Why Brexit happened -- and what to do next | Alexander Betts

  • Published on Aug 12, 2016
  • We are embarrassingly unaware of how divided our societies are, and Brexit grew out of a deep, unexamined divide between those that fear globalization and those that embrace it, says social scientist Alexander Betts. How do we now address that fear as well as growing disillusionment with the political establishment, while refusing to give in to xenophobia and nationalism? Join Betts as he discusses four post-Brexit steps toward a more inclusive world.
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Comments • 8 273

  • lucy maria
    lucy maria 2 hours ago

    You are ridiculous. A Socialist living with welfare, of course

  • Joe Zyzyx
    Joe Zyzyx 3 hours ago

    This video is now quite dated. Globalization is like saying I must share my spouse with you, and you share yours with me, so we can all understand each other better. LOL, neither aids in understanding as much as it creates resentments and angry reactions. The mistake the Liberals make is double speak, where they speak of "diversity" but all the time are trying to instead force a type of "homogenization" on all. They lie, and eventually people begin to realize just what huge liars they are.

  • Hey You
    Hey You 3 hours ago +1

    Must be from the same gene pool as Prince William lol

  • Susan W
    Susan W 6 hours ago

    This guy is so misguided and indoctrinated on so many levels! He's painted the Brexiteers as mouth-breathing knuckle-dragging rustics. This is nonsense. Globalism, as it stands now is a huge destructive centralising force , consolidating power for the oligarchic, plutocratic elite . This man is a utopian, indulging in and promoting delusional thinking.

  • aldret aldret
    aldret aldret 13 hours ago

    Globalisation is maybe a way to « alien » nations.....

  • David L Allen
    David L Allen 19 hours ago


  • Rob Harvey
    Rob Harvey 22 hours ago

    'Liberal bubble' - he said it...

  • Srups11
    Srups11 Day ago

    TED talk or political rally?

  • Tristan Classen
    Tristan Classen Day ago

    Boooo !! Leftist.

  • R Mason
    R Mason Day ago

    Somehow we should kidnap John Bercow and entice him with succulent jelly babies or whatever it takes, and right and royally tell him he's got a new job. Sort out the crap that's now British Politics and 'make it so' Captain!!!!
    He has honour and integrity for that role and he has balls to keep the rogues gallery in order.
    Seriously JB4PM

  • Monty Sheehan
    Monty Sheehan Day ago

    This bloke still doesn't get it bless him

  • Andrei Margea
    Andrei Margea Day ago

    He attributes the results of the Brexit vote on ignorance of less educated, rural people. This shows his ignorance of the real issues, and a very shallow liberal, condescending view of the world. This is precisely why people felt misunderstood by the elites and voted for Brexit in the UK, and for Trump in the US.

  • Affiliate ClimbMax

    one world one government united under the rothchild bankers lets all go sit on a cloud.... run uk run

  • Trucker Flo
    Trucker Flo 2 days ago

    What a beta male!

  • Trucker Flo
    Trucker Flo 2 days ago

    Britain is wiping itself CLEAN of the EU! Yayyyyyy

  • Graham Gibson
    Graham Gibson 2 days ago

    Wow, I didn't know there were no PhD's, BA's, BSc's, MBA's in the north. We must be an uneducated lot. Why has this guy and the Clinton's resorted to the reason they lost because of uneducated people who do not know what they are doing. Maybe, just maybe, the blue collar workers have paid the price of Globalization and Brexit is their only voice to get out of the EU. He talks about education being one way to solve this problem, but what he means is a re-education of the north. I think that's what China does when you don't agree with the CCP's policy! I still believe that the main issue is immigration and it's not fair for someone like Merkel to allow 2M refugees into the EU without permission from all other EU countries. Immigration without representation. As for globalization, when I go to Tuscany I want to see Tuscany, not some melded place of the world like Disney World, when going to the north Yorkshire Moors (maybe he can get out of London once in a while) I want to see the locals and partake in their differences because life is more interesting. So in London is see Starbucks, MacDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and the other curses of Globalization. You can keep it. A Social Scientist, oxymoron if there ever was one. He's the educated one?? Really?

