Before Donald Trump’s historic election win, there was a sign of things to come over in England. Buoyed by the same wave of populism and anti-Establishment feeling, citizens voted to leave the European Union and its unelected, economy-killing bureaucracy and regulations.
During his campaign, Trump hailed the Brexit movement and its leader, former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, who had been made fun of for years for insisting that the British people should and could shake off their EU shackles.
Not surprisingly, Farage has also been out front in praising Trump’s victory. He says it is part of a global movement, but warns that no one should get complacent.
Nick Hallett of Breitbart writes:
Addressing the crowd, Mr Farage said that “when people look back in 100 years or 200 years, 2016 will stand out as one of those great history years. It’s the year of the big political revolution.”
Mr Farage said that while in America “the revolution is total”, in Britain “the people have spoken, but the same players have just been shuffled around the chess board and we are still being run by the career professional political class”.
“The people have spoken but the establishment don’t want to listen, so there are great battles to be fought and I’m going to go on fighting those battles.”
Indeed there already rumblings that England’s ruling class will try to undermine the referendum and prevent Brexit from happening, perhaps through the courts or through the legislature.
Everyone would do well to remember the old saying: “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.”