Saturday, June 25, 2016

Press and Print Bias. Can It Be Leveled? Brexit, A Tipping Point That Travels?

Off to Tybee, so I am taking a vacation from the
world's  ills and my compulsive need to comment.
I received this from Brent Bozell's organization and it confirms what we already know - the press and media are biased..

The critical question is what can be done about the media and print folks reducing their bias so the playing field can be flatter?

I have no answer because it involves a sea change that is educational, cultural and even moral.  I do not see liberal media and news outlets changing their spots.  I do believe more will go out of business but they will probably be replaced by technologies that are programmed to be biased as we recently witnessed regarding Facebook and Google. (See 1 below.)
Roger Simon on Brexit.

His conclusion pretty much aligns with my own.  Elitist establishment politicians misjudged the anger of their constituents who prefer protecting their borders and their right to be free over globalization's crushing blow imposed by bureaucrats who have no allegiance and act unilaterally.

Ask yourself, as many Brits did, what makes the E.U's  bureaucrats any different than those who ran World Soccer and/or the U.N.(See 2 below.)

One has to believe the potential break up of Great Britain has increased and I suspect the Scots and Irish will eventually divorce the Queen.
There is evidence surfacing a host of meetings Hillary held, while Sec. of State,  presumably with donors to their Foundation, are missing.

This is an excerpt from the report: "The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page calendar with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show.

No known federal laws were violated and some omissions could be blamed on Clinton's highly fluid schedule, which sometimes forced late cancellations. But only seven meetings in Clinton's planning schedules were replaced by substitute events on her official calendar. More than 60 other events listed in Clinton's planners were omitted entirely in her calendar, tersely noted or described only as "private meetings" — all without naming those who met with her." (See 3 below.)
Meanwhile, Netanyahu offers some thoughts on how to defeat radical Muslim terrorists:
Finally, before leaving for Tybee for the week. it is evident liberals and their press and print minions hate Trump, and even many established types, in his own alleged party, are turned off by his churlish, boastful, self-centered and impertinent manner.

However,  the Donald has been mostly perspicacious  in sensing the anger, the mood and the disgust of those who no longer believe their politicians are worthy, courageous, even honest and that they are being led in a desirable direction.

They do not like the flood of immigration that is changing the character of their societies, they do not like the giveaways that are dimming their future, the crushing burdens heaped upon the middle class, the crime that festers in their towns and cities and a whole host of other turn offs so, we are witnessing a backlash, a tipping point of volcanic proportions starting in Great Britain and likely to surface in America at election time.

If Trump embraces this momentum and conducts himself in a positive manner his chances of winning will be enhanced.  Hillary remains on the wrong side of most of these issues, offers nothing that distinguishes her from Obama's failed strategies and, worst of all, has the personality of a flat pancake that has been driven over time and again. Add to this combustible negative mixture her potential criminal behaviour and everything should be up for grabs.

Time will tell.  It is going to be an unusually heated and volatile summer.
1) Dear Richard,

Do the media know how much time they spend covering any one particular story? The Media Research Center does, and we are not afraid to tell them... especially when the bias is crystal clear.
The O'Reilly Factor and Sean Hannity referenced an MRC study on Fox this past week, and ultimately, the results are astonishing. According to our News Analysis Division
“a much higher percentage of Trump’s airtime (40 percent, or 432 minutes) was spent discussing the controversies surrounding the Republican’s candidacy. Only 18 percent of Clinton’s coverage (105 minutes) was spent discussing similar controversies, as network reporters paid scant attention to stories that would have garnered far more airtime had Trump been involved."

Last night, Sean Hannity featured presidential candidate Donald Trump and referenced the MRC study in conversation. Watch what Sean Hannity and Donald Trump had to say, here.
How is the American public able to choose a candidate this election cycle if their primary news outlets are favoring one candidate over the other? Where is the objectivity? During such a crucial election season, there is no evidence to suggest that big networks are making any attempt to relay fair, equal, or even representative coverage of candidates.