  • Williom Pelling
    Williom Pelling 2 days ago

    We the British are already part of a well established global entity it's called the Commonwealth of nations.
    It was our self serving, self glorifying politicians that took us into the EU in the seventies. They knew then we would no longer be able to trade freely with the Commonwealth or come to that the rest of the world but kept quiet about it to us the voting public. Why?
    The head of the Commonwealth is also our Head of State; it is our Queen and not our politicians that holds sway.
    I mentioned self serving politicians. What they saw in the E.U. was Thier Chance of glory, their chance to strut the international stage that is until now.
    Having watched this pantomime parliament since the referendum it has occurred to me that since joining the EU our politicians loyalties seem to have drifted from us; who they are supposed to represent in our Parliament towards that of the European Parliament leaving the voting public feeling left out!
    We were once a sovereign nation state and will soon be again.
    Politicians note: the purpose of government is to rule on behalf of the people, not over the people!
    And so TED on the basis your dream of globalisation, and taking into account Brexit and the rising discontent within the European Union, is nothing more than an unworkable pipe dream.

  • Sergio Antunes
    Sergio Antunes 2 days ago

    Liar! You've embraced the communist idea of one sole word and try to convince us that this is good? Fortunately, British people are not sleeping anymore. The globalists are scum!

  • Dave Duvalier
    Dave Duvalier 2 days ago

    whining remoaner

  • Kim Jung Un
    Kim Jung Un 3 days ago

    You , Are , an educated Fool

  • David Freeman
    David Freeman 3 days ago +1

    He is a liar, there was zero increase in racism or xenophobia. he is a liar and a fantasist, he also has a VERY gay face. i wager that he 'bats for the other team'...

  • divad noskcaj
    divad noskcaj 4 days ago

    Shame ..TED is always up there with my favourite scientific magazines....not any more.

  • Elaine Clark
    Elaine Clark 5 days ago +1

    Mass immigration happening now .But let's chat about Brexit 💔🌎

  • cleo sawdon
    cleo sawdon 6 days ago

    unfortunately uk will not leave the eu....... the banking family's own the corporation(who own the eu) the government(who are made up of royal/military offspring) are working on behalf of the corporate interest.even the long story short version would be too complex for the average person to gasp. there are to many arguments and problems within society, all psychologically created deliberately by the government. from immigration to education and employment just thees 3 topics will divide a nation to argue among its self
    80% of mental health problems derive from one of the 3 topics and are pretty much the foundations of every argument within this system fueled by ignorance and hypocrisy

  • dmc101100
    dmc101100 6 days ago

    What a cockwomble
    The EU is anti globalisation. They want to only trade amongst themselves while the leave side want a WTO and strike deals anywhere around the world. There is no free trade in the EU, you are told who you can trade with, what you pay and how much you take and have to return. The EU is a dictatorship that has to be stopped. They want a centralised taxation system where you pay your taxes to Brussels. This is dangerous. If the country you live in is more prosperous you could end up paying more tax than a country that isn't so. A bit like the membership at the moment, where only 11 countries out of 28 actually pay. But this is going one step further. I will be so glad to leave this shitshow

  • Object
    Object 9 days ago

    God help us from men like this.

  • Rosemary Harle
    Rosemary Harle 9 days ago

    Well the remainers have done nothing else but give mis information since the referendum.
    My issue with immigrants is those who've only come to UK to be financed without actually earning or contributing to society or their own support.
    Not forgetting that for decades some have never learnt to speak or read English. Plus they demand our laws be changed to suit their beliefs which are not the british way of life. They should have atayed at home.

