That’s what the internet is for! Isn’t it? (No it’s not, but this is The Thunderdome, vitriol and vaguarity are expected. I mean, it’s not Reddit or anything, but this is the closest you can get on SU&SD without being polite and well-reasoned, and people still have a hard time not doing that here).
I wish I could have read it (mods and admins can’t see withdrawn posts, like we can’t see PMs. The way the forum was developed included protecting users’ privacy in a big way) but I get the gist of what you said from @Benkyo’s response.
This is still something I’m trying to understand, as I think it is hard to “get” if you aren’t directly involved. How much of this is “nationalist” opposed to “economic?” I’ve known quite a few people from the UK who never thought of themselves as being “European” (they’d say “sure, it’s the same tectonic plate, but we’re British”). It also seems like a lot of the negative vibes are because there was a big backlash to the economy.
I have to admit, because of the complex history the US has with the UK, I, myself, have never thought of the Isles as being part of Europe.
The EU seemed to make the cash flow more freely, but also make people more angry. Am I totally off-base here?