The following quote appeared in a major newspaper the day before the Brexit vote. Guess which one.
“David Cameron, the British prime minister has no one to blame but himself… made a promise … if re-elected, he would hold an in or out referendum on continued British membership” (in the EU).
The article goes on in this vein about what a mistake this was. Allowing people to actually vote, or as the article says “what many consider to be a wholly unnecessary roll of the dice”.
Various British mandarins are quoted as to the wisdom of Cameron’s decision, and a variety of arguments against Brexit are trotted out “sharp tones of xenophobia, racism, nativism and Islamophobia” — this by the authors of the article. No arguments for Brexit are given (as if any reasonable person could be in favor).
So where was it published? Pravda? Granma? People’s Daily?
No, the front page of the New York Times.
It’s the typical New York Times ploy of masquerading an opinion piece as a news article.
This is something I despise (see — https://luysii.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/helping-hillary-along/).
Not this time though. It is a perfect example of the elitist (and leftist) impulse of the Times in full cry. We know what’s best. The people are not to be trusted, but ruled by decree by their betters (vide Obama’s 13 million amnesty, and the BLM’s attempt to control fracking despite a law passed by congress).
It’s very good to see elite opinion lose. Americans should be aware that Brexit was opposed by the heads of all political parties, business elites, academic elites, Nature and the scientific elites, the church — essentially every class of elite imaginable. Perhaps this was its high tide.