  • Augusto Pinochet
    Augusto Pinochet 9 days ago

    Free palestine and free the UK

  • April Nash
    April Nash 9 days ago

    Good for the rich & bad for the poor, that's what he said! It was not a protest vote you idiot - we want democratic nation states where we can vote & our vote will be counted. Why do you have to sell your country in order to trade with your neighbours? Please search for "Ireland 2030" to see what Globalisation means for your heritage. Unelected people with a warped ideology running your country from afar. Free speech & the law applied equally to all - that's what I want. The EU is marxism pure & simple. Thought crime is now a thing. Thank goodness for people like Trump.

  • MGTOW Lifestyle
    MGTOW Lifestyle 9 days ago

    He is liberal n transgender

  • Dave W
    Dave W 9 days ago

    This guy comes across as a slightly demented repentant sinner.

  • Nick Nack
    Nick Nack 9 days ago

    Why sorry? Why pity? Not a good starting point. We voted to leave the EU because we wanted to repatriate our law making ability. That's it.
    The deeper "structural factors" are a product of the EU's undemocratic, autocratic and protectionist institution. Basically, they refused to listen.

  • nuff seed
    nuff seed 9 days ago

    suck my honk soy boy

  • George Fares
    George Fares 10 days ago

    The solution is Irish unification and Scottish independence

  • Owen Sheridan
    Owen Sheridan 10 days ago +1

    In a nutshell, this guy, for want of a better expression, is educated beyond his intelligence.

  • Owen Sheridan
    Owen Sheridan 10 days ago


  • Owen Sheridan
    Owen Sheridan 10 days ago


  • Owen Sheridan
    Owen Sheridan 10 days ago +1

    So according to him, within the areas, he is unfamiliar with there are no people of sophistication, What he does not understand, like all globalists, is that there is no place for the nationalist within his globalist world, to him all nationalists are phobic, little englinders, about something or other.

  • SNKRhead Games
    SNKRhead Games 10 days ago +1

    The audience is laughing in English not British

  • Matthew E Lyons
    Matthew E Lyons 11 days ago

    Also what does a conservative conserve but what a liberal has already established anytime that I can serve it is advocating for the status quo then they’re just preserving what liberal have already obtained they are the opposite end of the same party at least in the United States. Yes I am American citizen of North Carolina

  • Simon Ruszczak
    Simon Ruszczak 11 days ago

    Libtard bullshit.
    Kick out the immigrant parasites.
    What to do next ?, vote Brexit Party.

  • Bernie Moscrop
    Bernie Moscrop 11 days ago +1

    People like this just haven't got a clue.

  • J and M
    J and M 12 days ago

    He says he is British but he is not.
    He is a wet blanket.

  • Ian Jenkins
    Ian Jenkins 12 days ago +2

    My god the staggering arrogance displayed in this talk, and half truths given. he introduces himself as British then slags off the country and people who voted opposite to his view, showing the map as if everyone in the blue areas voted remain and everyone in the red areas voted leave.

  • bitTorrenter
    bitTorrenter 12 days ago

    Trained by Tony Blair

  • Penny Waters
    Penny Waters 13 days ago

    i knew he was a numpty cos he called himself british. the natives of the united kingdom are four - english, irish, scots and welsh (alphabetical order!) to call oneself british means he doesn't know which culture he comes from, or his own history. british is the empire that no longer exists, only people from the empire call themselves british - or fools like him. so it was the ELDERS THAT VOTED LEAVE. ignore elders at your peril youngsters!!!

  • donotlike 4 anonymus
    donotlike 4 anonymus 13 days ago

    i voted (well if i could've and lived in Britain...)
    to leave and i haven't even took immigration into account...
    There are many reasons to leave and there are many to stay
    but you're misrepresenting how many people decided to vote... Many people just like me decided it's best to leave not because of immigration/.... But because of such basic issues as the eu bureaucratic machine...
    While yes the eu done a lot of good their poor regulations and... (I'm not talking just about gdpr i researched it and chose before that....)
    the poor bureaucratic system stopped many many brits from having a good economic freedom.... -a fine economic freedom but not a good one...
    i can argue a lot about the reasons to leave and to stay but there are just too msny of them.....
    And yet trying to spin it up like it all had something to do with immigration...
    That's poor man.... That's misleading....