This is why the Media Research Center exists - it is imperative that we continue day in and day out to document, expose, and neutralize the liberal media before they choose our next president. Your continued support is crucial in our fight for truth and objectivity in American media, and we thank you for your loyalty.

Click here to read more about our latest study, and consider a contribution today to help the MRC continue fighting for truth and liberty in American media.
2) Brexit Vote Has Huge Ramifications for U.S. Politics

News flash: The revolt against elites is real in the UK and America and it's only getting started. Maybe there will always be an England.

In a surprise, Leave won the Brexit referendum on whether to stay in the European Union by an equally surprising amount. British sovereignty won. David Cameron lost. Jeremy Corbyn lost. The EU lost. Bureaucrats lost. Angela Merkel lost. Barack Obama lost. Globalism lost. Authority figures almost everywhere lost. And, most of all, unlimited immigration lost.
So what happened to the vaunted British betting market that is almost invariably correct and was predicting by 80 percent a Remain victory? Or all those recent polls that were tilting Remain?

Answer: Those same elites had convinced each other they would win and therefore convinced the usual suspects—media, pollsters and, sadly, financial markets—that they were right. They were wrong. Watching them now on the BBC they still cannot comprehend  what has happened. The peasants have revolted—oh no, oh no. There must be some mistake. Didn't they get the memo? The sky would fall if they left the EU.

Earth to elites: Citizens of truly democratic countries don't want unlimited immigration into their countries by people who couldn't be less interested in democracy. They also don't want to be governed by the rules and regulations of faceless bureaucrats whose not-so-hidden goals are power and riches for themselves and their friends. Simple, isn't it?

This vote is of immense help to Donald Trump if he is smart enough to seize it properly and doesn't bobble the ball. Many, probably most, Americans feel exactly the same as their brothers and sisters across the pond. They despise the same elites and want to save their country. Trump, now fortuitously in Scotland (I know—they voted Remain, but not in the numbers they were supposed to), should show his support. The  UK is America's closest ally.  We should be the first to extend a hand, negotiate free trade, etc., and get her rolling again.

That most elite of presidents, Barack Obama, who opened his morally narcissistic mouth supporting the Remain side and warning the British people, as he is wont to do, that there would be "consequences" if they voted to leave the EU, is in no position to do anything, even if he wanted to.  And he doesn't.

Hillary Clinton is so elitist she practically defines the term. She was probably up all night figuring out what to do about the situation. I have a suggestion—move to Brussels.
Meanwhile, Trump should take up the gauntlet for the U.S. and the UK now. Why wait? Act like the president—we could use one.  Donald has a natural ally in the leading Leave spokesperson conservative Boris Johnson. The two men are said to be similar and in many ways they are.

Long live the Anglosphere. Remember the Magna Carta and all that. This is a day truly to celebrate, even if stock markets are crashing around the world. They'll come back. Look on it as a buying opportunity. A bubble has broken, but it isn't a stock bubble. It's a human bubble consisting of elites who seek to govern in a manner not all that distant from Comrade Lenin, just hiding under a phony mask of bureaucratic democracy. They've taken a big body blow from the citizens of England. Churchill would be proud.  Time for America to follow suit.

But don't get cocky.  This is only one small victory—a non-blinding referendum—but make no mistake about it, still a victory after all.  Just follow the instructions of Sir Winston and "never, never give up."  Yes, I know the quote is falsely attributed, but it's good advice nevertheless.

Roger L. Simon is a prize-winning novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and co-founder of PJ Media.

Friday, June 24, 2016

GO BRITAIN - The Message: "MAN" Desires Freedom! Too Early To Determine Investment Implications.

Those who believe "man" does not want freedom.
This should be my last comment on the meaning of the Brexit vote.

Seems to me, politicians have been caught up in believing people choose dependency over freedom, people prefer entitlements over freedom, people prefer free stuff over free choice etc.

