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I woke up this morning to news about the vote in favour of #Brexit. I know some of you have been pre-occupied with more important things, so I have decided to put together a simple guide as to how it impacts YOUR life:

How does it affect Non-British Nigerians?
1. The Pounds will crash, albeit temporarily. So go and buy cheap Pounds from your mallam this morning. Look him straight in the eye and shine your teeth. No more 500 naira to 1 pound, oga mallam.

2. Champions League will still be intact. No need to worry guys, Tuesday and Wednesday nights still dey kampe.

3. You will still be faced with the same rigorous visa and immigration process to enter England, and to enter Europe. Price of fish and garri, the same. Transport fare, the same. So no movement here.

How does it affect British Nigerians?
1. To the British Nigerians, SORRY OH! You can’t just breeze in and out of Paris, Rome and Madrid anymore. VFS tings are loading for you lot. So start getting ready to apply for Schengen visa like the masses dem. Don’t worry, I know a good wait-and-get passport photographer in front of French embassy. The man works sharp-sharp 😀

Just kidding, except something else changes, you will still be able to visit EU countries freely, though, if you intend to emigrate, post-Brexit, the rules will change.

2. Your Pounds sterling will become weaker and weaker. It’s not every time, splurge. No more flexing up-an-dan.

3. I can only imagine that there will be a lot more anti-immigration tension. British muslims- and possibly to a lesser extent, British Nigerians- will bear a significant brunt of a more charged-up political environment. Sorry oh, but it will pass with time. Simply endure small.

How does this affect the everyday Brit?
1. David Cameron has to go. This was basically a well-oiled and orchestrated plot to take him down, and he was simply unable to rally his country around his political beliefs. He failed. He did not play his politics well. He had the numbers to win this vote, but he is not a gifted politician and could not whip up the required sentiments to pull through. Nigel Farage out-did him. So as the French and Nigerians will collectively say, “Au Revoir, Monsieur Fantastically Corrupt Cameron”.

2. Calm down, guys. #Brexit does not literally mean that the UK will pack their collective bags and leave the EU. To where please?

3. In spite of all the fear-mongering tactics deployed by the #Remain and #Leave constituencies, not much will change. Britain’s economic interests actually supersede all political considerations. They opted to join the EU because of its economic benefits, so I would argue that they will remain with one leg in, despite the hoopla surrounding yesterday’s vote. European countries are their primary trading partners, and I do not anticipate that there will be a catastrophic change in the free movement of goods and services between the UK and the EU. So calm down guys, French wine will still be accessible to the Brits, and English tomatoes will find its way to German restaurants with ease. Free movement of persons however, is an entirely different story. For me, my instincts are telling me that your politicians pounced on your insecurities after the incidents in Paris and Brussels, and also on maybe a deep-rooted fear in the minds of middle/old-aged white brits that they would become an extinct species in 20 years. They deployed race-baiting tactics to whip up sentiments in favour of #Brexit, but hey, in politics, all weapons are allowed.

4. You guys in England need to be a bit more politically savvy. You lot are too gullible. You were all being used as pawns by politicians to propagate their own agenda, and you played into their hands. Like I said, this was always primarily going to be a referendum on Cameron’s leadership. His enemies probably smelt blood after the close Scottish referendum, and they pounced, like hyenas do. Nothing new here. But you, the people, sigh…

And finally, THE REST OF THE WORLD:
Relax. It does not affect you much. But more importantly, we are all witnessing a fascinating and entertaining trend here. “Let’s Make America Great Again”, “Let’s Make England Great Again” etc, etc. This, my friends, is political theatre at its finest. Do not allow yourselves to get dragged into fearing for your lives or the lives of your unborn generations. Either you Keep Calm and Enjoy the political theatrics, Or Keep Calm and Participate.

As for me, I am here, sipping tea and flipping through the news channels. Needless to say, I am thoroughly entertained. More of this please!

Biola Olayinka Pedro is a Transactions Lawyer and Construction Entrepreneur. He can be reached via his twitter handle @biolapedro

66 Comments

  1. Lipglossmaffia

    June 24, 2016 at 9:47 am

    I was sipping tea while reading this…Yes this whole brouhaha is very very entertaining.

  2. U.E

    June 24, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I just hate that ‘You Lot’ phrase or thing.

    • Bodunade

      June 24, 2016 at 10:03 am

      The way you lot throw the word ‘hate’ around… Very strong word.

    • Julia

      June 24, 2016 at 10:20 am

      It’s so inappropriate

    • Nahum

      June 24, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      Africans for Britain contributed to this mess. Africans for Trump are rallying themselves to contribute to America’s mess.

