On June 23, 2016, the world heard the news. Great Britain had voted to leave the European Union in a shocking move that shook the world.
Former UKIP Leader Nigel Farage explains the history of the movement in the latest Prager University video on Brexit, “Why Britain Left the European Union.”
“If one big government is bad, imagine how much worse two big governments would be,” Farage says. “But that’s what people living in Europe have had to deal with: their own nation’s bloated government and the super-national government of Europe, now known as the European Union. Bureaucracy times two! How’s that for a horror show?”
“Well, actually, you’ve no idea,” he continues. “It’s worse than you think. Believe me. I know, because for 17 years, I’ve represented South East England as a member of the European Parliament, the EU’s legislative body. I was also leader of the UK Independence Party, or UKIP, where I lead Britain’s efforts to leave the European Union. To their everlasting credit, that’s just what happened on June the 23, 2016: The United Kingdom left the European Union. The world knows it as ‘Brexit.’”
Farage adds, “Brexit is a statement of national sovereignty. Don’t misunderstand me: I like nations. I like borders. I like the people that live within those borders making their own laws. But I don’t like it when faceless bureaucrats make laws for nations they don’t even live in.”
“But that’s what they do in the European Union.”
Watch the video below: