Why Brexit happened -- and what to do next | Alexander Betts

  • Ajoutée 12 août 2016
  • We are embarrassingly unaware of how divided our societies are, and Brexit grew out of a deep, unexamined divide between those that fear globalization and those that embrace it, says social scientist Alexander Betts. How do we now address that fear as well as growing disillusionment with the political establishment, while refusing to give in to xenophobia and nationalism? Join Betts as he discusses four post-Brexit steps toward a more inclusive world.
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Commentaires • 8 254

  • Sergio Antunes
    Sergio Antunes Il y a 7 heures

    Liar! You've embraced the communist idea of one sole word and try to convince us that this is good? Fortunately, British people are not sleeping anymore. The globalists are scum!

  • Dave Duvalier
    Dave Duvalier Il y a 11 heures

    whining remoaner

  • Kim Jung Un
    Kim Jung Un Il y a jour

    You , Are , an educated Fool

  • David Freeman
    David Freeman Il y a jour +1

    He is a liar, there was zero increase in racism or xenophobia. he is a liar and a fantasist, he also has a VERY gay face. i wager that he 'bats for the other team'...

  • divad noskcaj
    divad noskcaj Il y a 2 jours

    Shame ..TED is always up there with my favourite scientific magazines....not any more.

  • Elaine Clark
    Elaine Clark Il y a 2 jours +1

    Mass immigration happening now .But let's chat about Brexit 💔🌎

  • cleo sawdon
    cleo sawdon Il y a 4 jours

    unfortunately uk will not leave the eu....... the banking family's own the corporation(who own the eu) the government(who are made up of royal/military offspring) are working on behalf of the corporate interest.even the long story short version would be too complex for the average person to gasp. there are to many arguments and problems within society, all psychologically created deliberately by the government. from immigration to education and employment just thees 3 topics will divide a nation to argue among its self
    80% of mental health problems derive from one of the 3 topics and are pretty much the foundations of every argument within this system fueled by ignorance and hypocrisy

  • dmc101100
    dmc101100 Il y a 4 jours

    What a cockwomble
    The EU is anti globalisation. They want to only trade amongst themselves while the leave side want a WTO and strike deals anywhere around the world. There is no free trade in the EU, you are told who you can trade with, what you pay and how much you take and have to return. The EU is a dictatorship that has to be stopped. They want a centralised taxation system where you pay your taxes to Brussels. This is dangerous. If the country you live in is more prosperous you could end up paying more tax than a country that isn't so. A bit like the membership at the moment, where only 11 countries out of 28 actually pay. But this is going one step further. I will be so glad to leave this shitshow

  • Object
    Object Il y a 6 jours

    God help us from men like this.

  • Rosemary Harle
    Rosemary Harle Il y a 6 jours

    Well the remainers have done nothing else but give mis information since the referendum.
    My issue with immigrants is those who've only come to UK to be financed without actually earning or contributing to society or their own support.
    Not forgetting that for decades some have never learnt to speak or read English. Plus they demand our laws be changed to suit their beliefs which are not the british way of life. They should have atayed at home.

  • Augusto Pinochet
    Augusto Pinochet Il y a 6 jours

    Free palestine and free the UK

  • April Nash
    April Nash Il y a 6 jours

    Good for the rich & bad for the poor, that's what he said! It was not a protest vote you idiot - we want democratic nation states where we can vote & our vote will be counted. Why do you have to sell your country in order to trade with your neighbours? Please search for "Ireland 2030" to see what Globalisation means for your heritage. Unelected people with a warped ideology running your country from afar. Free speech & the law applied equally to all - that's what I want. The EU is marxism pure & simple. Thought crime is now a thing. Thank goodness for people like Trump.

  • MGTOW Lifestyle
    MGTOW Lifestyle Il y a 6 jours

    He is liberal n transgender

  • Dave W
    Dave W Il y a 6 jours

    This guy comes across as a slightly demented repentant sinner.

  • Nick Nack
    Nick Nack Il y a 7 jours

    Why sorry? Why pity? Not a good starting point. We voted to leave the EU because we wanted to repatriate our law making ability. That's it.
    The deeper "structural factors" are a product of the EU's undemocratic, autocratic and protectionist institution. Basically, they refused to listen.

