Source: “England’s last gasp at empire” by Ben Judah, in The New York Times, July 12
Brexit: …The key is not sovereignty but a rejection of ethnic change….
Part of the reason is that the messaging of the Leave campaign suggested that Britain was under a camouflaged German diktat. A majority of those I met thought a tide of immigration from the European Union was imminent – thanks, they believed, to impending Turkish membership.
This made the Brexit referendum eerily similar in emotional content to last year’s bailout referendum in Greece, which encompassed a similar psychodrama of World War II refought.