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

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  • 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 • 8 332

  • Phat Nipol
    Phat Nipol Il y a 3 heures

    Alex Betts Represents the people who has never worked in mines or industrial plants ... he refuses to understand the lower class citizen and how this will effect families that are already struggling to get by. Cherry picking the advantages of globalization and throwing away the cons
    here in december 2018 ... we have seen the effects of globalization in Paris ... Hindsight really is a beautiful thing. Brexit couldn't come soon enough
    Brexit will hurt the economy of England ... but ... sometimes we just gotta take one on the chin... pick our selves up and keep moving on.

  • Nicky M.
    Nicky M. Il y a 17 heures +1

    Well said!!

  • mathieu Leborgne
    mathieu Leborgne Il y a jour

    Title is misleading, havent seen Brexit happen yet.

  • Chirag Patel
    Chirag Patel Il y a jour

    This block has not even mentioned the problem adopting Socialism while implementing Globalization.

  • Christian Freund
    Christian Freund Il y a jour

    This solely a general UK-problem. UK-PMs can't just vote that they dont like the deal and just because of that the EU27 make a better offer. This only worked to get a better membership-plan in the past. Now it is Game-Over time, they made a decision to leave and they still think the EU is making concessions in the last second.

  • JJ sassey
    JJ sassey Il y a jour

    His salary must come from the ELITE I feel really sorry for the guy he obviously does not live in the real world.

  • Tony Tubleta
    Tony Tubleta Il y a 2 jours

    the Western Elites are the reason why people need to immigrate from their country's in the first place. its just greed and money

  • Tony Tubleta
    Tony Tubleta Il y a 2 jours

    🤣 when we leave the EU can all you remainers stop fucking moaning and seek for some common sense.

  • SuperBeverboy
    SuperBeverboy Il y a 2 jours

    he is a bigot , he has no understanding of what the working class have to go through .

  • Addy B
    Addy B Il y a 2 jours

    Smugface fucktard

  • terry hutton
    terry hutton Il y a 2 jours

    Well at least he admits he lives in a 'liberal bubble'. A middle class man, talking about working class problems

  • Lee Brown
    Lee Brown Il y a 3 jours

    What a idiot this fool is, I have nothing against race or what Country your from, I am against the Illuminati commission that run the show, get a grip you complete fool.

  • Don Camillo
    Don Camillo Il y a 3 jours

    Why germans voted hitler ? Why people voted brexit...well because the mainstream is stupid...it was/ is obvious ....

  • Neal Murfitt
    Neal Murfitt Il y a 3 jours

    This video is a great demonstration of how young remainers fail to get the point of us older leavers.
    The majority of people open borders have encouraged to come here do not share your values and ideals and you can't pursuade them to adopt them. They on the other hand come into a country that willingly ties one hand behind it's back (political correctness) and then submits to the erosion of its wealth, status, power, institutions,etc.
    I live in London amongst many immigrants who I don't really like but am forced in my polite English way to tolerate.
    But if we re do the referendum and leave loses I might not be so tolerant of the political classes.

  • rui silva
    rui silva Il y a 4 jours

    Racism, lies, missinformation and fear mongering caused brexit .

  • Rod Mills
    Rod Mills Il y a 4 jours

    Cut the bullshit we voted to leave the E U so get on with it if you want my vote in the next election 😡😡😡

  • Mr Arran Wood
    Mr Arran Wood Il y a 4 jours

    Seems that TED has switched from Science and Social to Politics and Payoff.
    Shame as I have always been a big supporter of TED. I have not always agreed with speakers views and opinions but I have always respected them until now. Rather than accepting the differences between people, this chap is simply trying to change them to conform with his views!

  • D Greenwood
    D Greenwood Il y a 4 jours

    I love how he mentioned in passing the devastating effects of immigration/ globalization are effecting the poor and suffering further. No attempt to discuss ways that this can negated at all.
    Free trade/ globalization is massively benefiting large corporations and the top 1% that have the majority of influence. Yet the bulk of the population are getting pushed further down and are increasingly becoming more aware and less tolerant = Brexit.

  • Maximus manson
    Maximus manson Il y a 4 jours

    Didnt think Theresa May had a daughter with short hair ?

  • Julia
    Julia Il y a 4 jours

    Patronising idiot. I wasn't brought up with the internet and I have travelled all over the world. He is the epitome of the problems in the UK and I do wonder how they will cope when all the adults have died and moved on and they are left with nobody left to blame and nobody to fund their pitiful lives that they think everybody should have to pay for expect them.

  • attilavf
    attilavf Il y a 4 jours

    That's BULLSHIT! The Referandum was organised on a weekday and mostly retired people were able to vote and they were mislead by the government saying the money saved would go for NHS. To put it simply, old people voted for their better treatment regardless of everything else.

  • aikighost
    aikighost Il y a 4 jours

    Why do these people always equate nationalism with xenophobia? I am in no way a xenophobe, in fact I'm a foreigner in the nation I live in but I still believe in strong nation states and a strong sense of national identity as a very positive thing. I just don't understand why they think the two things are inherently a duo when they are completely disconnected as far as I can see.

    • Pip Yorkie
      Pip Yorkie Il y a 4 jours

      They don't think it, they just use it as propaganda for their own desires.

  • Dean Burton
    Dean Burton Il y a 4 jours +1

    Why did London mainly vote remain........how many real english people live in london???? Not many they have been forced to live in the red zones the london voters didnt want to have to leave

    • Dean Burton
      Dean Burton Il y a 3 jours

      +Pip Yorkie it just annoys me that not wanting mass immigration labels me a racist but im not its the issues with overpopulation i have a problem with and the being told what to think and how to be im old fashioned in my ways and dont agree with accepting certain things because society tells me to or labels me as whatever nothing wrong with old english traditions and way of life

    • Pip Yorkie
      Pip Yorkie Il y a 4 jours +2

      Dean realistically if you take away the immigrants vote, leave won 70%+ in nearly every area.

