The opposition to the British BREXIT decision taken some time ago seems to have been set along party lines – as so many social questions are – and further connected to a number of interest groups. Whether they might be said to be special interest groups or not is up to the reader to decide. I counted :
- Some youth groups – who were horrified that the easy access to Europe for jobs and/or vacations might be compromised.
- Some immigrant organisations who feared that the nation’s gates would swing shut and prevent their clientele and relatives from coming to the UK and staying there.
- Some organisations opposed to nationalistic sentiments or actions of any kind – good or bad. Not ALL nations, mind, but the UK version was to be abhorred.
- Some companies who could see financial loss or inconvenience caused by having to move their headquarters out of the UK or their manufacturing plants into it
I’m sure there were many others, some with genuine concerns for the country and some with genuine concerns for their own concerns.
But have we considered that some of the opposition to an independent Great Britain may come from the rulers of the place? They have been used to a populace that does what they are told – they have been told what to do all the way from William The Conquerer to the last speech from the Crown Prince – and the idea of the locals getting free of the Germans and the French might start them thinking that they’d like to be free of the rulers…
You can’t sing ” God Remove Our Gracious Queen…” with quite the same poetry as the current words, but then you could always write a new piece of music to go along with it. I don’t think the British populace would think about this at all, but they could change their minds when Charles and Camilla ass-end the throne.