If the 2016 U.S. presidential election was an earthquake, the 2016 Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom was a warning tremor. In both cases, victory went to the forgotten people, who didn’t do what they were told by the elites.
Brexit was the result of a decades-long campaign by UK skeptics of the globalist scheme to integrate Great Britain with the European continent. They warned that the European Union’s impenetrable bureaucracy would take on a life of its own, and that Britons would no longer be masters of their own house.
And they were right.
Add in the terror of radical Islam, and Angela Merkel’s open-borders experiment, and you had a perfect storm. The man of the hour was Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, the UK Independence Party. His brilliant videos from his seat in the European Parliament inspired countless Brits to learn why the EU was a bad deal, and to find the courage to break free of it.