  • Dean Burton
    Dean Burton Il y a 4 jours

    First time ive disliked a video. I cant stand people that think they are right and everyone is wrong who does not agree with them or they are not educated 🤬 erm the reason they are more tolerant in london is the number of English residents is MASSIVELY reduced and the ones that are less pro immigration is the ones that had to move out of London and the surrounding areas because of the.....whatever the PC word for invasion is . Personally more importantly for me is keeping our national identity and making our nation great again with full control im not a fan of globalisation and its not a bad thing to not agree this this person why do we get told what to believe and what to think we are not sheep and no one put you in charge last i checked

  • MD MAHAFUZ
    MD MAHAFUZ Il y a 4 jours

    I honestly say to you that what you say now this your video you are few point is better but not good all your point.you never avoid globalization every regions and around the world.Each corners of the world make group of partners to trade,regional removed of having proverty,increases quantity of school going childrens and honourable quality of education,free trade and try to keep up trade blance of each country,try to job increases of different sector by devoloping like self employment and productive sources by making regional united different countries,we try to keep in peace to make united different countries in many regiona and add moral education spreads around the world,every countries intelligent people make plan to make strong NGO's activitie for proper sustainable society protection and development,every countries try to make new tecnology for defened her next challenging country and world problem,each countries new scientist to try to make new disease protection methods for safety every citizens by single and combined scientists,we see all time for every activities by united methods,every honourable countries should do get chance good people immigrants with legally they can say my country her immigrant countries.Immigrants people always try to keep up her immigrant countries and hardly try to develop her immigrant countries only for get her good job and good living.immigrants who are bad every countries should terminate bad people.every big areas countries should get chances immigrants and has developing her non fertilzer land.it's benefits for both like immigrants and those countries.On the others hand good people should get good chance rich countries to do good activies.For example big trees need small trees for many good occasions that is why big countries should help immigrants who are burden of small contries and trouble countries.Finally we say we every countries need to do make strong rules for control immigrant and proper utilized manpower forces.every countries should make strong rules for free trade and make strong globalization environment that good for human being,peace,prosperity and new challenging world atmospheres.you have to remind there is not profits of opposition theory's.we have to say welcome positive words that good for man.

  • benny Moses
    benny Moses Il y a 5 jours

    This is mere ideal.but what an average english man thinks about immigrants that counts.there is much gap between south n north England.

  • Matthew Gardiner
    Matthew Gardiner Il y a 5 jours

    Nail on the head mate. A great Falwell said and very true.

  • Liam Gordon
    Liam Gordon Il y a 5 jours +1

    Any time someone is both lauding the benefits of an independent trade policy based on free trade while also spinning the customs union as some kind of oppressive protectionist regime is not worth listening to. They literally don't understand what they are talking about and their lack of comprehension is in plain sight.

    The Customs Union encompasses the most wealthy free trading area in the world. This is the natural result of multiple countries doing free trade right and getting rid of barriers in between. To paint it as protectionist is beyond stupid just on the face of it - it gets rid of protectionist policies between its members, for one. It's an equal playing field that aims to grow. And it was the UK that helped grow it because it used to understand this.

    So then consider what barriers countries face outside the customs union, what terrible, unreasonable protectionist policies do they face that are undesirable, or unreasonable? Let's have some examples? Then compare it to countries who trade under WTO and FTAs and other trading agreements. The Customs Union just isn't particularly protectionist even if you look at it from outside the Customs Union.

    Then you get in to the actual arguments these people use, and you start to wonder if its mendacity of sheer stupidity that is in play. Often going on to say fact-free statements that claim that consumers lose out because of the Custom Union without providing any evidence as to why.

    Quoting the possibility of lower prices for consumers is just disingenuous unless you also caveat the loss in quality control. The reason the Single Market and CU work so well is that within it companies play by the same rules, and it's an area committed to largely the same level of quality and standards - which is what allows the removal of protectionist policies between economies. That makes commerce fair, while protecting consumers from bad products and produce. To make the counterargument to the Customs Union is like saying you want less fair competition. That's because most countries understand that they are more effective being part of group and smaller countries in particular actually have more sway.

    Another common argument is that the EU is bad at getting trade deals, but let's actually compare the EU's record against that of the US, or China.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union_free_trade_agreements

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_free-trade_agreements

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bilateral_free-trade_agreements

    The EU far and away ahead of any other power player and have been busy adding Canada, Japan and Mexico since the referendum was called, with more countries in the pipeline.

    Outside of the CU, countries will look to improve their deals with the UK, because the UK will be less attractive and doesn't have the same negotiation clout. Negotiation clout, another little thing Brexiteers leave out. As a single country the UK might be able to strike deals, but it will yield leverage in exchanges with bigger blocs and power players. Small countries don't magic themselves into deep comprehensive trade deals as equal partners.

    Oh, and if the customs union is so bad for the poor underdeveloped countries (hint: not even the case), what can these smaller economies do to strengthen their bargaining leverage? Join a bloc say? A bloc that commits to reducing barriers for inter-member trade? A bit like the customs union and Single Market perhaps? Every country wants to be part of one those blocs, whether its NAFTA, MERCOSUR, AFTA. Nobody wants to go it alone and other than the US, no country is right in their mind to even try - except for the delusional UK who think they can just waltz their way into dozens of FTAs the moment it leaves the largest, most advanced bloc of all.

    • Pip Yorkie
      Pip Yorkie Il y a 4 jours

      Rubbish eu nations have always been rich, the eu free trade didnt create that, it only allowed poor countries to borrow money with less interest.

  • Eric Cotter
    Eric Cotter Il y a 5 jours

    Hello...hello...hello..hello...Echo Chamber much?

  • Ben Brosch
    Ben Brosch Il y a 5 jours +1

    Why would anyone give up a country's sovereignty to unelected officials who will rule over them.

  • zaqangabar
    zaqangabar Il y a 5 jours +1

    GLOBALIZATION=SOCIALISM AND UNELECTED REPRESENTATIVES... USING "XENOPHOBIA" TO BAIT US INTO THAT BS. SO CALLED EDUCATED PEOPLE ARE FOR NWO BECAUSE THEY BEAT IT INTO YOUR HEAD IN THE SCHOOLS. OPEN BORDERS= REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH.

  • Tris T
    Tris T Il y a 6 jours

    Ur a fanny and a traitor and I'm scottish

  • Varun Mani
    Varun Mani Il y a 6 jours

    Globalization vs Brexit.. Human nature vs Reasoning.. will these remain a pickle for all of time.

