Yesterday’s big news of Britain voting itself out of the EU made international headlines and left a lot of people asking who what when where why and how?
For us Americans, we have enough civilized chaos happening within our own borders where most of us had no idea there was even a vote happening or what it meant, and apparently neither did a lot of Brits…
(WaPo) “Even though I voted to leave, this morning I woke up and I just — the reality did actually hit me,” one woman told the news channel ITV News. “If I’d had the opportunity to vote again, it would be to stay.”
That confusion over what Brexit might mean for the country’s economy appears to have been reflected across the United Kingdom on Thursday. Google reported sharp upticks in searches not only related to the ballot measure but also about basic questions concerning the implications of the vote. At about 1 a.m. Eastern time, about eight hours after the polls closed, Google reported that searches for “what happens if we leave the EU” had more than tripled.
PEOPLE ARE GOOGLING WHAT THEY JUST VOTED TO DO TO THEIR COUNTRY. I believe this is some sort of foreshadowing to November 9th in America, when people will be googling “Donald Trump Political Experience” or “Donald Trump’s Actual Net Worth” before realizing the shit they have willingly stepped into.
But for now, the ball is in Britain’s court, the Prime Minister left and people are in shambles. So to get you caught up on what this really means, here is a quick 2 minute video breaking it down so you can drop some knowledge on your friends about Brexit.