  • nuff seed
    nuff seed Il y a 7 jours

    suck my honk soy boy

  • George Fares
    George Fares Il y a 7 jours

    The solution is Irish unification and Scottish independence

  • Owen Sheridan
    Owen Sheridan Il y a 7 jours +1

    In a nutshell, this guy, for want of a better expression, is educated beyond his intelligence.

  • Owen Sheridan
    Owen Sheridan Il y a 7 jours


  • Owen Sheridan
    Owen Sheridan Il y a 7 jours


  • Owen Sheridan
    Owen Sheridan Il y a 7 jours +1

    So according to him, within the areas, he is unfamiliar with there are no people of sophistication, What he does not understand, like all globalists, is that there is no place for the nationalist within his globalist world, to him all nationalists are phobic, little englinders, about something or other.

  • SNKRhead Games
    SNKRhead Games Il y a 8 jours +1

    The audience is laughing in English not British

  • Matthew E Lyons
    Matthew E Lyons Il y a 8 jours

    Also what does a conservative conserve but what a liberal has already established anytime that I can serve it is advocating for the status quo then they’re just preserving what liberal have already obtained they are the opposite end of the same party at least in the United States. Yes I am American citizen of North Carolina

  • Simon Ruszczak
    Simon Ruszczak Il y a 9 jours

    Libtard bullshit.
    Kick out the immigrant parasites.
    What to do next ?, vote Brexit Party.

  • Bernie Moscrop
    Bernie Moscrop Il y a 9 jours +1

    People like this just haven't got a clue.

  • J and M
    J and M Il y a 9 jours

    He says he is British but he is not.
    He is a wet blanket.

  • Ian Jenkins
    Ian Jenkins Il y a 9 jours +2

    My god the staggering arrogance displayed in this talk, and half truths given. he introduces himself as British then slags off the country and people who voted opposite to his view, showing the map as if everyone in the blue areas voted remain and everyone in the red areas voted leave.

  • bitTorrenter
    bitTorrenter Il y a 10 jours

    Trained by Tony Blair

  • Penny Waters
    Penny Waters Il y a 10 jours

    i knew he was a numpty cos he called himself british. the natives of the united kingdom are four - english, irish, scots and welsh (alphabetical order!) to call oneself british means he doesn't know which culture he comes from, or his own history. british is the empire that no longer exists, only people from the empire call themselves british - or fools like him. so it was the ELDERS THAT VOTED LEAVE. ignore elders at your peril youngsters!!!

  • donotlike 4 anonymus
    donotlike 4 anonymus Il y a 10 jours

    i voted (well if i could've and lived in Britain...)
    to leave and i haven't even took immigration into account...
    There are many reasons to leave and there are many to stay
    but you're misrepresenting how many people decided to vote... Many people just like me decided it's best to leave not because of immigration/.... But because of such basic issues as the eu bureaucratic machine...
    While yes the eu done a lot of good their poor regulations and... (I'm not talking just about gdpr i researched it and chose before that....)
    the poor bureaucratic system stopped many many brits from having a good economic freedom.... -a fine economic freedom but not a good one...
    i can argue a lot about the reasons to leave and to stay but there are just too msny of them.....
    And yet trying to spin it up like it all had something to do with immigration...
    That's poor man.... That's misleading....

    And BTW while I'm pro globalization i do have a problem with mass immigration...
    Because at the end of the day i believe it's wrong that immigrants bring their cultures and.... Into the new county...
    -i believe in humanitarian aid and
    I'm very tolerate of other people and their cultures and... But i believe they should practice them in their countries.... i believe more people should travel but
    you don't see me travel to Saudi Arabia and strip/... No because i respect the culture... (and I'm a man BTW so... That's also a reason...)
    but look at places like Sweden I'm not sure of the data exactly but look at how rapes jumped since they started taking in more immigrants

    it's one thing to be pro globalization and another to advocate for open boarders like you...

  • wasp
    wasp Il y a 11 jours +1

    I voted remain but after watching this middle class wanker he has turned me into a brexiter.

  • Chopschat
    Chopschat Il y a 11 jours

    Yawn. Just be happy we're leaving, probs with WTO. We deserve it now. Fascism will have a little strut about, get wiped out and we'll be begging to rejoin within a decade. There'll be no return for your highstreet, no return of industrial production and just an erosion of employment law, human rights and ultimately an embarrassing rowback. It's just a shame that only two generations have to pass before Hitler-type bollocks returns. Stop trying to be intellectuals, Facebook keyboard Incel warriors and get yourselves lives.