  • Frank Bowman
    Frank Bowman Il y a 6 jours

    Automation is taking people's jobs, while populist demagogues tell those people, "Immigrants are taking your jobs!". Pathetic.

  • Leanne Aurora Blue
    Leanne Aurora Blue Il y a 7 jours

    I rewound this no less than 4 times to ensure I was understanding correctly. Is this guy implying that people from the Red areas are uneducated have no access to Internet and not as advanced as the Liberal Blues.
    4.48 ( for context) 5.46 - 6.11

  • D He
    D He Il y a 7 jours

    how dare you say that every one should conform to your own life and opinion is a insult to the point where you sound like a dictator, the first thing that not all of us who voted to leave are racist and uneducated people all types of people from all walks of life voted to leave,look at your map of the U.K. there are large areas of the country that has a great larger number of people from different countries,so are they all racist,no you lot or type of people from the left love to though this into the air, far right,it's a outrageous allegation too make,just expect that not everyone has your outlook on life and want to live a life of a their own way,why do you think you know better then others,that's very close minded don't you think,people voted to leave get over it.

  • Midnight Chappo
    Midnight Chappo Il y a 7 jours +1

    I resent the insinuation that Leave voters only voted on the basis of knuckle dragging ignorance. I voted Remain, and in my experience those who I know who voted to leave are from wealthy, very educated backgrounds and have motives rooted in their own financial profit/loss.
    This guy is almost naive in his optimism - there was a lot of misinformation and a lot of wool being pulled over a lot of eyes, and YES of course bigotry, racism and fear too. None of this was simple....but the way he implicates the poor ignorants who live in those dark shadowy red bits....would beggar belief if I hadn't heard it all before

    • Pip Yorkie
      Pip Yorkie Il y a 5 jours

      Dude were so woke these days that anyone calling us racist doesn't mean anything anymore, because the people who have immigrated here are racist towards whites.

  • Zac Wingfield
    Zac Wingfield Il y a 7 jours +1

    Sounds like this chap has done a really good job at convincing himself that globalisation is a good thing.

  • Holly Ashton
    Holly Ashton Il y a 7 jours

    Why is it that none of the remainers for Brexit talk about the fact that some of those who voted to leave realised that it may hurt them financially and they may lose certain privileges but for this price they wish to one day have the ability to really influence the political system they are under?

    Question do you want to live in a gilded cage where your choices appear to be infinite but are not and be treated like a pet or child by the government/s?
    Or do you wish to retain your sovereignty and form a system where you can have real influence in government/community decisions and have less yourself materialistically?

  • Ginger Baker
    Ginger Baker Il y a 8 jours

    Wanker.

  • Adam Mc
    Adam Mc Il y a 8 jours

    Educating a moron is like heating a house without windows. Lost energy and time.

    • Pip Yorkie
      Pip Yorkie Il y a 7 jours

      +Adam Mc sure you are buddy ;) I believe you

    • Adam Mc
      Adam Mc Il y a 7 jours

      +Pip Yorkie It does not explain anything, I'm against of free movement like you but this won't sort out the problem either, it will create 100 bigger ones with much more damaging impact. As usual the Devil is in details and simple solution will never sort out the problem. I'm highly skilled hi-tec engineer to your knowledge.
      Are you unemployed who can't find a job because of free movement? Look at just one aspect of the problem: frclip.com/video/IJbnG6KDaF0/vidéo.html

    • Pip Yorkie
      Pip Yorkie Il y a 7 jours

      +Adam Mc because that made sense, English isn't your native language is it.

    • Adam Mc
      Adam Mc Il y a 7 jours

      ​+Pip Yorkie Is noon now and you have a lot of time for a chat, you must be a business owner:)))))))))))

    • Pip Yorkie
      Pip Yorkie Il y a 7 jours

      +Adam Mc 'British citizens' HAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Luke Adams
    Luke Adams Il y a 8 jours

    You are a cartoon.
    If you get your way Your head will be sawed from your body
    Muslims have the worst ideology on earth

  • Luke Adams
    Luke Adams Il y a 8 jours

    You are a Natzi.

  • Nicholas Woolfenden
    Nicholas Woolfenden Il y a 9 jours

    Nationalism is great. He Pen, Trump... This people put their countries first, unlike Britain which ithrows in the towel.
    Don't believe him on immigration.

  • Nicholas Woolfenden
    Nicholas Woolfenden Il y a 9 jours

    What's "united"about the UK?!!!

  • silver120mp
    silver120mp Il y a 9 jours

    england belongs to indians not european fu...ing migrants,except gypsies who are our brothers and sisters;we are already 2 billions indians in the world ;we will rule uk

  • Dav Mac
    Dav Mac Il y a 9 jours

    To reach the children's you must reach the child that is in you first. We are not all the same, and it is a good thing; We aren't treated equally and this happens because we are individuals, each person been living on this planet or other planet throughout the entire Universe of this dimension and the infinite number of Universes of the other dimension in the past, in the present, in the future is unique. There is however one thing that makes as all equally important and that is equal access to potentiality, because every point on the energy sphere, of negative and positive, is center point on the energy sphere of existence, you all are that energy, I am all of You. Organic power comes before political or financial power, it is a democracy because we all have the same equal power to access it. Enjoy your sufferings, happiness, sadness enjoy your deaths your lives your infinite number of personalities and to forget who you really are. What I am doing? I watch like if it I am watching the fishes within the fish-tank trapped in their own reality. I do not teach because there is nothing to teach, and if there was something to teach, do you think the fishes would listen to me? Let the children's to be who they chosen to be, stop interfering with your education or beliefs, let the children of this world and all the other worlds access to their own potentialities. Evolution's requirement is diversity The tower of Babylon in Europe shall fall. The emotion of love is the energy that creates, it cannot be forced upon others, the emotion of fear destroys, both emotions are one single process engine of this Universe, we walk the path in between for a better quality of life. To break the chains of blame, courage, compassion, forgiveness some of the basics requirements, we perform such actions for selfish reasons, far from as the idea of saving this world or others worlds. If becomes absolutely necessary to fight a war we do not prepare for it, we are ready now, knowing that a life a man can be taken but it cannot be destroyed, we do not strike on the enemy already defeated. What is true wisdom if not the art to win a war without a fight? Enjoy your dream, respect the sleeper within yourselves and within others.

