Forecast Roundtable – Brexit Part 2

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This episode continues the discussion from Brexit Part 1 between Matthew W. Beres and Dan Darling Europe/Asia Military Markets Analyst for Forecast International regarding the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU.

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00:44 – Why is it that the leave vote came as such as shock?

01:30 – Unwashed masses/peasants revolting/popularism

03:15 – How is the Brexit going to affect Britain’s relationship with NATO and the defense of Europe?

07:45 – Will instability caused by the Brexit encourage Russia to take advantage or increase aggression in Eastern Europe and the Baltics?

09:10 – Rehash of governance at sovereign level and greater implications.

10:50 – Growing wariness of centralization of power in Brussels/post-modern trend to ignore pride in national tradition/culture/identity

13:30 – Will technocrats learn from mistakes leading to Brexit?

14:30 – What has the EU lost from the Brexit?

15:30 – Merkel’s effort to step back from influencing local British elections.

17:00 – Is there a major shift in power both in Britain and the European Union?

18:25 – Reaction to globalization and a dissociated elite class.

21:25 – British pride in the face of negative rhetoric towards nationalism.


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