This may be the case for those who cannot find work, have been raised in a culture that favors enslavement and lack education but GW was right when he said democracy and freedom is more akin to "man's" inherent nature.  This view comes from GW's  born again roots.

Where he went wrong was believing tribal societies, particularly those that lived under dictatorships, were ready for independence and the responsibilities that come with democracy.  They were not.

Time is the bridge over which they must walk.

This does not alter the fact that "man" wants to be free.  This is God's will and intent and as liberals, progressives denounced religion and faith they lost sight of this.

For the first time in recent memory I am encouraged that Britain has shown the way regarding 'man's' hungering desire to be free and prefers nationalism over globalization.

More commentary and perspective from my British friends:
"Yippeeeee........we voted to leave the EU, along with most of our friends. Even though we have German cars, washing machine etc and Pete,s mother was German. We are now FREE. We are not racist but like being independent.  
H&P  xx"

"The immigration arguments clouded the issue but we HAVE to control our borders more effectively and we appreciated the opportunity to cast a vote. Europe will fall apart we think. It has divided the nation though!
H xx"
As for the markets too early to tell how speculators will interpret the impact. Opportunities for long term investors are being created but the investment air remains a bit cloudy.

A strong dollar has negative implications for energy demand, pricing and exports.  Favors imports.

In view of Brexit, 3rd quarter earning estimates will have to be revised and that too has market implications.

I continue to observe because China still is stimulating with little results.
Can sanity rule? (See 1 below.)
Off to Tybee for a week with some family members. Another memo reprieve.

The GOP Plan for Tax Sanity

To rev the economy, cut taxes on business, simplify the code and let American families file on a postcard.

America’s tax code is beyond repair. Tinkering with it won’t work. The only hope is a bold tax-reform plan that will liberate our nation from the slow-growth status quo and jump-start a new era of American prosperity and growth.
The House GOP has been building on years of work by Ways and Means Committee Republicans to develop pro-growth tax reform. On Friday, as part of Speaker Paul Ryan’s “Better Way” agenda, House Republicans are delivering to the American people a plan for a 21st-century tax system. It delivers simplicity and fairness, yet is built primarily for growth in jobs, paychecks and America’s economy.
To start, the House GOP plan brings long-awaited relief to workers and families from the recurring nightmare of tax season. By lowering rates, increasing the standard deduction, streamlining seven tax brackets into three and eliminating a host of special-interest provisions, our blueprint simplifies the tax code dramatically for families and individuals. And by providing incentives for savings and investment, it fosters economic growth and job creation while ensuring that Americans spend far less time and money filing their taxes.
For years, people have begged Washington for a tax code that is simple and easy to understand. Under our blueprint, that’s exactly what they will find—especially come Tax Day on April 15. For the first time in modern history, most workers and families will be able to file their taxes on a form as simple as a postcard.
Second, a tax code built for growth must support the success of America’s small businesses and the millions of workers they employ. To promote job growth, for the first time small businesses will no longer be taxed under the individual side of the code. Instead, they’ll benefit from a critical distinction between wage and business income. This allows for a lower tax rate for small businesses of 25%—the lowest tax rate on pass-through income since before World War II.
Job creators of all sizes will also be able to take advantage of full and immediate expensing on investments in new equipment and technology—another historic first. This zero tax rate on new business investment is a vast departure from today’s complex depreciation rules, which direct businesses to write off purchases over long and often arbitrary periods of time.
Full and immediate expensing is widely recognized as one of the most pro-growth tax policies around. The ability to immediately deduct the costs of capital investments will help employers improve worker productivity and output—which grows Main Street jobs. And with these savings, businesses across the country will have more freedom to grow, hire new workers and increase wages.
To help American businesses compete and succeed in the ever-changing global tax environment, the House Republicans’ blueprint takes major steps to transform America’s outdated international tax system into one of the most modern, pro-growth systems in the world.
It starts by cutting America’s 35% corporate income-tax rate—the highest in the industrialized world—to a flat 20%. This is the largest corporate-rate reduction in U.S. history, and is achieved by eliminating dozens of crony tax carve-outs that hinder the nation’s economic potential and keep rates artificially high for everyone.
Next, the blueprint dramatically levels the playing field for America’s businesses by bringing the U.S. tax system more in line with those of our international competitors. In a change designed to strengthen our global competitiveness, American job creators will no longer be taxed both abroad and at home on the same dollar of income. There will be a zero tax rate on dividends brought home to America.
Additionally, the new blueprint encourages American companies to bring home trillions of dollars of income that is currently “stranded” abroad—money that can be invested in U.S. communities to create new jobs, increase wages, and grow American businesses.
And because “Made in America” products and services currently face a price disadvantage both at home and abroad, American exports will no longer be taxed, and imports will not be subsidized. Competition will occur on price, quality and service—rather than tax regimes.
Finally, a simpler, fairer tax code demands a simpler, fairer tax collector. This new tax system returns power back to the taxpayer, and puts the primary focus of the Internal Revenue Service back where it belongs—on serving American taxpayers. The current IRS will not exist, but will be redesigned into three distinct service units—one staffed with expertise on business taxation, and another focused on state-of-the art customer service to families and individuals.
A third, independent unit will be geared toward helping Americans quickly resolve their unique tax challenges—in effect, a small-claims court for tax disputes so individuals and small businesses don’t spend thousands of dollars resolving minor tax issues.
This “built for growth” tax blueprint is just the beginning of our conversation. This is not Congress’s or the GOP’s tax code—it belongs to the American people. House Republicans will spend the coming months listening to and incorporating feedback from our constituents. We want all Americans to know we are dedicated to delivering a tax code that truly works for them—one that is built for growth and built on simplicity and fairness.
Rep. Brady, a Republican from Texas, is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Moshe Dayan. Brexit and Trump. Obama - Who Is He? What Will Putin Do?