  • Gustavo Neves
    Gustavo Neves Il y a 9 jours

    I think Brexit happened because British people do not want to have unelected foreign bureaucrats deciding their lives.
    Seems pretty simple to me. That would be a 1-minute TED talk.
    Also, I may be wrong but with all that happened after the Brexit voting until now (Dec/2018), I would guess that even more people want to leave now.

  • Daniel Arnolf
    Daniel Arnolf Il y a 9 jours

    Unbelievable... those communists just don't get it.

  • N Nicholson
    N Nicholson Il y a 9 jours

    4:53 "we can visibly see".....what other kind of seeing is there?

  • Alicia Nieto
    Alicia Nieto Il y a 10 jours

    I don´t understand why people in the coments are so offended. He is basically saying the same thing that most of you, "globalization as practiced f***s the middle and low class over, and only makes the rich richer, and unless we find a way in which it makes everyone richer and not just the elite people is going to get mad and this is going to blow up", which validates the leave position completely. I don´t see the insult to anyone, really, he is calling one side xenophobes to the same extent as he is calling the other side self-serving spoiled brats, and he calls everyone misinformed not just leavers. Such a thin skin...

  • Venkat K
    Venkat K Il y a 10 jours

    Globalisation benefited China, at the cost of other countries which lost jobs. Made one more rogue nation, which steps on others toes.
    Second Islam needs modification, it is not a relegion of peace. When you have approvals for killing non believers. Every one takes on family planning, to help demography. Evangilism in Christianity has to go, for globalisation to succeed.
    Today globalisation and WTO are in ICU, they may never come.back. one more stupid idea by self styled economist, who proposed without adequately testing their hypothesis.
    Post 2008 economics itself is a questionable field.

  • Marcin Nowicki
    Marcin Nowicki Il y a 10 jours

    Let open borders and all Latinos from South/Central Americas and all Chinese and Indians and Pakistani move to the US!

  • GARY EDWARDS
    GARY EDWARDS Il y a 10 jours

    This blokes an idiot
    We want to look after our own we want to keep our identity our culture and our sovereignty
    Like he said we have six times the population of the USA when comparing cubic meters
    This land can’t sustain the amount of humans that it already has on it let alone even more looking to rape it and send their income home to improve their own communities back homes

    A single unskilled person working forty hours a week and earning just over £7 per hour are going to struggle to find anywhere to live if they don’t live with mum and dad
    A room is £100 per week on average

    Bottom line is that the vast majority of people in this country can’t even afford to travel around Europe as their buisy trying to make ends meet
    The minimum wage is used as a base wage but it’s being used in to make the likes of mc Donald’s filthy rich
    Sooner or later heads are gonna roll just like in the French Revolution once you can’t afford a roof over your head something has to give
    We will be out on the streets within a short period of time
    Once mum and dad can’t afford to help us anymore or we can’t afford to eat

  • David Edwards
    David Edwards Il y a 10 jours

    The one vital point he didn't raise was: religious bias. Cultural diversity is more accepted than religious diversity. Prejudices of religion usually stem from war with an opposed religion. We have spent a great deal of the last two decades fighting a people that behel it as a holy war and an imposition of our religious belief. Meanwhile our side believed it to be a liberation. Now we fear everything Muslim and they despise everything Christian.

  • Richard Dawson
    Richard Dawson Il y a 10 jours +2

    Bless him. Standing there as if he knows all the answers as to why Brexit happened. Pathetic.

  • merko
    merko Il y a 11 jours +1

    Globalization is a natural stage in the development of the Capitalist system we have. What is that we do not like exactly? Is it the Capitalism, as it reached its actual stage, or the immigrants who move to new lands either to offer their services as cheap labor or their hard won qualifications or wealth which the West needs and welcomes? Protectionism leads to lower growth and shrinking economy. If the people wants that there is nothing wrong with that and it can even be good as an example for the rest of the world that money is not everything! But, can it be done without poverty, riots and the hatred of the other?

  • 40527200 Lin
    40527200 Lin Il y a 11 jours +2

    He openly admits that he only spent 4 days of his life probably travelling very quickly through the deprived parts of the uk that voted for brexit. Why doesn't he go and practice his social science in Rotherham, Telford, or Leeds? Is it because he might have to leave his trendy upper middle class academic environment? This guy lives in some kind of blinkered dreamland - "Oh, if only we could educate the world" GET REAL.

    • Pip Yorkie
      Pip Yorkie Il y a 10 jours

      Yeah he might have to leave his air conned in the summer, heated in the winter office too, and meet some people who have to work out in the baking heat and freezing weather year round. At least I respect the builders, or as others call them 'blue collared workers.

  • Titus Roybal
    Titus Roybal Il y a 11 jours +1

    You do remember there was a vote to move away from globalism. Meaning, lots and lots of people are crazy. Or.... maybe you are not considering all the impacts involved with “globalism” or otherwise says, divorcing your culture.
    Find out more about the culture of the middle east and live it for a while. It’s not about tolerance as much as brutal submission.
    Your view is cute but immature as to what adopting “globalism” would really mean.

  • Peter Golley
    Peter Golley Il y a 11 jours

    This guy is deluded... a typical neo liberal globalist. Most of Europe wants out of the EU. He should do this talk in Athens! Most of southern Europe wants out of the EU. Globalisation is about austerity, rationing, loss of freedom of speech, and greater police powers and surveillance... while the Elite... Live out their lives unhindered.. whilst ever increasing the gap in wealth distribution. He is totally out of touch with reality.

  • liam a
    liam a Il y a 12 jours

    Nukes have caused peace not multiculturalism or open borders. It will just cause everyone to try to live in western countries because they are seen as a better life. What about over population, road schools, hospitals they won't go up as quickly as the population will. White flight is a real thing, the place gets a lot of migration then the prices of living goes up and all the white people leave. Educating children better is a better way of saying social manipulation of school children, it is a great plan. So this guy is a nationalist and a socialist, does he like to party as well

  • Jemima T - H
    Jemima T - H Il y a 12 jours

    BOLLOCKS TO BREXIT ppl were lied to I’ve always been a remainder yet I can’t help but feel sympathy for those who were mislead I’m 18 and was 16 when the referendum occurred. I can’t tell you how hard it is to watch your country be destroyed without having any say in MY GENERATIONS future. Polls suggest that if we were to vote now we would remain, this does not come as a surprise to me, as there is a huge amount of hostility and anguish in Britain around leaving the EU. I am saddened that my future is now fucked. Thank you for your selfish extremist views. I am ashamed an sorry for u.