    And BTW while I'm pro globalization i do have a problem with mass immigration...
    Because at the end of the day i believe it's wrong that immigrants bring their cultures and.... Into the new county...
    -i believe in humanitarian aid and
    I'm very tolerate of other people and their cultures and... But i believe they should practice them in their countries.... i believe more people should travel but
    you don't see me travel to Saudi Arabia and strip/... No because i respect the culture... (and I'm a man BTW so... That's also a reason...)
    but look at places like Sweden I'm not sure of the data exactly but look at how rapes jumped since they started taking in more immigrants

    it's one thing to be pro globalization and another to advocate for open boarders like you...

  • wasp
    wasp 13 days ago +1

    I voted remain but after watching this middle class wanker he has turned me into a brexiter.

  • Chopschat
    Chopschat 13 days ago

    Yawn. Just be happy we're leaving, probs with WTO. We deserve it now. Fascism will have a little strut about, get wiped out and we'll be begging to rejoin within a decade. There'll be no return for your highstreet, no return of industrial production and just an erosion of employment law, human rights and ultimately an embarrassing rowback. It's just a shame that only two generations have to pass before Hitler-type bollocks returns. Stop trying to be intellectuals, Facebook keyboard Incel warriors and get yourselves lives.

  • alfie dooley
    alfie dooley 13 days ago

    Ugh! patronising elitist! Social "science" is not actually a science. Still, I am sure he is not fazed by all these negative comments, being so convinced that he is right....

  • Michael Lynn
    Michael Lynn 13 days ago +2

    This chap misses the point entirely. Brexit is about not being controlled by Orwellian liberal left wing, elitist, foreigners, who have their own interests at heart. Lots of Brexiteers would be very happy with a flexible federal Europe. But not one represented by the EU.

  • Keith Lynch
    Keith Lynch 14 days ago

    It's ironic to see and hear such wanton praise for globalisation and know that in the decades to come, they will learn to understand globalism, for what it truly is. They will learn to fear it and hate it because it will suppress them and it will imprison them and kill them and, they will have no place to hide.
    Globalism is the ambition of the rich and powerful who will value their robots and Ai more than their minions.
    Globalism, is a club for the benefit of zionists and if you are not a zionist, you will be excluded.

  • Eric Watchtower
    Eric Watchtower 14 days ago

    What a pathetic wanker...

  • Mark Topham
    Mark Topham 14 days ago

    We have every right to fear Globalization, or more precisely Global capitalism, ruled solely by transnational Elites and neoliberalism. The loss of democracy and the economic slavery of the vast majority of the worlds population, whilst the transnational elite hoard the worlds wealth and take full control....that is truly frightening

  • Mr Cook
    Mr Cook 14 days ago +1

    He's certainly a big fan of globalisation, how blind can you be

  • Ken Hall
    Ken Hall 14 days ago +2

    BS! GB should just leave as they voted for. If you can not accept that migrate to Europe. We don't want you in Australia as we have democracy.

  • Doubrie Wotsit
    Doubrie Wotsit 14 days ago

    I take issue with his point that areas with high immigration voted remain. I live in Lincolnshire that has massive European immigration and they strongly voted leave. Not a reflection on my position but it is a fact.

  • Andrei Andrei
    Andrei Andrei 14 days ago

    ba..pot sa ma pis"?

  • John Strong
    John Strong 14 days ago


  • Progressive Demagogue
    Progressive Demagogue 14 days ago

    Oh dear, yet another university indoctrinated liberal, patronising those he claims are less educated. Why doesn't he go and educate James O'brien;
    the self proclaimed expert on liberal intelligence, and LBC presenter. He regularly claims that there is 'no evidence` that proves uncontrolled immigration drives down wages. Liberals love the truth, as long as it's their version of it.

  • Liam Bentham
    Liam Bentham 14 days ago

    The only reason it was an immense shock to him and most other remainers, including the government and the BBC (and ITV and Channel 4 for that matter), was because they were so detached from reality to begin with.