  • alfie dooley
    alfie dooley Il y a 11 jours

    Ugh! patronising elitist! Social "science" is not actually a science. Still, I am sure he is not fazed by all these negative comments, being so convinced that he is right....

  • Michael Lynn
    Michael Lynn Il y a 11 jours +2

    This chap misses the point entirely. Brexit is about not being controlled by Orwellian liberal left wing, elitist, foreigners, who have their own interests at heart. Lots of Brexiteers would be very happy with a flexible federal Europe. But not one represented by the EU.

  • Keith Lynch
    Keith Lynch Il y a 11 jours

    It's ironic to see and hear such wanton praise for globalisation and know that in the decades to come, they will learn to understand globalism, for what it truly is. They will learn to fear it and hate it because it will suppress them and it will imprison them and kill them and, they will have no place to hide.
    Globalism is the ambition of the rich and powerful who will value their robots and Ai more than their minions.
    Globalism, is a club for the benefit of zionists and if you are not a zionist, you will be excluded.

  • Eric Watchtower
    Eric Watchtower Il y a 11 jours

    What a pathetic wanker...

  • Mark Topham
    Mark Topham Il y a 11 jours

    We have every right to fear Globalization, or more precisely Global capitalism, ruled solely by transnational Elites and neoliberalism. The loss of democracy and the economic slavery of the vast majority of the worlds population, whilst the transnational elite hoard the worlds wealth and take full control....that is truly frightening

  • Mr Cook
    Mr Cook Il y a 11 jours +1

    He's certainly a big fan of globalisation, how blind can you be

  • Ken Hall
    Ken Hall Il y a 11 jours +2

    BS! GB should just leave as they voted for. If you can not accept that migrate to Europe. We don't want you in Australia as we have democracy.

  • Doubrie Wotsit
    Doubrie Wotsit Il y a 12 jours

    I take issue with his point that areas with high immigration voted remain. I live in Lincolnshire that has massive European immigration and they strongly voted leave. Not a reflection on my position but it is a fact.

  • Andrei Andrei
    Andrei Andrei Il y a 12 jours

    ba..pot sa ma pis"?

  • John Strong
    John Strong Il y a 12 jours


  • Progressive Demagogue
    Progressive Demagogue Il y a 12 jours

    Oh dear, yet another university indoctrinated liberal, patronising those he claims are less educated. Why doesn't he go and educate James O'brien;
    the self proclaimed expert on liberal intelligence, and LBC presenter. He regularly claims that there is 'no evidence` that proves uncontrolled immigration drives down wages. Liberals love the truth, as long as it's their version of it.

  • Liam Bentham
    Liam Bentham Il y a 12 jours

    The only reason it was an immense shock to him and most other remainers, including the government and the BBC (and ITV and Channel 4 for that matter), was because they were so detached from reality to begin with.

  • Chris Van Bekkum
    Chris Van Bekkum Il y a 12 jours +6

    Good luck "red" , most people value freedom over globalization.

  • jack strop
    jack strop Il y a 12 jours

    the brexiteers want to trade with the WORLD-the remainers want to (in the main)! trade with the EU! so who see`s the bigger picture? cmon remainers-tell us its you!!!!.

  • Nigel L
    Nigel L Il y a 12 jours

    LOL what a patronising d*ck

  • TubeTheWorld
    TubeTheWorld Il y a 12 jours

    Vomit enducingly smug cuck and his cucked audience. Move on...

  • Candelaria Arocha
    Candelaria Arocha Il y a 12 jours

    Very important.,the information. Thank you.

  • Cc bk
    Cc bk Il y a 12 jours

    zionist shill or just an idiot.

  • Louis Banaszak
    Louis Banaszak Il y a 13 jours

    vote brexit

  • ableasdale2000
    ableasdale2000 Il y a 13 jours +11

    Ted talks are a great place to here Liberal noodle heads bleat on from their bubbles.

  • Jean Fleissner
    Jean Fleissner Il y a 13 jours

    The only benefit to Globalization goes to the elite. Of course you bring up bigotry a typical attack on the opposing side. Give me a break.

  • Christian Geiselmann
    Christian Geiselmann Il y a 13 jours

    The amount of nationalistic, xenophobic and plain stupid comments from the textbook of populist far-right echo chambers here below is staggering. Usually such people do not watch TED talks.

    • ableasdale2000
      ableasdale2000 Il y a 13 jours

      These are real people with legitimate opinions. And they appear to be in the majority here.