    • Pip Yorkie
      Pip Yorkie Il y a 10 jours

      Lol keep listening to the gusrdian bs. Your future is not hurt anyway at all. Oh and they said remain would win 72% before the vote. But this time they're really sure don't worry

  • Calvin Jones
    Calvin Jones Il y a 12 jours

    Check 4:30, everyone in the audience is like this guy is a fucking lunatic

  • Calvin Jones
    Calvin Jones Il y a 12 jours

    Of course ppl are scared of globalisation. Not everyone in the world is a fucking Saint. You can try to see the better in backward nations and uncivilised cultures who are still buying and selling their women, but in the end your country will be reduced to exactly that, because 'the other cultures' do not care for mercy or anything about your values and culture, they will destroy it and blame u somehow on the basis of PC labelled bigotry and islamaphobia and occidentalism and racism and all that bullshit that the EU uses to bully ppl from having proper democracy and freedom

  • Max Peters
    Max Peters Il y a 12 jours

    Leave, was just the will of the people. Your masters parliament have decided we aren't leaving. 52% is less than 48% and leave means remain. Your masters in parliament well decide what you want not you. What do you think this is a democracy ??

  • Michal Frnka: Spisovatel
    Michal Frnka: Spisovatel Il y a 12 jours

    After Brexit, if it happens, I believe not that the British have reason. If it does, Britain will be a US colony!

  • greeny339
    greeny339 Il y a 12 jours

    "TED" any relation to ted heath ? you know the carpenters son that was given a yaught and a few young boys by the germans, all they wanted in exchange was Britain.

  • greeny339
    greeny339 Il y a 12 jours

    So if we take every unique human being and breed them all together we should endup with identical blobs with the same hobbies and opinions wanting to eat gruel and obey the despicables -no thanks .

  • Gianfranco Selvaggi
    Gianfranco Selvaggi Il y a 12 jours

    Excellent presentation sociopolitics explained with clarity

  • Nathan Ballesty
    Nathan Ballesty Il y a 12 jours

    Globalisation means Global Caliphate. It means the end of Christianity. It means the end of the European people’s. These people who preach “tolerance” are deceived, wilfully, ignorantly or otherwise.

  • darren hughes
    darren hughes Il y a 12 jours +1

    what a condescending out of touch pratt. bought and paid for by his globalist masters no doubt about it

  • Ashley Law
    Ashley Law Il y a 13 jours +1

    Oh dear. Great comments on this thread. But oh dear. This man is so arrogant it is quiet shocking. Pretends to 'understand ' but has no idea. He is Deep Asleep.

  • Marisa Stefani
    Marisa Stefani Il y a 13 jours

    You are so Clever! OMG! Great speaker! Bravo! Agree with you.

  • Prolet Vladimirova
    Prolet Vladimirova Il y a 13 jours

    Brexit happened because 17 million people in UK are illiterate, uneducated and uninformed...Ignorant voters!

    • Pip Yorkie
      Pip Yorkie Il y a 10 jours

      +Prolet Vladimirova so like they already are then? Hope you get raped like all the other white girls. You supported it.

    • Prolet Vladimirova
      Prolet Vladimirova Il y a 10 jours

      You will see pretty soon what they voted for! After Brexit, brits will still have to live with foreigners..but in another country!
      Brexit is a bad decision, no matter the deal! This deal is bad and every deal is going to be bad and leaving without a deal is not an option too, it's the worst decision! So no matter how Britain is going to leave the EU and with what deal, Britain will become poorer! People, businesses and banks will move to other countries.

    • Pip Yorkie
      Pip Yorkie Il y a 10 jours

      So all the immigrants who voted remain are what? Educated and care about britian? You haven't got a clue what you're doing little girl

  • vasnivas
    vasnivas Il y a 14 jours

    social scientist(alias education not worth having ) presenting his case why he is unfit for any job....you are a moron will remain one

  • joshua daniels
    joshua daniels Il y a 14 jours

    This is disgusting

  • The Truth Is A Deadly Weapon
    The Truth Is A Deadly Weapon Il y a 14 jours +4

    This is insulting. It's not "those that fear globalization". It's those that know it's bullshit.

  • Matthew Beals
    Matthew Beals Il y a 14 jours

    Post Brexit election loss liberal BS Bingo blackout extravaganza plays on!! xenophobia!! nationalists!! inclusive!! globalization!! racist abuse!! Class warfare of age , education, class, young, old, etc. "Those that embrace globalization and those that (hands pushing away) fear globalization." This guy fancies himself as one smart chap!! Too bad he lost the election. Maybe he can move to France?

  • Andrew S
    Andrew S Il y a 14 jours +1

    A brainwashed liberal idiot , a waste of a university place.

  • Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith Il y a 15 jours +1

    Looking through rose tinted glasses my neighbourhood has been ruin by immigrants and everyone feels scared to walk through our streets due large groups of people on corners and numerous break ins and assaults not all migration is good and nationalism is not inherently evil!!!

  • TheBloodVodka
    TheBloodVodka Il y a 15 jours +2

    People voted Brexit because a bunch of idiots in Belgium were bossing you around without any accountability.

  • Goldfinger
    Goldfinger Il y a 15 jours +1

    Tell your little story to all the murder and rape victims. If you import the third world, you GET the third world. You can study all you want little soy-boy but that is the reality. Not to mention the devious motives of the eu dictators and the elite that FORCE this upon the whole of Europe. We understand perfectly well what globalization means, and are not affraid of it. We just reject it and want it gone.
    Together with all the wellfair migrants that will never integrate and are living by islam law that has only one goal and that is to dominate all of Europe. And the braindamaged libtards just don't get it.

