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    “Brexits” are complicated but here are some thoughts:

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    1. The concerns of many voters, traditionally on the left, who draw the short straw from globalisation, have long been unaddressed

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    2. Rising inequality: speak to a UK Treasury official and ask them to tell you about the link between gov’t policy and rising inequality

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    3. Authoritarian and populist beliefs in Europe are far more widespread than we care to believe buzzfeed.com/albertonardell…

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    4. Too many politicians, David Cameron to name one, responded to populism with populism, with ugly rhetoric, and short-sighted policies

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    5. Merkel told the Bundestag that the AfD was a threat to all parties’ values. Cameron aped UKIP policy and pushed it through the Commons

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    6. Nicola Sturgeon spoke of one Scotland regardless of where people are from, Cameron of “swarms of migrants”

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    7. This has consequences. It legitimises charlatans and populists

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    8. Parts of the media fan fear, fuel division, and literally make stories up unchallenged - and with no concern for the consequences

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    9. Add to that the role of social media (and others) in spreading misinformation

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    10. There is a void in leadership in EU. Europe needs more politicians that think bigger picture & long-term. More Merkels, fewer Camerons

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    11. Add all the above up - and you are left with a shit show. The end.

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