  • Danman2014
    Danman2014 Il y a 13 jours

    The less educated? I have a masters in accounting and voted for brexit. This creepy little man needs putting a cupboard until the end of time. He looks like a wallace and gromit character that climbs out of the tv and rapes old women.

  • Brian Anderson
    Brian Anderson Il y a 13 jours +2

    It proves just how far UK has degenerated. When we have crud’s like this And T. May. Stealing our oxygen.

  • John Revill
    John Revill Il y a 13 jours

    Burn the universities!

  • John Revill
    John Revill Il y a 13 jours

    This virtue-signalling plonker is massively generalizing and he's conflating 'globalization' with 'Globalist agenda'. Huh? The so called, 'intellectual left' at its most condescending. His assumption is that people who voted for BREXIT did so because they were/are frightened of globalisation, due to a lack of understanding and education, and a misplaced nostalgia for a nationalist past. No one's really scared of "globalisation", mate. Of course, it has to happen. Most people accept that. I think people are far more scared of the political globalist agenda and of the speed at which it is wrestling away freedoms of expression and speech, eroding democracy and national sovereignty, cultural identities and political freedoms. Stop second guessing how people think and why they do things, especially people you've never met before and know nothing about.

  • farhad azimi
    farhad azimi Il y a 14 jours

    I was once as thin.

  • _ L
    _ L Il y a 14 jours

    Worse than I thought it would be, really pathetic. This is the product of trying to win an audience without having thought deeply about the issues. He's literally working it out as he goes. Big oof.

  • Brian Anderson
    Brian Anderson Il y a 14 jours +1

    How many ologies does this pillock have ? He would probably fight for Adolf Hitler to get a council house and benefits. Has he ever had a proper job that involved real work. Will he work for 45+ years and do 2 years conscription. To qualify for his benefits. The jerk is living off the labours of those that did.

    • Christian Geiselmann
      Christian Geiselmann Il y a 13 jours

      You are the living example that he is right with his call for education.

  • aud loves life
    aud loves life Il y a 14 jours

    What a fucking arsehole!

  • Andy Clockwise
    Andy Clockwise Il y a 14 jours +3

    Don't ask a question if you don't like the answer.

  • Bloo Noodl
    Bloo Noodl Il y a 15 jours

    "I know! Let's start with the presupposition that globalism is ideal! From there, we can malign those who disagree by assuming they're ignorant and fearful of for'ners! Since we start with this assumption, there's no need to entertain their ideas or listen to what they have to say!"

  • Michel Vallee
    Michel Vallee Il y a 15 jours

    The Islamists will never conform to your view of Globalist....Numbers do count dude and once they are in majority, I think you'll leave your UK dream of Globalization ….LGBTQ are going to be the first to feel it....But unfortunately it will be too late by then...Good luck buddy....

  • Mindless Scribbles
    Mindless Scribbles Il y a 15 jours

    Giving up your national sovereignty to Imperialist, despite the People voting against it, is truly the right and progressive thing to do

  • Nigel Alderton
    Nigel Alderton Il y a 15 jours +23

    A remainer talking to an audience of remainers.

  • haf maint
    haf maint Il y a 15 jours +17

    your pipe dream is a bloody nightmare

  • Nic Wilson-Smith
    Nic Wilson-Smith Il y a 15 jours

    The bias is strong with this speaker! And despite his assumed sense of intellectual, ideological and moral superiority there was a single, simple, very telling omission that undermines the entire foundation of his presentation. A concept so fundamental that it shouldn't take a non-entity like myself to point it out to anyone! The concept I refer to is the issue of "consent." Any democratic institution worthy of that designation, cannot just presume the consent of those it claims to represent. In fact, given that no British government had sought the explicit consent of the British people to join the European Union (not the EEC), the result of the referendum in 2016 was all but inevitable!

  • pan dora
    pan dora Il y a 15 jours

    Globalisation and the pollution is yours.

    • Nigel L
      Nigel L Il y a 12 jours

      We are doing more to reduce our carbon footprint than most EU countries, the other European countries outside the EU are mostly doing more too!

  • Rim Shot
    Rim Shot Il y a 15 jours +26

    so the ones that accept globalization are the self-proclaimed "heroic progressives" & the ones that want to leave are the fearful ones... what a narrow-minded BIGGOT!

    • Owen Sheridan
      Owen Sheridan Il y a 7 jours

      +Simon Cohn There are non so.....