    • Liam Gordon
      Liam Gordon Il y a 5 jours

      What are you talking about? The migration crisis is a separate issue from EU membership.
      In other European countries EU citizens moving around Europe isn’t “immigration” and there is absolutely no opposition to it. In Germany, France, Poland, Czech Republic, etc, there is zero political opposition to freedom of movement for EU citizens. None. They aren’t even referred to as “immigrants” in the way only the UK does really.

      Uncontrolled immigration and a sea of people from places that have no legal right to move here other than desperation to be somewhere rich, is a different thing. There is genuine opposition to that, because it is against the rules and feels like national governments are losing control on purpose through careless laissez faire “welcome culture” without permission from the people.

      It’s only in the UK that EU citizens reciprocal rights to move back and forth around their own union is equated with the non reciprocal non equal immigration from around the world.
      In most of Europe, not having the ability to readily cross borders etc is a huge problem.

  • spart icuz
    spart icuz Il y a 16 jours

    Want to change the world but not willing to change. Wants global dominance and control other other countries but don’t want people from those countries living among you. Britain is set to resume its gunboat policy.

  • Andrew
    Andrew Il y a 16 jours +2

    To sum up he's calling the people who voted leave fascists while simultaneously complaining that democracy was carried out. What a hypocrite. He doesn't even realise

  • Islamic mind
    Islamic mind Il y a 16 jours

    Greate speech

    • Islamic mind
      Islamic mind Il y a 5 jours

      Pip Yorkie don't mind

    • Islamic mind
      Islamic mind Il y a 5 jours

      Pip Yorkie i don't understand,what you say???

    • Pip Yorkie
      Pip Yorkie Il y a 10 jours +2

      "Islam" says it all

  • Ashley Field
    Ashley Field Il y a 16 jours +1

    This middle-class white man has not been negatively effected by the EU.
    He is not priced out of the housing market by population growth of a cities worth of people each year all competing for the same limited properties.
    His salary is not held down by an inexhaustable labour market coming from Europe.
    He cannot understand that the majority of working class people are not benefitting from the EU, because he is part of a privileged middle class.

    • Ashley Field
      Ashley Field Il y a 3 jours

      @Liam Gordon - You are wrong when you say that Switzerland has gone the EEA route, it has not, Switzerland is neither an EU nor EEA member but is still part of the single market - this means Swiss nationals have the same rights to live and work in the UK as other EEA nationals. We could be like Switzerland but even better with the massive assets like the world's largest financial centre, (City of London), that we have.
      Regarding the list of companies who back stay, that's actually just the opinion of the CEO. Companies are made up of hundreds of people. (And we know that most rich guys who want to exploit cheap labour vote stay). The majority of workers vote leave.
      However you arrange the figures there are still more people who were in favour of leaving than staying. Because a lot of remainers were wealthy they were able to make a lot of propaganda which the people still saw through.
      You say, "Brexiters like yourself seem believe there’s an ideologically-driven conspiracy". No I don't. You can't see what I think. You just made that line up to try and discredit the leave arguement.
      You also say that, "you think that it is more plausible that the vast majority of experts in their fields......... are all conspiring to lie, than it is that they may have a point." Again, this is not what I think. You do not know what I think. Why do remainers think they know what others think?
      What I think is that the majority of wealthier people, bankers and politicians, etc. have it in their interests to stay in the EU and the majority of working class people have it in their interest to leave." Simples. There are more workers than bosses, that is why leave won in a democratic vote. I have never once hinted at a conspiracy.
      Also, one of reasons remain lost is that remainers talked down to people, like you do here referring to leave supporters as crackpots. What makes your opinion more valid than the man down the pub anyway? Do you never go to a pub and talk about politics? What is your own professional and work experience?
      Also, the majority of people in the UK believe in climate change. The majority of people in the UK believe in leaving the EU. Why are you going against the majority accepted wisdom, like a climate change denier?

    • Liam Gordon
      Liam Gordon Il y a 3 jours +1

      +Ashley Field " When you look at a list of countries with the highest standards of living in Europe. Non-EU ones like Norway, Iceland and Switzerland routinely come out on top.
      So being out of the EU clearly does not spell disaster."
      Correlation does not imply causation. I suppose this means you're okay with the UK going the EEA route like these 3 countries?
      "You say that companies like BMW will have to massively scale back their operations. But that's just your opinion."
      No, it really isn't. Look at the list of businesses that supported leave:
      JCB
      Tate and Lyle
      Wetherspoons
      And these supported remain:
      Airbus Group
      Asda
      BAE Systems
      BlackRock
      BMW
      Bombardier
      BT Group
      Caterpillar Inc.
      Clifford Chance
      Diageo
      easyJet
      Ford Motor Company
      Fujitsu
      Gatwick Airport
      Heathrow Airport
      Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
      IBM
      JPMorgan
      Kingfisher plc
      Marks & Spencer
      Mars
      Microsoft
      Moy Park
      Rio Tinto
      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
      Shell
      Ryanair
      Toyota
      TransferWise
      Vauxhall Motors
      Whitbread

      These facts are overwhelming in favour of remain. You can find more facts here:
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorsements_in_the_United_Kingdom_European_Union_membership_referendum,_2016
      "There are many economists who say the opposite."
      For every economist who argues for Brexit I could probably find 90+ arguing the exact opposite. The vast majority of economists backed a remain vote and now back close ties to the EU post-Brexit. Brexiters like yourself seem believe there’s an ideologically-driven conspiracy that means that most economists, trade & EU experts, lawyers, industry associations, unions, companies, judges, HMT, the Bank of England, Scotland, the Irish, diplomats, and EU27 are all lying about its consequences.

      As with climate change deniers, you think that it is more plausible that the vast majority of experts in their fields, who rely on their reputations and credibility for their careers, are all conspiring to lie, than it is that they may have a point.

      It’s more plausible that companies and industry associations would simply lie about the dangers they face out of ideological loyalty to the EU, rather than as a result of in-depth studies, analysis and advise as to Brexit’s consequences
      .

      More plausible that the Dutch, German and Belgian governments are hiring thousands of customs staff and other EU countries are spending millions on preparations as part of project fear than because they’ve analysed the possible outcomes and decided they’ll be needed.

      That hundreds of civil servants and Bank of England staff at every level have colluded to falsify their projections, without any paper trail or leaks, because they love the EU and will do anything to protect it.

