“SUNDERLAND, England — From this northeastern town that has lost its shipyard, its coal industry and its glass manufacturers in recent decades emerged the first signal that Britain was to change course. After the Sunderland Brexit vote came in — 61.3 percent in favor of leaving the European Union — there was little doubt how last June’s referendum would go.
Nissan, the Japanese automaker, had warned against a vote to leave. It is now the largest private-sector employer in the area, with 6,700 people working at its plant and tens of thousands more in the supply chain. Workers didn’t care. Like tens of millions of people across Britain and the United States, they were ready for disruption: to heck with the tired advice of politicians, multinational corporations and bankers.”
Good op-ed. I remain confused. Since Brexit is such a disaster, why doesn’t Prime Minister May lead the Parliament into cancelling it. If she was against it, is she afraid of the voters, even though much of what got them to the polls was apparently fake news. What is motivating Theresa May now? What good is the will of thee people when they are manipulated by Fake News and scam artists?