    • Matthew E Lyons
      Matthew E Lyons Il y a 8 jours

      He was referring to the first comment

    • pedromansky
      pedromansky Il y a 9 jours

      +Darya Savonina Show me where I called anyone a bigot ? That is not true.

    • Darya Savonina
      Darya Savonina Il y a 9 jours +1

      pedromansky the author of the post started with calling speaker a bigot. So he just answered the same way.

    • pedromansky
      pedromansky Il y a 10 jours +1

      +Simon Cohn Straight to personal insults. That reveals a lot about you .

  • Taz Munster
    Taz Munster Il y a 15 jours

    @UCt9S87NU85XzdX8PqDFfWFw it isn't just turkey. All eu members. Anyway deleted my comments. No need to be rude. I believe free speech and a right to an individual opinion still just about exist.

  • SirRobinDeSway
    SirRobinDeSway Il y a 15 jours +2

    All this talk and endless "issues" disguise the totally simple fact that in 2016, in a referendum, the majority voted to leave the EU in order for their country to regain its national independence. It was a vote for independence, for national liberty. This should have been a no brainer; Britons have died, and seemingly would again, to maintain our Islands' independence and democratic political system which, as we all know, was invented BY us FOR us, sewn, as it were, to fit us. That anyone would vote to surrender our parliamentary democracy , our legal system and our territorial integrity continues to amaze me. So ask your Remainer friends why they are so willing to surrender...not just willing but actively working to surrender.. this most precious of our national assets(along with all that money, our territorial waters and fishing grounds and our once close links with the commonwealth and our cousins, cultural and actual, across the global Anglosphere. Ask them.

    • Brian Anderson
      Brian Anderson Il y a 14 jours

      Our political elite will be attending the Cenotaph on Armistice Day. They are so glad it is remembered in November. It gives them the opportunity to claim for a new Burberry top coat. It costs them only 30 minutes of their time. Then over the road, for a hot toddy. While the veterans hobble home on their crutches. They would never succeed into me being Shangied into The army again. We are being governed by a rabble of uni educated floating turds.

  • Zachary Duffy
    Zachary Duffy Il y a 16 jours +5

    Normally I like TED Talks - Sadly This post modern marxism is crreping through our world - a world where the the individual is ruled by those who have Power. That is WRONG - The People LEND POwer to the state by periodic elections and after the elections the PEOPLE Take the power back and those wishing to SERVE the people bid for use of that power for the next period.

    We do not need "Re-educating" we KNOW reality - When WE were at UNiversity we were taught critical thinking - NOT SIMPLY INDOCTRINATED !

  • François Gonzalez de Quijano
    François Gonzalez de Quijano Il y a 16 jours +1

    So happy to hear my opinions much clearer exposed and better defended by someone else! Especially that one: "Our identities are not excluding each other" (I apologize for my poor english). Thank you a lot Alexander.I still hope that intelligence and solidarity may win against fear and egoism.

  • Paul Carter
    Paul Carter Il y a 16 jours +1

    Neither EU nor the global organisations avoid the corruptibility of power. Bigger power brings worse oppression. EU has limited democracy and is a huge gravy train for those in power. National governments also get corrupted but are closer to those who can stand against them. The British Common Law has been weakened by EU and one world governance machinations, and ordinary people lose their sovereignty and become tax slaves. The work to remove the corruptions is ongoing and not helped by the power directions in Europe. Power still corrupts and always will. The nations need to limit the advantages obtained by psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists... Jeaus C had an important point of view. He was and is fighting the same battles.

  • Paul Peele
    Paul Peele Il y a 16 jours +1

    This is the same mistake all such people make. You try to get people to change their lives in ways they don't want. Then when they don't want what you want; then you believe you haven't made as good a sales pitch as you'd like. Destroying people's country, culture and values and way of life based on your own utopian theories of progress has always led to violence and barbarism. But those pushing it always claim educational, moral and intellectual superiority. The smug refusal to consider people's efforts to save their world and dismiss this as ignorant backwardness is neither intellectual or moral superiority.

  • The Herb Guide
    The Herb Guide Il y a 16 jours +1

    That must be the worst Ted talk I’ve ever heard.

  • Richard Stead
    Richard Stead Il y a 16 jours

    His he GAY ?