Four members of The Supreme Court who believe
the president can unilaterally enforce and write laws.
An interesting story. I was unaware . (See 1 below.)
Now that I use Mail Chimp, I get a daily listing of those who read my memos and I am quite overwhelmed at the high per cent of those on my memo list who do and the fact that many on my memo list are prominent in their own right and are nationally known for their own thinking and writing.

I have been blessed to have come to know many wonderful people in my time on this earth, from all walks of life, and you have enriched my own.  Thank you.
As Trump campaigns in a more orthodox style can he win and skirt being labeled just another hungry politician (former businessman) with no hardened principles like his opponent?

I continue to believe the Brexit vote gives Trump latitude because those who voted to leave signal his warnings resonate, with the current mood, about secure borders, state's rights and nationalism.

Beware of poll results because people are turned off being shamed for revealing their true thoughts. They resent being typed as racists etc. because they agree with Trump.

Certainly four members of The Supreme Court no longer believe the Constitution says what it means that 'Congress not the president makes laws.'

What will Putin do?  Will he take advantage of this British vote and disarray? (See 2 below)
This has been around and I avoided posting it because I do not embrace every claim but I do believe it is worth posting at this time because there are too many cumulative dots.  This was sent to me by a childhood friend and fellow memo reader. You decide! (See 3 below.)
I asked my dear English friends and fellow memo readers their view and this was her reply, as I thought it might be.

