An American’s Thoughts on Brexit

Jun 30, 2016 6:00:00 AM / by Sarah Flynn

Topics: Brexit

As an American working state-side for a London-based company, I’ve been following Brexit with great interest. There are several parallels between the E.U. referendum and the issues we face in the U.S. during this Presidential election year. The economic, social, and political ramifications are long-term and deeply impactful.

However, in light of recent domestic events, the U.S. news cycle last week gave little space the updates from abroad. We have had a full plate here lately. And, quite frankly, the magnitude of Brexit was a bit too complicated to comprehend in our already roiling national psyche. So, the media minimized the updates from Britain to feel good fluff pieces. The major headline last Thursday was: “Wills Knocks Kate’s Cooking.” Fair enough. Perhaps it was the media’s way of realizing that was literally all of the additional bad news we could digest.

That was, until Friday.

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