(If you heard that in the voice of an old Hanna-Barbara cartoon character, I intended it.)
Yep, the Brits voted "leave." Surprised me; I figured it would go like the Scotland vote, a great deal of noise right down to the wire, followed by a return to the status quo ante. Instead, the UK went even further ante and that part of the world is now back to a kind of peaceable version of post-Dunkirk, with the plucky Britons looking across the Channel to a continent united under a single banner.
I'd like to have an actual opinion about this but you know what? I really don't. It's a regional matter and I don't live there; I can read pundits all day long and I still won't have the same visceral grasp of the matter that a rubbish-hauler in Brighton can muster before breakfast. This is easy to forget; there's an entire news industry that runs on ignoring that fact. If you're not in the thick of it, you don't really know what's going on, no matter how slow and careful the explanation.
The UK has chosen. The Pound dipped. If you had your eye on something made in the UK, right now might be a good time to price it out. Past that, time will tell, as it always does. Good idea? Bad idea? We'll all know soon enough.
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