  • roy kinson
    roy kinson Il y a 16 jours +1

    The UK is still in the EU. There is free movement of people within the EU. Remainers want to live in the EU. Remainers can use their freedom of movement to move to another country in the EU. Leavers don't want to live in the EU. Leavers can live in the UK. The UK leaves the EU.

  • William Rutter
    William Rutter Il y a 16 jours +2

    Most people are net recipients of the tax system, if migrants stay for the long term they will also be recipients of the tax system, most people that come or just people will cost money, and when economy only needs a small percentage of us to run it, it runs hard against common sense, pyramid scheme comes to mind, keep getting more in at the bottom, it works well until it stops.

  • DarkRocket17
    DarkRocket17 Il y a 16 jours

    So the United Kingdom will leave the EU mainly because people felt that they have a lack of sovereignty in the EU and that there are too many immigrants coming to the UK? Those proud patriots and nationalists probably never heard of the British Empire before. You know, the time when they controlled 1/4 of the world's landmass and 1/4 of the population of the world. Do you think the Africans or Indians (and many more) had sovereignty?
    The population of these countries was almost always suppressed, exploited, enslaved and hundreds of thousands of them were killed in colonial wars. Yet, the "leavers" complain about immigrants apparently stealing their jobs and their money in forms of taxes. The British Empire is one of the biggest reasons why countries like India and many African countries are still poor and have wars that kill thousands of innocent people every year. And then you wonder why there are so many immigrants in the world?

    (I can already hear the "nationalist" and "patriots" angrily typing)

    • Rowan Tatman
      Rowan Tatman Il y a 15 jours

      Man you're using the argument that a loss of sovereignty was bad for many through history then saying people in the present deserve it . What you're saying about the British Empire is right it was a bad thing, but it doesn't mean we should destroy people in the present who had no involvement.

  • William Rutter
    William Rutter Il y a 16 jours +4

    I never really noticed any hate in EU campaign. Only some very nasty remainers, but that's there problem, I love Europe and all its difference, and I like it that way, It makes it interesting, we shouldn't all have to be the same.

  • William Rutter
    William Rutter Il y a 16 jours +2

    1950s Britain, economy booming, gap between rich poor dramatically falling, great opportunity for the majority, massive building programs, to improve all lives of Britain's, still an empire and major military power, Der back to 1950s you bet I think we have a bit to learn from those who rebuilt this country after the second world war.

  • 210gaz210
    210gaz210 Il y a 17 jours +12

    I voted leave not because i fear globalization but because i can see it for what it is.
    Globalization is tearing the heart out of nationstates throug bullying, smearing and contempt for the people who enjoy there freedom and are greatful to the men and women that fell in two world wars fighting for the freedoms that middle class twats like this tool have no respect for.
    Democracy died in the UK on the 29th of March 2019.
    I will vote for the Brexit Party to get it back....

    • 210gaz210
      210gaz210 Il y a 15 jours

      I personaly think the "They" have grossly underestimated the feeling of betraill of the people outside the M25. It's much more than brexit now, we have a parliment activly ignoring and perverting a vote.
      In just over 5 weeks Nigel Farage has started a party that is already well on its way with nearly 250,000 members. UKIP was a wake up call to labour and the conservatives. The Brexit Party at the next genarel election will be so much more. The "They" will not no what hit them

    • manfred schmalbach
      manfred schmalbach Il y a 15 jours

      They still will not give You what You vote for then. The class of globalization profiteers does not need "democracy" anymore to persecute their goals.
      They're well into the next stage already.

  • Nicholas Dale
    Nicholas Dale Il y a 17 jours +3

    Alexander needs to go back to the drawing board with this nonsensical speech, it appears he's spent too much time being stuck in his own head. The European Union is not a representation of globalization, it is a representation of control, subservience and dominance. It is possible to be a sovereign nation with globalist cultural tendencies, trade and immigration policies. Brexit happened because thankfully enough of the 52% of Britons see the EU has evolved into an entity it shouldn't have become that doesn't allow individuals to be represented as such. Bring back democracy, your basic rights and the power to the people!

  • blackbear bowie
    blackbear bowie Il y a 17 jours +1

    I bet this clown doesn't live on a street full of immigrants and he has a private doctor and kids that go to private school , shame we all cant live in his world

  • stp479
    stp479 Il y a 17 jours +3

    You import those who turn your nation into the "acid in your face attack capitol of Europe" and you wonder where Brexit comes from?

