Last week I finally got to see “Brexit: the Movie”. I thought it was extremely interesting especially since we yanks don’t expand our view to whats going on in other parts of the world much.
You can watch the entire move free on youtube here: https://youtu.be/eYqzcqDtL3k
Britain is voting to either leave or remain in the EU this Thursday and it’s a pretty big deal. While keep in mind that the movie is one sided as it is in favor of Britain leaving the EU, I have no doubt that you will find it fascinating.
There was one section of the movie while I was watching that I found skeptical. It’s the scene where they cover regulations on various items that bureaucrats in the EU came up with. And as it turns out John Oliver ends up covering this scene as well. You can watch his piece here: https://youtu.be/iAgKHSNqxa8
John found that 3 of the regulations mentioned out of the 100+ found for pillows were in accurate. While that’s something and certainly disingenuous its not really enough to make me think that over regulation isn’t a legit problem. I’d chalk up the findings as the equivalent of a kitten scratch, not a black eye.
While John cracks me up, he doesn’t really sell me on the benefits Britain’s receive by being in the EU. I guess they get to travel in other members of the EU more easily (how hard was it before?) and I guess free long distance calls witch Brexit the movie covers. Yay?
You’ll find some other interesting segments in the movie as well, like why Germany’s economy rallied big time after WW2 while England’s suffered, or how well Switzerland’s economy is doing by not being apart of the EU. There is also a interesting case on fishing rights, sugar imports, and all the fancy offices in Brussels.
One of the main reasons stated for remaining in the EU is that Britain will suffer economically if they leave. Martin Armstrong has demonstrated the lack-of economic growth since Britain joined EU.
He further states that no matter the vote the EU is ultimately doomed due to one single issue, language.
If you haven’t watched the movie yet, pull it up on the youtubes and give it a watch before the vote.