A comment on Brexit in the News programme of PRESS TV, 31-5-2016
The Brexit referendum is nearing and its outcome is hanging in the balance.
So the EU establishment increases the threats in order to subdue the widespread popular rejection of the EU because it fears that a Brexit would deal a fatal blow to the staggering EU
The popular rejection of the EU stems from the fact that the european integration project is profoundly undemocratic and anti-popular, imposing austerity and poverty to the popular classes for the benefit of european elites.
For this reason wherever there was a vote for some aspect of it (e.g. the european constitution) the proposal was rejected.
Because of this fear of popular rejection the EU but also the British establishment and the US are conducting an unbashful scare campaign trying to coerce a YES vote.
It is interesting that the US is playing this role as it needs a weak EU. But on the other hand it abhors a power vacuum and thus opts for a weak but unified EU with Britain in the role of the US’ obedient stooge.
Nonetheless, despite the blackmails and the threats, the anti-EU feeling has strong popular roots and for this reason all of them – British establishment, EU, US – fear a vote for the Brexit.