      It’s now the norm for people to tell people who’ve spent years working in their fields that they’re lying because a handful of crackpots in the ERG, a couple of RW newspaper editors, Patrick Minford, and a bloke down the Dog and Duck say they know better
      . Brexit is the new climate change denial.
      "
      As unemployment crisis in countries like Spain and Greece worsen, and lead to civil unrest across the EU as it implodes we will be glad to have avoided the kind of unrest there is in Paris today. I think the the remainers will thank the leavers for saving the UK."
      The internal goings on in the three states you mentioned aren't really because they're EU member states.

    • Ashley Field
      Ashley Field Il y a 4 jours

      @Liam Gordon - When you look at a list of countries with the highest standards of living in Europe. Non-EU ones like Norway, Iceland and Switzerland routinely come out on top.
      So being out of the EU clearly does not spell disaster.
      When the UK voted not to switch to the Euro there was a similar kind of catastrophising about our economic system being cut adrift and how there would be tragic consequences. None of which arose.
      You say that companies like BMW will have to massively scale back their operations. But that's just your opinion. There are many economists who say the opposite. Also, why do these kind of corporates operate perfectly well in Norway, Switzerland and Iceland who are out of the EU?
      As unemployment crisis in countries like Spain and Greece worsen, and lead to civil unrest across the EU as it implodes we will be glad to have avoided the kind of unrest there is in Paris today. I think the the remainers will thank the leavers for saving the UK.

    • Liam Gordon
      Liam Gordon Il y a 4 jours

      +Ashley Field "Because there is now unlimited amounts of labour available coming from the EU employers can pay less and offer only zero hours contracts instead of perm contracts.
      "

      Well we could also just do what most of the EU do and either ban or severely restrict the use of zero hour contracts, that would be simpler, quicker to implement and certainly a lot less hassle than negotiating Brexit.

      "This is one of multiple reasons I think the working man would be better off out of the EU
      ."

      Even if you had proved your point you are looking at this unilaterally, the problem you are ignoring is the ability of lots of the companies where your average 'working man' works to function post-Brexit at the levels they functioned at pre-Brexit. Even if the likes of BMW, Aribus, Nissan etc... don't leave they are going to have to massively scale back their operations, Just-in-time simply won't work once we are out of the Single Market / Customs Union, and that will effect more than just them, there are hundreds of thousands working in the supply line / associated businesses of the large scale manufacturers.
      As explained, the fall in wages on our scale hasn't been seen in any other country except Greece, so don't bother pinning this on the EU.
      In 2007 the new EU countries were allowed freedom of movement to the countries that opted to allow them. Only the UK, Ireland, and Sweden allowed this, the rest opting to prevent freedom of movement until 2011.

      When the financial crash happened in 2008, we should have increased investment throughout that period to strengthen us for the longer term. Instead, we plugged the gap with cheap labour which stagnated productivity in this country. Other EU countries managed their recovery from 2008 far better as they didn't/couldn't provide short term solutions from the newer EU members. It's this stagnation in productivity, along with the continued allowance of zero hours contracts, that has caused the wage depression and the effects you mention.

      So yes, the EU may have played a part because it gave us the opportunity to plug the investment gap without spending any money. However leaving the EU isn't going to fix it. It's like accidentally cutting yourself with a knife and opting to amputate the hand rather than putting a plaster on it.

  • Largesse1000
    Largesse1000 Il y a 17 jours

    Immigration is NOT a net benefit, you fucking liar. It benefits business, and it benefits middle class professionals, bug no one else. More fucking lies. Just keep going calling people uneducated and ill informed. I fucking hate you Left scum now. Precious, urban, privileged, virtue signalling scum destroying British culture. We will destroy you, no turning back. You will lose eventually and we will take back what you have stolen. Scum.

  • Largesse1000
    Largesse1000 Il y a 17 jours +1

    Fucking smug neo liberal middle class wanker. People like up, Sir, are not only wankers but fucking traitors. Death to traitors.

  • Hans Jürgen Vetter
    Hans Jürgen Vetter Il y a 18 jours +2

    Great Britain ... not so "great" anymore ... but therefore more of sharia land nowadays ... with so many people on the streets demonstrating monotheistic superstition by an ugly clothing style ... instead of education through european enlightment & entrepreneurship, which does NOT include Brussel (!) ... and no more additional vegetable shops ... but more of hightec-jobs with fantastic wages !
    Funny to watch this young man and what he all "knows" about blue color workers ... ups ... he did'nt even mentioned them? ... wow ... this young man is "really" on its way ... ;-)
    Here is the secret:
    If you seriously want to protect the poor, then you have to stop letting in even more poor & uneducated (!) people ... and let the poor "share" ... by watching the wealthy enjoying life ... so ... it is'nt that difficult, right? ...
    Oh by the way ... you lefties out there ... when you take the word "truth" in your mouth ... do you mean my truth? ... or more of your own "truth"?!? ...

  • Craig Duncan
    Craig Duncan Il y a 18 jours +2

    Very patronising

  • Trofski
    Trofski Il y a 18 jours

    I disagree. I'm educated and wealthly. I supported the principal of the EU but not the reality. Some of my Brexiteer reasons are - 250 million plus being paid to the Globalist Animal Farm every week. An EU parliment that is an advisory body only, controlled by Germany that has a history of aggressive European domination and subjugation of it's citizens costing millions of lives. The hatred and spitefulness being dealt to the UK as we try to leave is the true manifestation of their designing and evil intentions. The UK's 500 billion supposed investment into the EU, only find out that there is actually nothing of value to come back. Plus they want us to continue to pay billions more to line the pockets of unelected bureaucrats on the gravity train, whilst people in the UK suffer and die lacking social care and NHS deficiencies . The EU claims responsibilityfor peace in Europe. When in fact it was the British, US and other brave countries that forged peace in Europe, at the cost of millions of it's citizens lives. The EU is currently being destabilised by mass influxes of people whose cultures are incompatible with westetn values. A unilateral decision by Germany again that every one will suffer for. It's just a matter of time before one side starts fighting for what they believe is theirs. I forcast the EU and the Euro will collapse within 5 years. I could go on forever, but how about the Liberal globalist getting off their self-righteous virtue signalling pedestals for a while, and try learning from history, reality and their fellow citizens. Instead of preaching that it is us that need to be educated .