  • Chris Van Bekkum
    Chris Van Bekkum 14 days ago +8

    Good luck "red" , most people value freedom over globalization.

  • jack strop
    jack strop 14 days ago

    the brexiteers want to trade with the WORLD-the remainers want to (in the main)! trade with the EU! so who see`s the bigger picture? cmon remainers-tell us its you!!!!.

  • Nigel L
    Nigel L 14 days ago

    LOL what a patronising d*ck

  • TubeTheWorld
    TubeTheWorld 15 days ago

    Vomit enducingly smug cuck and his cucked audience. Move on...

  • Candelaria Arocha
    Candelaria Arocha 15 days ago

    Very important.,the information. Thank you.

  • Cc bk
    Cc bk 15 days ago

    zionist shill or just an idiot.

  • Louis Banaszak
    Louis Banaszak 15 days ago

    vote brexit

  • ableasdale2000
    ableasdale2000 15 days ago +11

    Ted talks are a great place to here Liberal noodle heads bleat on from their bubbles.

  • Jean Fleissner
    Jean Fleissner 15 days ago

    The only benefit to Globalization goes to the elite. Of course you bring up bigotry a typical attack on the opposing side. Give me a break.

  • Christian Geiselmann
    Christian Geiselmann 15 days ago

    The amount of nationalistic, xenophobic and plain stupid comments from the textbook of populist far-right echo chambers here below is staggering. Usually such people do not watch TED talks.

    • ableasdale2000
      ableasdale2000 15 days ago

      These are real people with legitimate opinions. And they appear to be in the majority here.

  • Danman2014
    Danman2014 16 days ago

    The less educated? I have a masters in accounting and voted for brexit. This creepy little man needs putting a cupboard until the end of time. He looks like a wallace and gromit character that climbs out of the tv and rapes old women.

  • Brian Anderson
    Brian Anderson 16 days ago +2

    It proves just how far UK has degenerated. When we have crud’s like this And T. May. Stealing our oxygen.

  • John Revill
    John Revill 16 days ago

    Burn the universities!

  • John Revill
    John Revill 16 days ago

    This virtue-signalling plonker is massively generalizing and he's conflating 'globalization' with 'Globalist agenda'. Huh? The so called, 'intellectual left' at its most condescending. His assumption is that people who voted for BREXIT did so because they were/are frightened of globalisation, due to a lack of understanding and education, and a misplaced nostalgia for a nationalist past. No one's really scared of "globalisation", mate. Of course, it has to happen. Most people accept that. I think people are far more scared of the political globalist agenda and of the speed at which it is wrestling away freedoms of expression and speech, eroding democracy and national sovereignty, cultural identities and political freedoms. Stop second guessing how people think and why they do things, especially people you've never met before and know nothing about.

  • farhad azimi
    farhad azimi 16 days ago

    I was once as thin.

  • _ L
    _ L 17 days ago

    Worse than I thought it would be, really pathetic. This is the product of trying to win an audience without having thought deeply about the issues. He's literally working it out as he goes. Big oof.

  • Brian Anderson
    Brian Anderson 17 days ago +1

    How many ologies does this pillock have ? He would probably fight for Adolf Hitler to get a council house and benefits. Has he ever had a proper job that involved real work. Will he work for 45+ years and do 2 years conscription. To qualify for his benefits. The jerk is living off the labours of those that did.

    • Christian Geiselmann
      Christian Geiselmann 15 days ago

      You are the living example that he is right with his call for education.

  • aud loves life
    aud loves life 17 days ago

    What a fucking arsehole!

  • Andy Clockwise
    Andy Clockwise 17 days ago +3

    Don't ask a question if you don't like the answer.

  • Bloo Noodl
    Bloo Noodl 17 days ago

    "I know! Let's start with the presupposition that globalism is ideal! From there, we can malign those who disagree by assuming they're ignorant and fearful of for'ners! Since we start with this assumption, there's no need to entertain their ideas or listen to what they have to say!"

