A Negative Institutional Disruption

Loser's Poker

The Brexit decision has been an act of self-marginalisation by Britain, with an anti-immigrant stance having driven Brexit. Economically and politically, this catastrophe may involve rethinking of the need for union among the different components making up the United Kingdom. The purveyors of Brexit were playing a game of loser's poker, which they have won. They have achieved Brexit and potentially destroyed a nation, now in a state of extremely high institutional disruption.

The Brexit decision to leave the European Union (EU) has been a collective act of complete self-marginalisation. Britain’s strategy has boomeranged. The political economy of the United Kingdom (UK) is on life support. Britain is in a state of high institutional disruption.

To understand why Brexit has happened, it is useful to appreciate the sociology of political leadership in Britain. By and large, political leadership in Britain has emerged from the rosters of Oxford University, where students are instructed to go forth and govern, and that the entire world needs their leadership. Even if physically colonies no longer exist, Oxford students are taught to go forth and colonise less fortunate minds that belong to the rest of the world.

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