  3. ICARELESS

    June 24, 2016 at 9:55 am

    SIMPLEST WAY FOR ANYONE TO UNDERSTAND

  4. Mr Streetz

    June 24, 2016 at 10:03 am

    The decline you’re expecting in the black market may not play out that quickly. Prior to today, GBP/USD was 1.5. If USD in black market yesterday was 340 then pounds should have been at 510. But instead, pounds was at 460. If GBP has today weakened against the dollar to 1.35 or even 1.4, and black market dollars is still at 340, then you should be buying pounds at 459-476 levels, which is where black market for pounds already is. What’s my point – the black market for pounds in Nigeria, given where the dollar is at, already priced in a Brexit! If your transactions are in the interbank market, with dollars at say 285, you should be buying pounds from the banks at 385-399 levels, and not the 420-440 levels the banks have been dealing at all week.

    Best,

    Mr Streetz
    economicsforthestreetz.wordpress.com/

  5. Shola

    June 24, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Wait, you clearly have not lived in the UK for more than 5 years. You clearly have no understanding of the current housing,employment and living standards affecting the country. Kindly refrain from such statemets as ‘You guys in England need to be a bit more politically savvy. You lot are too gullible’ So condescending..
    Please do your research properly before you propel this information.. Exit out of the EU was focused on putting a quota and structure on EU immigrant workers. No getting rid of ‘foreigners; 15 years ago the British IT and Engineering sector had heavily employed candidates from Africa and India, Now, that has stopped as they have to give priority over to EU candidates. Also immigrants have a big percentage of the labor work force in the UK so they are very much needed. Next time you visit a NHS hospital you can clearly see for yourself. Observing politics from another land stops you from knowing the true impact of what is going on in someone else country..

    • Maiden

      June 24, 2016 at 10:11 am

      How does a country vote against its interest? They were out manouvered! and the Media, chasing ratings, did not help matters!

      my take is that the writer thinks Brexit will not affect him. He obviously does not care, because he finds it amusing. For me, I find it amusing too, because the reality is that even people in the U.K will not be as affected by this thing. Switzerland is not a member of the EU, it is not the end of the world there. So I doubt much would change in England

    • lola

      June 24, 2016 at 10:47 am

      ‘even people in the U.K will not be as affected by this thing’ lmaoooo are you joking
      you are at a huge loss as a wealthy or middle class brit, as an eu citizen, as a really poor brit (duh). At an advantage if non-eu or british investor or jobseeker.

    • kila

      June 24, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Don’t mind him, very condescending and ill informed. What we non EU migrants face here is unfair. We pay for NHS, we are not given priority for jobs and we are taxed heavily in the form of exhorbitant visa fees to live as legal immigrants. I think this brexit offers potential immigrants equal opportunity, not bases on EU or no EU membership, author, do your research before writing such article

    • Nahum

      June 24, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      It does not offer you anything!! You Africans have been deceived. The fascists have used you gullible immigrants to achieve their goal. They will not reward you for a job well done. They will put even greater restrictions on you black and brown immigrants because you guys are the true undesirables. They will favor migration from China, Australia, US, Canada and New Zealand. Y’all have been deceived big time. But this has happened because you guys refused to pick up your history books and read. This is history repeating itself. Well done for voting in the fascists!!! ??????

    • Julia

      June 24, 2016 at 10:23 am

      The writer is clearly clueless, if anything he’s the gullible one. I’m not sure why Bellanaija approved this post. So rude and unbelievably condescending

    • mylady

      June 24, 2016 at 10:53 am

      they dont undertand. but the write is somewhat accurate in his analysis . black people wont do research but because my pastor is voting remain the whole church will vote remain lol this is more than immigrationnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. your children’s future are actually safer now. it has nothing to do with you being black and no nothing to do with putting you on a ship back to thy kingdom come.

    • Nahum

      June 24, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Wow!!! We Africans have failed ourselves by refusing to educate ourselves. Immigrants voting against immigration. Shame on all of you!!!

    • Lala

      June 24, 2016 at 11:13 am

      @Shola, l read through his hurriedly put together condescending shamble of a write up and Imdid not bother responding to him. No data, no statistics, just utter bullocks. You could not have put it any better.
      Nigerians in this country are in the city, in technology, in nursing. Nigerians have some of the best jobs in this country. Most of the Nogerian professionals around me are eating in excess of £50,000 per annum in the city, in the NHS, etc. Many of their children are in private education and they have one or more properties.

    • me

      June 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      Shola,

      @Shola, thank you for telling whoever wrote this Brexit epistle – has no idea of what is really going on. let us see how the employment market will favour Africans, since we have been brushed aside due to EU migrant control.

    • Observer

      June 24, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      As in a lot of stupid people thinking they know more than those who live in the UK because they have read a few lines on the internet. Silly and ridiculous armchair analysis that means absolute zilch! Mtshewww!

  6. mami

    June 24, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Pls who has called mallam today……what’s the rate….let us know biko….summer shopping loading

    • Shawls

      June 24, 2016 at 10:17 am

      My sister, biko I hear it is 390 now. Make I go pack all my conse to change. Or maybe I should wait till evening, it might have fallen to 300 then ?