  • hannah tattoo
    hannah tattoo Il y a 17 jours +1

    Cracks me up when people think they know what they're talking about... wonder where he lives

  • hannah tattoo
    hannah tattoo Il y a 17 jours

    I am British... sorrrry! How amusing. Essentially I agree with much of what he says. He isn't wrong. Apart from the fear aspect. Believing in our own strength and ability, is vastly different to fear of letting the outside control us. The division is there. That will always happen when there is difference in wealth and opportunity. I'm sick of this whining weakness. What gives him the right to speak with authority, when he has no clue what living in those red areas means? When his oikos is destroyed let him speak then. How dare he assume he has more knowledge on this than anyone else. Why because he has travelled. Not to my area he hasn't. Social scientist... why because you have a piece of paper declaring so? Ignorance and arrogance at its best. About time we all got behind Brexit and pulled together.

  • William Michael Crockett
    William Michael Crockett Il y a 17 jours

    What a well educated, well spoken, tolerant young man. Shame he’s a blind, raving Socialist. Socialism is wonderful ! Right up to the second when you run out of other peoples’ money. Socialism doesn’t work ! ! It won’t, until money is abandoned.

  • kit benson
    kit benson Il y a 17 jours +51

    This video is a reminder of why "educated" doesn't necessarily equate to intelligence or "well educated."

    • bitTorrenter
      bitTorrenter Il y a 10 jours

      +Christian Geiselmann Emotionally impaired? Cry me a river.

    • Christian Geiselmann
      Christian Geiselmann Il y a 13 jours +2

      Exactly. What you say is very well illustrated by formally educated but emotionally impaired and ethically disabled fraudsters such as Nigel Farage.

  • Thomas H.
    Thomas H. Il y a 17 jours +9

    Yet another on the Soros payroll. Undemocratic and an ally of UN Agenda 21 & UN Agenda 30
    Tale back Control from those who hate their own.
    Notę this fool, is calling for his own destruction.
    Supporters of deceipt, lies, false news.
    Disgusting, you think we are stupid.
    So you know the level of State Education in England? You assume too much. School is not our only education and Many have lived the EU experience in their own lives.
    You think your Life experience is more valid. Sheer arrogance and Ego driven.

  • Andrzej Sobkowiak
    Andrzej Sobkowiak Il y a 17 jours +3

    This guy advocates an Orwellian state in a global dimension. I don't like his ideas. They create risks of ending up in a global dictatorship without the possibility of seeking asylum somewhere. Long live to nation states! Long live to Brexit!

    • William Rutter
      William Rutter Il y a 15 jours

      +ARRGHHH thanks for your reply, I'm sure my remarks are frustrating,
      we have a clueless government, that habitually lies, some migration is fine, to do the very most essential things, stuff that really improves things for all, not fruit pickers and Yodel delivery drivers, or even though the food is nice, the staff in all those fine eateries, I worked it out that some back, so the data is a bit dated, to obtain an average UK lifestyle or standard of living in the UK, you will need to earn £37000 (it's more now) and even at that they are likely to still be a net recipient of the tax system in a long run scenario,
      I would like to think people who come, live as average Britain's do, they are not exploited for some short term gains at some poor business, who will need subsidies from the state to survive.
      I find it slightly difficult to say, because it sounds intolerant, but hard truths are hard sells, the pc brigade have taken over so much, Tony Blair invented a type of politics where, these things would never be heard, because it's difficult and it doesn't sound nice, David Cameron copied the rule book from Blair, but truths eventually come, Nigel Farage I'm not actually his greatest fan, but there is nothing like some one to tell it how it is, after year's of being lied to or at least being very selective with the facts, he shines so brightly, he will win the EU elections and bring the conservative government to an end, who knows what government comes next.
      Thanks writing and giving me time, im not intolerant, just a realist 😔 , I have had a polish girlfriend in the past and a girl friend from Zimbabwe, a great experience of life, but I know how much it costs and who it benefits and who it doesn't, it's very simple to say keep things the way they are, a lot more difficult to say we need change.
      Sorry if I have gone on, I wish you luck, it's my last message on this thread.

      ARRGHHH Il y a 15 jours

      +William Rutter If that's the case, then maybe a better place to start would be asking the government to cut down on the 10 million non EU immigrants, no?
      How's the argument already been won? Nothings changed, nothings going to change. 280,000 non EU immigrants last year. Will be the same this year, and the next. Maybe even more.

