Your assessment GO-NAD is not correct. This is not about rebuilding an Empire! This is primarily about governance.
The seeds of British Democracy were sown getting on for 900 years ago. That evolution has grafted itself to the democracies of all of the English speaking peoples, including Canada and the USA.
The flame of British Democracy was lit especially by Henry Plantagenet (Henry II) and Simon de Montfort. It is not for nothing that the House of Parliament at Westminster is referred to as the "Mother of Parliaments."
This was all about not being governed by an unelected civil service which at its worst has given rise to the new oligarchs.
The courage shown by the British people will lead to the vital reforms that need to take place in the EU.
The reason that the EU project has foundered is that only Britain among the European states has any sizeable history and experience of democracy. Hopefully Britain can now begin to remodel the EU in its own image from outside and free Europe from this menacing self appointed governing class.
Hopefully, now that David Cameron has resigned, Boris Johnson will become the next PM. Boris Johnson is someone the world badly needs. He is a classical scholar and historian who wears his scholarship lightly. He writes most engagingly in his books and newspaper articles. He understands the great arc of history from ancient Greece and Rome to the present day, while bringing his readers so easily along. He fundamentally understands not only the problems of the EU, but the angst running through the Europe and North America. By the way he was born in the US and could run for president!
Here is his statement today
, which frames the issue perfectly.
On another note, I'm proud that my brother Paul
the most senior politician in Kent and leader of the Kent County Council for some time now, delivered the most populous and wealthiest UK county for the leave side after a vigorous campaign.
The problems created by the EU my brother has to deal with daily are simply appalling. These numerous issues put him firmly in the leave camp.