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Did this influence the Brexit vote?

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Submitted by There is NO Santa Claus (United States), Jun 26, 2016 at 11:00

How much do you (Dr. Pipes) think this rebellion influenced the Brexit vote?

Some say it was a lot. Others say it was a more general feeling that Britain was losing control of its autonomy in making national policy.

What do you think? And... might you be writing a column on the Brexit vote anytime soon? (I suppose it might be wise and wait a few days to see what really happens instead of rushing to judgement.)

Regards,

There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Yes, the revolt against Islamism and anger at the European Union are connected.

I should add that I am writing this note from Edinburgh on July 1, in the midst of the UK crisis. It sure does not feel like a crisis.

I am reminded that in 2010-11 Belgium went 541 days without a government ... and barely anyone noticed.

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