    • William Rutter
      William Rutter Il y a 16 jours

      +ARRGHHH we have nearly 4 million EU migrants, it's an issue, especially if you need some where to live, it's an old argument that's already been won, so get with it.

      ARRGHHH Il y a 16 jours

      +William Rutter it is fundamental, and it's also not an issue at all. I explained this in my other comment to you in a different comment thread, but you haven't replied to it. 70,000 net migrants from the EU. Perfectly fine figure compared to the four times higher rest of the world net migration figure.

    • William Rutter
      William Rutter Il y a 16 jours

      +ARRGHHH I do tend to agree, if when David Cameron went for his renegotiation with EU, if he had stopped the free movement, it wouldn't have been an issue, but that freedom of movement is pretty fundamental to the European project, so it would have been interesting, I think there might still might have needed that referendum, but maybe we would have never joined in the first place, still its nice to hear some one who believes in democracy, Many years ago I thought of voting liberal democrat for that very reason, but I never liked there pro EU ways.
      I love Europe and all its difference, maybe selfishly, i don't want it all the same.

  • yosecretsquirrel
    yosecretsquirrel Il y a 18 jours +1

    I kept waiting for him to explain how what started out as a common currency and worker migration pact turned into a world globalization, or more accurately Global centralization movement. Brexit is the result of worlds biggest case of buyers remorse, Kinda like going to the bar and getting smashed only to wake up to some Slavic dude in a track suit telling you exactly how your night went. Well at least Europe is waking up to the fact they probably won't like working for the guys in track suits.

  • Gary Tyme
    Gary Tyme Il y a 18 jours +32

    He lost me at liberal nationalist...sorry, socialist non-sense again!!!

    • Matthew E Lyons
      Matthew E Lyons Il y a 8 jours

      Do you know if you go back far enough people would consider everything that every country has done up to now socialism such as a centralized government that is supposedly for the collective society so I don’t understand what socialism in its self not with stupid ideologically is an issue

    • Gary Tyme
      Gary Tyme Il y a 9 jours

      +Ben Hardy I think you should read a few books by Nesta Webster and re-position your thought process.

      Is William Morris for Liberty or Equality?

    • Ben Hardy
      Ben Hardy Il y a 9 jours

      +Gary Tyme The Labor party movement isn't communist. It's roots are more William Morris than Karl Marx. Do you know about the diggers by the way?

    • Gary Tyme
      Gary Tyme Il y a 9 jours

      +Ben Hardy And it is tantamount too Communism...and that worked so well I suppose! I ask you:

      What do you believe should be the case:

      Equal outcome?
      Equal opportunity?

    • Ben Hardy
      Ben Hardy Il y a 9 jours

      You know socialism is a highly respected political view in many nations right? I'm sure you do but I'm just reminding you...

  • Gary Tyme
    Gary Tyme Il y a 18 jours

    This person wants to be Jonathon Pie...

  • Michael Brady
    Michael Brady Il y a 18 jours +43

    This TED Talker is pure B.S.

    • Embalmer Trick
      Embalmer Trick Il y a 8 jours

      Very true. Flawed logic. Of course the most immigrants the more globalist they are, they won't vote for more immigration rules! Duh! That's why Scotland got so.many votes to remain in the EU. They gave the right to vote to European residents!! What were they going to vote for??? Double Duh!!

    • Simon Vincent
      Simon Vincent Il y a 11 jours +2

      It was BS because he incorrectly identified that people who reject globalisation do so because they fail to recognise that they are met economic beneficiaries of globalisation. Also, his four alleged 'solutions ' were very weak.

    • Christian Geiselmann
      Christian Geiselmann Il y a 13 jours

      Why do you think?

  • 1MrCrispyduck
    1MrCrispyduck Il y a 18 jours +2

    Don’t be a democracy be a puppet on eu strings, this one is dancing to the eu tune, piss off to Germany and burn your passport traitor, if you open your house to everyone, how long do you believe you’ll keep your valuables?? Yes exactly, that’s how normal people feel, not pompous idiots like you

  • Elisabetta Torino
    Elisabetta Torino Il y a 18 jours

    You are a humble and a brave person, I enjoyed very much this video. Coming here in England I found many proud people, fortunately there are others like you.

    • Elisabetta Torino
      Elisabetta Torino Il y a 18 jours

      +Tabourba Is exactly what I am going to do very soon :)

    • Tabourba
      Tabourba Il y a 18 jours

      If you don't like the English, you have every right to leave.