They were former Bobby"s and retired and now run a B & B. (See 4 below.)
1) A great many Jews know the story of how the Danes rescued 8,000 Jews from the Nazi's by smuggling them to Sweden in fishing boats.
    Very few Jews, know the story of how all 50,000 Bulgarian Jews were saved. Not a single Bulgarian Jew was deported to the death camps, due to the heroism of many Bulgarians of every walk of life, up to and including the King and the Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
    In 1999, Abraham Foxman, the National Director of the Anti Defamation League flew with a delegation to Sophia to meet the Bulgarian Prime Minister. He gave the Prime Minister the first Bulgarian language copy of a remarkable book, "Beyond Hitler's Grasp," written in 1998, by Michael Bar Oar (Bar-Zohar) , a professor at Emory University . (A Bulgarian Jew who had migrated to Israel and then to the USA ).
    This book documents the rescue effort in detail. The ADL paid for and shipped 30,000 copies to Bulgaria , so that the population could partake in the joy of learning about this heroic facet of their history.
    This story is clearly the last great secret of the Holocaust era. The story was buried by the Bulgarian Communists, until their downfall in 1991. All records were sealed, since they didn't wish to glorify the King, or the Church, or the non Communist parliamentarians, who at great personal risk, stood up to the Germans. And the Bulgarian Jewish Community, 45,000 of whom went to Israel after the War, were busy building new lives, and somehow the story remained untold.
    Bulgaria is a small country and at the outset of the War they had 8 million people. They aligned themselves with the Nazi's in hopes of recapturing Macedonia from Yugoslavia and Thrace from Greece . Both provinces were stripped from them, after W.W.I.  In late 1942 the Jews of Selonica were shipped north through Bulgaria, on the way to the death camps, in sealed box cars. The news of this inhumanity was a hot topic of conversation. Then, at the beginning of 1943, the pro Nazi Bulgarian government was informed that all 50,000 Bulgarian Jews would be deported in March. The Jews had been made to wear yellow stars and were highly visible.
    As the date for the deportation got closer, the agitation got greater. Forty-three ruling party members of Parliament walked out in protest. Newspapers denounced what was about to happen. In addition, the Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Archbishop Krill, threatened to lie down on the railroad tracks. Finally, King Boris III forbade the deportation. Since Bulgaria was an ally of Germany , and the Germans were stretched militarily, they had to wrestle with the problem of how much pressure they could afford to apply. They decided to pass.
    Several points are noteworthy. The Bulgarian Jews were relatively unreligious and did not stand apart from the local populace by virtue of garb, or rites. They were relatively poor by comparison to Jews in other countries, and they lived in integrated neighborhoods. Additionally, the Bulgarians had many minorities, Armenians, Turks, Greeks, and Gypsies, in addition to Jews.
    There was no concept of racism in that culture. The bottom line here is that Bulgarians saw Bulgarian-Jews as Bulgarians, and not as Jews. And, being a small country, like Denmark , where there was a closeness of community that is often missing in larger countries. So, here was a bright spot that we can point to as an example of what should have been.
    The most famous of those saved was a young graduate of the Bulgarian Military Academy . When he arrived in Israel , he changed his name to Moshe Dayan.....

Trump Pivoting Away From Tabloid-Style Campaigning

By Michael Barone

 Donald Trump is the latest proof that the campaign always reflects the candidate and that the candidate is a product of his experience over the years. So, as Trump, after clinching the Republican nomination, reshuffles and rejiggers a campaign that has fallen behind Hillary Clinton, it's instructive to look at his political ground zero.

That would be New York and its tabloid politics. I first encountered this in summer 1961, on a family vacation to New York City. As a teenager I was allowed to travel on the subway (15 cent fare, a dollar gets you six tokens and a dime change) and arrange my own meals (a pizza slice -- exotic food back home -- for a quarter).

That was the summer of the primary between two-term Mayor Robert Wagner and a challenger supported by bosses who had backed Wagner twice before. You could watch the campaign in the headlines of the tabloid newspapers on the kiosks outside subway stations.

In those days, circulation of the easy-to-read-on-the-subway tabloids was "yuuuge": over 1 million for the Daily News and Daily Mirror, about 800,000 for the then-liberal New York Post. This was the media environment in which Donald Trump grew up.

Politics was part of the family business. His father, Fred Trump, was well-connected with machine Democrats in Brooklyn and Queens, which helped him get favorable zoning, land assembly and Mitchell-Lama subsidies for the giant apartment towers he built there.

The young Donald Trump was drawn to politics early on. At 19, he wangled a spot among the bigwigs at the ceremonies opening the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. In his 20s he capitalized on Trump contributions to the mayor and governor to make his first real estate deals in Manhattan.

