Final tally: Close to 52 percent of Brits voting in the referendum said ‘Leave’.
David Cameron has immediately announced his resignation. He had been campaigning for the UK to remain in the European Union.
Lesson for Malaysia: A Prime Minister must be attuned to the wishes of the majority — hint, hint. (Read: Listen to your grassroots!)
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on his government to immediately begin the process of withdrawing Britain from the EU.
Britain wants tighter border control. It does not want immigrants to flow in without any proper filter.
BELOW: Anti-immigration Donald Trump is in favour of Brexit
The world is moving right
Dutch anti-immigration leader Geert Wilders tweeted: “Hurrah for the British! Now it is our turn. Time for a Dutch referendum!”
“We want be in charge of our own country, our own money, our own borders, and our own immigration policy,” he added in a media statement. (See Telegraph report)
France’s anti-immigration National Front similarly called for a referendum. Party leader Marine Le Pen tweeted “freedom has won”.
Germany’s AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) right wing party MP in the European parliament, Beatrix von Storch welcomed the result. She is known for her controversial “shooting refugees” remark.
Reaction by Mulan (a regular commenter of this blog) @ 2016/06/24 at 2:53 pm.
“For those Bangsa Malaysia(n)s who hate this country and want to leave, UK does not want them. And if this trend continues, many other countries won’t want them. They better stay here, and shut up.”
Helen’s response to Mulan:
“They should try their luck in Tasmania. Talentcorp must ubah its brief to outbound emigration and help these unhappy Firsters to exit Malaysia.”
Updated @ 4pm
Just sayin’ … how the wheel of karma turns
It was only not too long ago that David Cameron was contemptuous of Donald Trump when the latter was merely one among a wide field of Republican presidential candidates.
Today Trump is a heartbeat away from sitting in the Oval Office – if not him than Hillary will become Potus – while Cameron will soon be vacating No.10 Downing Street.
Lesson for Malaysians: Those Bangsa Malaysia urbanites who like to bully rural voters as being “stupid”, “racist”, “extremist”, “bigots” etc. will soon find themselves taught a lesson in hubris.
I’m waiting for PAS to ajar DAP.