  • TIM Derham
    TIM Derham Il y a 18 jours +1

    5mins in can't watch this snowflake bellend he should be ashamed & give his head a good shake

  • Xpress Visa
    Xpress Visa Il y a 18 jours

    Brexit = cutting yourself out, shrinking is size and role in EU and the world, as simple as that. Where are those who promoted Brexit, all of them disappeared after getting their few days of fame.

    • Elizabeth M
      Elizabeth M Il y a 18 jours

      Uh no! Study the EU! They CONTROL TRADE!!!!! We can do much better on our own! This guy is an idiot! As are many of the brainwashed.

  • nicolas sabatier
    nicolas sabatier Il y a 19 jours

    Comment below are quite a proof this gentleman is quite right.... Know-nothing bigots.

    • Pip Yorkie
      Pip Yorkie Il y a 10 jours

      +Elizabeth M notice how people make those comments them run away when someone replies. They literally have no argument. Well done you destroyed him

    • Elizabeth M
      Elizabeth M Il y a 18 jours

      Tell that to all of our kids, girls and women being RAPED AND MURDER YOU F'IN IDIOT! I hope you experience the "Diversity" all of us "Bigots" opposed real soon! That will wake your ar$e up! Nothing to do with bigotry or racism you NPC! It is to do with Freedom, Safety, Self-Preservation and quite frankly? PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY OUR FOREFATHERS DIED FOR YOU FREAKING FOOL! !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Going Postal
    Going Postal Il y a 19 jours

    Come and see people !! .. gather round and see the Soros meat puppet dance !!!

  • Woods for trees
    Woods for trees Il y a 19 jours

    For another view of brexit: BREXIT TURKEYS frclip.com/video/IS1K5US0sQ8/vidéo.html

  • We Not Me
    We Not Me Il y a 20 jours +2

    Synopsis: Liberal Elite Brit who's never spent more than 4 days outside of London spends 17 minutes 'splainin' to poor dumb locals why they should just STFU and not complain when their wages are driven down and they are forced from their homes in the interests of Global Capitalism.

    • We Not Me
      We Not Me Il y a 5 jours

      +Liam Gordon, thanks for your analysis. I agree with most of it, though I would like to point out, I did not directly mention immigration.
      My original objection was to the audacity of this shill in attempting to blame the obviously ignorant and ungrateful local workers for not recognizing just how bloody lucky they are (in the aggregate of course).
      I am seeing a lot of these elitist stooges on TED. As always, throughout history, before any Revolution, the most interesting thing is always the consternation of the elites at the ingratitude of their victims, their unblinking assertion that "there is no alternative" when there plainly is, and their utter incredulity when the collapse finally comes.

    • Liam Gordon
      Liam Gordon Il y a 5 jours

      In the EEA only Greece has seen a higher wage drop than the UK, and all 30 other countries have seen a real wages increase of 5%-14% so claiming immigration has a significant effect on wages compared to other factors has little to no economics basis.

      UK wages have not gone up because UK productivity has not gone up. You can blame immigrants (though Germany's performance, as do Sweden's and the Netherlands' hit that on the head, as they also import loads of unskilled immigrants), or emigrants (Poland managed the best result of the lot, despite sending a million educated citizens to the UK), or no immigration or emigration at all (Japan), but at the end of the day it comes down to unit labour costs and productivity, which is a consequence of investment in people, production and process. We are rubbish at it in the UK, working long hours ineffectively (like the Greeks).

      Three rapid reasons for why wages are falling in the UK:

      1. There has been a significant fall in real wages of people in jobs the last years. People are willing to accept fall in wages because finding a new job is highly competitive, especially for full-time jobs. This is a fairly new UK phenomenon.

      2. The financial crisis put pressure on household wealth, which resulted in a rapidly growing number of people searching for jobs, any jobs, and some 25% did not find full-time jobs and most found jobs on very low wages in the service sector with low productivity rates.

      3. Trade Unions have seen falling membership and falling power on the labour market. They cannot fulfill their traditional function of protecting and promoting workers salaries. Wages have fallen most rapidly for jobs where no collective agreements have been signed.

      As for housing, the UK has the highest property prices and rents in Europe. Brexiteers would love you to believe it's due to immigration, but the truth is that we are strictly average in the number of immigrants per head, and those states cope.
      The truth is rather nastier. The Tories strongly represent a class of income-earners called rent-seekers. Adam Smith, one of the fathers of modern economics and free markets, said...

      "Rent seekers like income that comes from owning property, not doing work, and includes finance. As soon as rent-seekers have dominance they have the perverse incentive to limit the supply of housing to drive up rents and house prices.
      "


      The reason home building has ground to a halt (from 400,000 a year to 100,000, whilst demand grows), is because home owners went from a minority to a majority, and so there became a strong political incentive to cater to home-owners, namely restricting development through Local Planning Authorities and Town and Country Planning Acts, which keeps house prices high.

      Factors like cheap credit, land banks, stagnating wages are only exacerbating factors, not the cause. We have a housing shortage because its deliberate policy, because keeping houses scarce keeps them valuable and home owners like to see their homes go up in value and will crucify any government that implements policies that would crash house prices.

  • peter dollins
    peter dollins Il y a 20 jours

    So. Alex's refugee Ted will not allow comments unless you sign up. The entire thing of shame in his refugee video is perfect balls, Lots of the UK can look to great steps forward now being taken up around the world as places such as Greece. Alex you are not thinking, you are reacting emotionally whilst this vast complex of problems will always defeat such reactions. I am a Stayer the rest are Quitters with justified angers. YOU SAY you want to open a dialogue, no you don't. The shallowness of your thought, reactions and experience shows this perfectly. Peter L. Dollins.

  • peter dollins
    peter dollins Il y a 20 jours

    See Chomsky's critiques of the present world set ups to get a handle on many things not taken up by our friend Alex. The political classes of all sides used the UK people very badly since the 60's to now, on all sides. I fear the kind of Right Wing people gaining from that will be Even worse for working people. What I say is bring back the Steam Engines so I can get my first job back. So many things our friend Alex does not know I'd have to write a book. Not tonight Alex dearie. Peter L. Dollins.