  7. loool

    June 24, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I actually found it funny, haha

  8. UGO

    June 24, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I am sorry but this your analysis isn’t well done. If you keep up with the various arguments being made, there is no way the UK can be allowed by the EU to choose a half and half rule. You can’t reject free movement of people and want free movement of goods and businesses, It’s going to be a tough negotiation for the UK and they would have to offer something extremely good to be able to get such a deal. Moreover there is also the issue of the EU setting an example to other members of the union. If they show that it’s ok to leave and still retain some of the benefits of being a member, then many of its members would not see the necessity of the union anymore.

    • Dami

      June 24, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Are you minding the clearly clueless writer? Lol

    • Miss jay

      June 24, 2016 at 11:46 am

      It’s sad how the writer is really misinformed….

    • Shola

      June 24, 2016 at 10:54 am

      @UGO dear, The UK contributes to 45% off the EU’s tourism. Believe me, they will be travelling freely:-) Extremely freely.The Eurostar route from London to Paris, contributes 20million pounds into the French economy.

    • Lala

      June 24, 2016 at 11:26 am

      @Shola, bless you. I notice that the majority of people just typing don’t really know what they are talking about. Do you you know that if EU pensioners pull their money out of the Spanish holiday property market, bearing in mind that Spanish banks are still receiving bailout funds from the EU, that Spain will slip back into a recession. Spanish holiday market without the UK holidaymakers is dead meat. Other than Germany and France, how many EU member countries can put the sort of money Mark CArney, UK’s central bank governor has put aside to pump into the economy through the banks? Greece is surviving at least with British holiday makers. You will see that, any deal within the remaining 27 nationals amongst themselves will become very feisty. All 27 of them have to agree on things and Poland will veto many things. About 1 million poles living and working in the UK. When other EU countries threatened the UK, the Poles never did, because they know the consequences to the Polish economy. There will be a lot of self interest as the remaining 27 member states meet and plan future relations with Britain. Expect Poland and Spain to veto a lot f things, they just have too much to loose. Forgive my avatar change, I previously entered my email wrongly.

    • Sigh

      June 24, 2016 at 11:50 am

      @Lala You are also part of the majority that do not know what they are typing, albeit you made some smart points here and there. What do you know about the Spanish recession? Spain won’t slip back into recession based on tourism as you so say from the UK LOL

      Spanish holiday market is not dead meat without the UK please, don’t ever say that again, in public. The UK holiday makers (you make them seem like billionaires) will spend about the same amount other EU nationals spend on average in Spain, even less as the Russians and Scandis are taking over the tourism market in Spain.
      Every one loves a great bargain regardless!…
      You are smart but please don’t speak so confidently on things you are not entirely sure about. ‘Spanish recession’ haha

    • Shola

      June 24, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      @Sigh…honestly @lala is right. Russia and the Scandinavian countries make up the long haul holidays, i.e two week breaks. However the UK still have the highest percentage for tourism in that country. With the average visiting Spain 3x a year.

    • Dual nationality

      June 27, 2016 at 12:07 am

      Thank you! I’ve preached this fact to so many people. In fact if they don’t negotiate free movement all they will agree on is a simple 90day wavier’s that last 2 years cost about £18 and can be applied and granted in the seconds. None of that visa rubbish.

    • JustSaying

      June 24, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      EU will do this to Britain blah blah blah blah blah. They cant do shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit – You know why – cos 5-10yrs from now there will be NO EU anymore.

      Once again BRITAIN saves the day (as they did in the past) because now France, Holland, Italy etc are all pushing for a referendum to Exit. So what you are saying is and will be redundant.

  9. Wake up and smell the coffee

    June 24, 2016 at 10:40 am

    If you think you ‘non EU migrants’ will have equal opportunities as ‘EU migrants’ due to Brexit, LOL you really are lost in the sauce I am afraid. We forget that racism still exists in the world we live in and no matter what, RACISM will still have the upper hand unfortunately. Immigration is not the ONLY issue here, just the surface! There is more to BREXIT than immigration and it’s just sad to see that the UK has decided to exit the EU.

    It’s downhill from here people, you gave them the power to manipulate your thoughts basking in the glory that “non EU immigrants will have equal opportunities” but there’s more to this than meets the eye.

    • No coffee

      June 24, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      Racism is over rated, yes it is, anyone can be rasict either black or white. The determing factor is who has the power. Between not everyone is a racist so there is no coffee to smell.

  10. Prince

    June 24, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Pounds have really crashed. I can’t believe this is happening.