  • Michel Vallee
    Michel Vallee 17 days ago

    The Islamists will never conform to your view of Globalist....Numbers do count dude and once they are in majority, I think you'll leave your UK dream of Globalization ….LGBTQ are going to be the first to feel it....But unfortunately it will be too late by then...Good luck buddy....

  • Mindless Scribbles
    Mindless Scribbles 17 days ago

    Giving up your national sovereignty to Imperialist, despite the People voting against it, is truly the right and progressive thing to do

  • Nigel Alderton
    Nigel Alderton 17 days ago +34

    A remainer talking to an audience of remainers.

  • haf maint
    haf maint 17 days ago +21

    your pipe dream is a bloody nightmare

  • Nic Wilson-Smith
    Nic Wilson-Smith 17 days ago

    The bias is strong with this speaker! And despite his assumed sense of intellectual, ideological and moral superiority there was a single, simple, very telling omission that undermines the entire foundation of his presentation. A concept so fundamental that it shouldn't take a non-entity like myself to point it out to anyone! The concept I refer to is the issue of "consent." Any democratic institution worthy of that designation, cannot just presume the consent of those it claims to represent. In fact, given that no British government had sought the explicit consent of the British people to join the European Union (not the EEC), the result of the referendum in 2016 was all but inevitable!

  • pan dora
    pan dora 18 days ago

    Globalisation and the pollution is yours.

    • Nigel L
      Nigel L 14 days ago

      We are doing more to reduce our carbon footprint than most EU countries, the other European countries outside the EU are mostly doing more too!

  • Rim Shot
    Rim Shot 18 days ago +30

    so the ones that accept globalization are the self-proclaimed "heroic progressives" & the ones that want to leave are the fearful ones... what a narrow-minded BIGGOT!

    • Owen Sheridan
      Owen Sheridan 10 days ago

      +Simon Cohn There are non so.....

    • Matthew E Lyons
      Matthew E Lyons 11 days ago

      He was referring to the first comment

    • pedromansky
      pedromansky 12 days ago

      +Darya Savonina Show me where I called anyone a bigot ? That is not true.

    • Darya Savonina
      Darya Savonina 12 days ago +1

      pedromansky the author of the post started with calling speaker a bigot. So he just answered the same way.

    • pedromansky
      pedromansky 12 days ago +1

      +Simon Cohn Straight to personal insults. That reveals a lot about you .

  • Taz Munster
    Taz Munster 18 days ago

    @UCt9S87NU85XzdX8PqDFfWFw it isn't just turkey. All eu members. Anyway deleted my comments. No need to be rude. I believe free speech and a right to an individual opinion still just about exist.

  • SirRobinDeSway
    SirRobinDeSway 18 days ago +2

    All this talk and endless "issues" disguise the totally simple fact that in 2016, in a referendum, the majority voted to leave the EU in order for their country to regain its national independence. It was a vote for independence, for national liberty. This should have been a no brainer; Britons have died, and seemingly would again, to maintain our Islands' independence and democratic political system which, as we all know, was invented BY us FOR us, sewn, as it were, to fit us. That anyone would vote to surrender our parliamentary democracy , our legal system and our territorial integrity continues to amaze me. So ask your Remainer friends why they are so willing to surrender...not just willing but actively working to surrender.. this most precious of our national assets(along with all that money, our territorial waters and fishing grounds and our once close links with the commonwealth and our cousins, cultural and actual, across the global Anglosphere. Ask them.

    • Brian Anderson
      Brian Anderson 17 days ago

      Our political elite will be attending the Cenotaph on Armistice Day. They are so glad it is remembered in November. It gives them the opportunity to claim for a new Burberry top coat. It costs them only 30 minutes of their time. Then over the road, for a hot toddy. While the veterans hobble home on their crutches. They would never succeed into me being Shangied into The army again. We are being governed by a rabble of uni educated floating turds.

