79 desertflower
    June 24, 2016 at 5:25 pm


    The lesson for Democrats from Brexit is that younger voters have to turn out to vote. If the electorate is dominated by an older demographic, Donald Trump odds of winning will increase. Younger voters did not want to leave the EU, but since they didn’t show up at the polls in large enough numbers, they are now going to be harmed by a potentially disastrous result that was determined by the older generations.

    The principle behind both Brexit and US elections is the same. When younger voters don’t show up in large enough numbers, conservatives win. Donald Trump may be a self-destructive fool, but if the electorate is small enough, old enough, and white enough, he could win the White House in November.

    Which is why we must all vote in record numbers! To assure that these racist, bigoted, fearmongers get no where near the WH…

  36. 81 JER
    June 24, 2016 at 5:29 pm

  37. 82 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    HRC staff is on point!

  38. 83 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm

  39. 84 Dudette
    June 24, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Sigh! 🙄

  40. 85 Sam UK Obama Supporter
    June 24, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    What a dreadful day!!! I can not believe that the UK has voted to leave the EU. What a backward movement. Most of my son’s friends (age 15) wanted in as did a lot of people my age however there was so much scare mongering in the rw press and on TV. My parents age group mostly voted out stating that they knew Britain before the EU and we were OK. What people of their generation tend to forget, however is that it is a different world now and being part of the EU benefits us all, especially the younger generation. I voted IN mainly for my son’s future and also because I believe that we are stronger and safer in the EU, a small country no matter how strong will not do as well alone as it would in a larger organization such as the EU. In fact I feel so strongly that this decision will impact my son’s future adversely that my husband and I are seriously considering a move to the ROI. Being of Irish descent myself and my husband’s family are also Irish it is something we have been thinking about for a while, this vote has given us the kick up the ass we needed to actively look into the idea rather than just dream.
    Sorry for the long rant and being somewhat off topic but I feel VERY strongly about this.

    I love the MSNBC tweet re Trump in Scotland with the Mexican flag, it’s a classic.

    • 86 desertflower
      June 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Oh, Sam….I’m so sad this happened this way….ignorance and fear. Powerful tools of the propaganda…. There will be lots of issues from this…hope that you decide well…for you and your son. High price to pay for lies and fear. Good luck….keep posting:)

      • 87 Sam UK obama supporter
        June 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm

        It’s a tough decision to make but something we have been considering for a long time. Whatever we do our son’s future is paramount.

        I will be commenting more here now that I am back online. I have been without a computer forever and have missed you guys. It’s good to be back even if the circumstances here in the UK could be better.

    • 88 0388jojothecat
      June 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      I am so sorry Sam. Why do the people that are now in their mid-late 60’s who received so many benefits from the “greatest generation” who fought WWII and generations before them, not try to do better for their kids when voting? I hear so many say they don’t care because i’ll be dead before it affects me. Well all those “Reagan Democrats” who voted for lower taxes, kids are reaping what they sowed. The kids have so much personal debit from education that many can’t finish or even go to college. All those affirmative action haters whose mothers got a lot of the benefits are complaining because they’re kids can’t afford college. I just don’t know what is wrong with this world and the hate behind it all.

      • 89 Sam UK obama supporter
        June 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm

        That is so true jojothecat. I cant understand why the older generation voted for something so obviously against the interests of the young especially as my parents who voted out are in all other ways intelligent and compassionate. I expect it from xenophobic bigots but am at a loss to comprehend the thought process of those like my parents.

        • 90 0388jojothecat
          June 24, 2016 at 7:03 pm

          Sam I see it in my own mother who was never like that when she was younger. My mom was so nice and compassionate to lesbian neighbors we had back in the 60’s. My mom was the only neighbor who made friends with them. They didn’t live there very long I believe because they were not accepted by the neighborhood. I used to baby sit a child they took in who was badly abused by its mother who they befriended. Today my mom is in her 80’s, super religious and is so racist against everyone even her own race and hates gay people now. I pray I don’t become like that when I am older.

          • 91 Sam UK obama supporter
            June 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm

            Your mom sounds like such a wonderful person when she was younger and I’m sure she still is deep down. I wish I could understand what happens to some people as they age. I am sure you won’t be the same. You sound like such a caring person.

            • 92 0388jojothecat
              June 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm

              Thanks Sam, you too. I wish your family the best in whatever decision you make. Wish you could come to the USA, but with these gun nuts in Congress, your family wouldn’t be safe here. Praying that things calm down and the people and leaders do what’s right for their countrymen/women.

  41. 93 desertflower
    June 24, 2016 at 6:04 pm


    Josh Marshall did a good job of connecting the dots between Trump and Brexit.

    Put simply, Trumpism and the greater arc of rightist politics in the US in recent years seems to follow this pattern. A declining but still very large fraction of the population which feels that it is losing power, wealth and something between ethnic familiarity and dominance to rising segments of the society. To map this on to the specifics of US society this pits a one group that is both older and whiter against another that is generally younger and less white.

    Two points are worth recognizing about this deep social and political cleavage. First, this rebellion on the right is based not on strength but on weakness, the loss of power, control, demographic dominance, privilege. Second, in key respects it is an accurate perception of the change overtaking America…

    The future electorate of the UK wanted to remain in Europe. This makes me suspect that for all the differences there is some elemental similarity in play between here and the UK.

    • 94 Sam UK obama supporter
      June 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      I think that there is a similarity between trump and ukip. They are both misguided on the topic of race and immigration (and that is putting it mildly) and their followers are like a flock of sheep,or maybe a better analogy would be like a bunch of rats following the pied piper because they like the sound of the song he is singing, unaware if the fate that awaits them. Why can’t these people just wake the f@#k up and smell the coffee before it is too late. Elections have consequences. It is too late for us where the referendum is concerned but it is not too late for the presidential election. The thought of Trump getting in is unthinkable.

  42. 96 desertflower
    June 24, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    I’m just shocked….


    Those millions in investor funds allegedly went towards Faulkner’s personal expenses, including international travel, cars, jewelry and opulent meals. The SEC charged that the fracking mogul even obtained what he referred to as a “whore card”—an American Express used exclusively for these “salacious” purchases—to shield his personal spending and expense reimbursements from the rest of the company.

    Faulkner allegedly used that card to charge more than $1 million in personal travel, expenses for personal escorts and nights out on the town, according to the suit. In one four-day period in July 2014, the SEC alleged, he spent nearly $40,000 at a single Dallas gentleman’s club.

    The unusually media-friendly oil and gas CEO was known for his frequent appearances on cable news, but he’d also emerged as a major conservative donor during his tenure at Breitling. The Texas Observer reported that he gave almost $300,000 to state candidates, putting $87,500 towards Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s (R) campaign and $100,000 towards Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton’s bid.


  43. 97 desertflower
    June 24, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    h/t Juanita Jean…somethings never change.

  44. 98 JER
    June 24, 2016 at 6:21 pm

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  45. 99 JER
    June 24, 2016 at 6:23 pm

  46. 100 JER
    June 24, 2016 at 6:24 pm

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