In the years that followed he was an interested observer of New York's tabloid war campaigns. John Lindsay versus Nelson Rockefeller, Pat Moynihan versus Bella Abzug, Ed Koch versus Mario Cuomo, Al D'Amato versus Chuck Schumer: conflicts fought out in the morning and afternoon editions of the tabloids every day.

I remember watching David Garth, media consultant to Mayors John Lindsay, Edward Koch, Rudolph Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg, phoning tabloid reporters like Deborah Orin and TV anchormen like Gabe Pressman to feed them story lines and suggest headlines for their next edition or broadcast.

Sensational headlines were especially effective, dominating the front pages visible on kiosk stands. The Daily News' "FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD!" helped Jimmy Carter carry New York in 1976. The New York Post's 1983 classic "HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR" epitomized the feeling that the city was being overwhelmed by violent crime.

It is commonly said that today's political campaigning, with blogs and Twitter feeds, with never-ending news cycles over every 24-hour period, is something entirely new. Well, up to a point.
3)If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck; There is a very high probability that he is a duck!

This was sent to Mike Gallagher, the 8th most recognized talk radio personality, in the U.S.A., he is heard  by over 2.25 million listeners weekly, and he posted same.  "Obama: It was You."
President Obama: This is why you didn't go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists:
 It was you who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner - "I am one of you."
 It was you who on ABC News referenced - "My Muslim faith."
*  It was you who gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
*  It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict- "I will stand with the Muslims."

*  It was you OBAMA who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that -

 "I am a Muslim."
*  It was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
*  It was you who sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
*  It was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
*  It was you who purposefully omitted - "endowed by our Creator " - from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
*  It was you who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ's Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the 'HOLY' Qur’an.
*  It was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America.
*  It was you who instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
*  It was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.
*  It was you who ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ  BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrastyou have NEVER requested the mosques you have visited to adjust their decor.
*  It was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
*  It was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
*  It was you who said that NASA's "foremost mission" was an outreach to Muslim communities.
 It was you who as an Illinois Senator was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
*  It was you who were the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the White House tree.
 It was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
 It was you who refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
 It is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
*  It was you who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.
*  It was you who funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas.
*  It was you who ordered the United States Postal Service to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.
 It was you who directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help "empower" the British Muslim community.
*  It was you who funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.
*  It is you who follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.
*  It is you who departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal White House religious events.
 It was you who was uncharacteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, formerly America's strongest ally  in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.
 It was you who appointed your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian, who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.
*  It was you who said this country is not a Christian nation.
After all of this the Democrats think he wasn't a DUCK!

It was you OBAMA yourself who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister

that -  "I am a Muslim."
4)Hi Dick,

What a day. What a surprise. Huge impact on us in the little UK for many years to come. We are expecting a hard ride with the financial instability for a while, even a couple of years, then we will find our feet. It is the unknown really.

We voted to leave the EU, along with 60% of our neighbours locally. There was a big turn out. 72% to vote and everyone was engaged in discussions etc. Not sure how Obama,s intervention was received, we think he was put up to say that by our PM. We thought it would be a close call with the 'remains' just edging it but we were wrong. We are tired from watching all the TV coverage actually. 

It could split Europe we think, certainly Scotland have been vocal this morning about asking for another referendum (probably at our expense because they have little money up there). 
We hope to build up good trade links with the likes of USA, Australia, Canada, Europe, Asia on our terms rather than have to negotiate through Brussels all the time. The regulations and laws that have been imposed on us in the recent past by EU have gotten stupid, having said that worker's rights directives etc. were good, although cumbersome for businesses to implement.

We are in a different place than 50 odd years ago and the World is moving so fast. We think we have a strong enough economy to stand on our own two feet. 

Cameron has agreed to leave as PM by October which is sensible and expected.
We are risk takers and ready for the ride!

Must go as guests are due any time soon.

xx H----