  • Zachary Duffy
    Zachary Duffy 18 days ago +5

    Normally I like TED Talks - Sadly This post modern marxism is crreping through our world - a world where the the individual is ruled by those who have Power. That is WRONG - The People LEND POwer to the state by periodic elections and after the elections the PEOPLE Take the power back and those wishing to SERVE the people bid for use of that power for the next period.

    We do not need "Re-educating" we KNOW reality - When WE were at UNiversity we were taught critical thinking - NOT SIMPLY INDOCTRINATED !

  • François Gonzalez de Quijano

    So happy to hear my opinions much clearer exposed and better defended by someone else! Especially that one: "Our identities are not excluding each other" (I apologize for my poor english). Thank you a lot Alexander.I still hope that intelligence and solidarity may win against fear and egoism.

  • Paul Carter
    Paul Carter 18 days ago +1

    Neither EU nor the global organisations avoid the corruptibility of power. Bigger power brings worse oppression. EU has limited democracy and is a huge gravy train for those in power. National governments also get corrupted but are closer to those who can stand against them. The British Common Law has been weakened by EU and one world governance machinations, and ordinary people lose their sovereignty and become tax slaves. The work to remove the corruptions is ongoing and not helped by the power directions in Europe. Power still corrupts and always will. The nations need to limit the advantages obtained by psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists... Jeaus C had an important point of view. He was and is fighting the same battles.

  • Paul Peele
    Paul Peele 19 days ago +1

    This is the same mistake all such people make. You try to get people to change their lives in ways they don't want. Then when they don't want what you want; then you believe you haven't made as good a sales pitch as you'd like. Destroying people's country, culture and values and way of life based on your own utopian theories of progress has always led to violence and barbarism. But those pushing it always claim educational, moral and intellectual superiority. The smug refusal to consider people's efforts to save their world and dismiss this as ignorant backwardness is neither intellectual or moral superiority.

  • The Herb Guide
    The Herb Guide 19 days ago +1

    That must be the worst Ted talk I’ve ever heard.

  • Richard Stead
    Richard Stead 19 days ago

    His he GAY ?

  • roy kinson
    roy kinson 19 days ago +1

    The UK is still in the EU. There is free movement of people within the EU. Remainers want to live in the EU. Remainers can use their freedom of movement to move to another country in the EU. Leavers don't want to live in the EU. Leavers can live in the UK. The UK leaves the EU.

  • William Rutter
    William Rutter 19 days ago +2

    Most people are net recipients of the tax system, if migrants stay for the long term they will also be recipients of the tax system, most people that come or just people will cost money, and when economy only needs a small percentage of us to run it, it runs hard against common sense, pyramid scheme comes to mind, keep getting more in at the bottom, it works well until it stops.

  • DarkRocket17
    DarkRocket17 19 days ago

    So the United Kingdom will leave the EU mainly because people felt that they have a lack of sovereignty in the EU and that there are too many immigrants coming to the UK? Those proud patriots and nationalists probably never heard of the British Empire before. You know, the time when they controlled 1/4 of the world's landmass and 1/4 of the population of the world. Do you think the Africans or Indians (and many more) had sovereignty?
    The population of these countries was almost always suppressed, exploited, enslaved and hundreds of thousands of them were killed in colonial wars. Yet, the "leavers" complain about immigrants apparently stealing their jobs and their money in forms of taxes. The British Empire is one of the biggest reasons why countries like India and many African countries are still poor and have wars that kill thousands of innocent people every year. And then you wonder why there are so many immigrants in the world?

    (I can already hear the "nationalist" and "patriots" angrily typing)

    • Rowan Tatman
      Rowan Tatman 18 days ago

      Man you're using the argument that a loss of sovereignty was bad for many through history then saying people in the present deserve it . What you're saying about the British Empire is right it was a bad thing, but it doesn't mean we should destroy people in the present who had no involvement.

  • William Rutter
    William Rutter 19 days ago +4

    I never really noticed any hate in EU campaign. Only some very nasty remainers, but that's there problem, I love Europe and all its difference, and I like it that way, It makes it interesting, we shouldn't all have to be the same.