    • Shola

      June 24, 2016 at 11:25 am

      @Prince, they have gone back up again. Its called the British Pounds for a reason.
      lool

    • Lala

      June 24, 2016 at 11:30 am

      @Shola, people don’t know that the stock market is simply sophisticated gambling to put it nicely. People are complaining here about pound falling, that is people making money, buying and selling currency and making serious profits.

  11. @edDREAMZ

    June 24, 2016 at 11:27 am

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Nna it means nothing…
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  12. Miss jay

    June 24, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Firstly there is going to be at least 2years negotiation for us to exit the EU! This means we will discuss our terms! As much as we are not going to be part of the EU, they need Great Britain and we need them too! Secondly I doubt I will need a visa to “breeze in and out of Paris” as we are still part of the EEA! I just can’t live or work in the EU willynilly. (I mean if I can travel to Dubai for 30days without a visa, why do u think I will travel to France and need 1? Pls let’s be informed) Also, Nigerians excited about the lower exchange rate need to realise that this is short term due to the current market shock causing instability… So pls enjoy it while it lasts. As a British Nigerian, yes I am quite upside with the Brexit but I would like to properly EDUCATE ppl on the outcome.

    • Miss jay

      June 24, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Upset*

  13. Miss jay

    June 24, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Bellanaija I’m really disappointed that any “writer” whether educated or not can post on your website! Pls, this post is really really uneducated…

    • Fido dido

      June 24, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Ok, chi and miss jay, if the writer is misinformed and condescending. Oya, enlighten us how it affect the mama put woman or the UK student. In fact, enlighten us on how it affects the everyday UK resident

    • Miss Jay

      June 24, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Hello Fido…I do not know how this will affect a “Mama Put”…. However the UK will leave the EU following proper NEGOTIATIONS!….this is predicted to be 2020! If u want well and informed information on this pls visit : parliament.uk/eu-referendum
      This is by the British Parliament so I guess it is RELIABLE! It has the effects there.
      Enjoy!

  14. Sigh

    June 24, 2016 at 11:53 am

    One more thing, this post was more on the ‘humoristic’ side than stating facts, people need to relax.

  15. Sugar

    June 24, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Thank you very much indeed BN. I’ve been so confused about the Brexit saga . Thanks for simply breaking out down with its implications. So much financial jargon it still didn’t make much sense after I read about it on dailymail. Oh dear Mr Cameron!

  16. Chi

    June 24, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Clearly the writer has no clue what the issues are- he thinks this is a comedy show

    Ignorant + condescending write up

  17. Babym

    June 24, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Na WA for u ppl o, where is ur sense of humor????? I laughed so hard when I read this very humourous lighthearted article . I don’t know why you guys r getting all hot and bothered lol

    • aj

      June 25, 2016 at 3:48 am

      tell me about it…it took me less than 5 seconds to know it was written for laughs!

  18. Felinda

    June 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Lala Lala Lala by BN friend where at thou 🙂 – come lets gist , Congratulations to all British, Well done. Now Frexit, Hexit, Swexit, Grexit to follow –

    Don’t blame Britain for coming out, blame Merkel and the Brussels Bureaucrats and above all the Corporate Lobbyist who left a bad taste in the mouths of most British.. We need accountability as to where the 34 million pounds per day is spent on. Yes the pound is tumbling now as expected with any change,

    Change is Hard At First
    Messy in the Middle
    And Gorgeous at the end

    Five years from now you will all see we made a great choice (just like Swiss and Norway did)- the stock market looks bad now but i have no doubt it will get better with time. this exit is a 2 yr process,

    In the mean time stop giving aid to those foolish idiots who come to work in UK with their kids living in their home EU countries yet still claiming child benefit in UK for those kids. That as a well as the Brussels Corporate Lobbyist and corrupt bureaucrats in Brussels was my main reason for voting Leave. I am African I am Black and africans need to stop making this about just race or immigration or whatever . any intelligent person who has an iq higher than a 5th grader should understand this is way deeper than just immigration. My cousin whom i had a huge debate with yesterday talking about “I am dissapointed in you that as a minority and african in UK you will support Brexit” – ofcouse that was a dumb statement so i gave it to him well. . Its not about race.

    ps: at least now when Nigerians (Oh Phillipines or Cubans etc) clear all their life savings to school here eg nursing , doctor etc , hopefully they home-office can give them a year or two to train and gain some experience instead of being kicked out just cos some non English speaking EU person has to come in instead. Lets do like the Australians, Canadians, Norway and Swiss do. We will be fine. I have no doubt. I want my OLD BRITAIN (before EU) back

    • Sigh

      June 24, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      @Felinda “Don’t make it about race” yet you say “hopefully they home-office can give them a year or two to train and gain some experience instead of being kicked out just cos some non English speaking EU person has to come in instead” you are contradicting yourself.

      It’s about race, immigration and so much more. I am afraid to spill it to you BUT the reality is your skin colour sadly will always be a factor to consider. Talking about “non English speaking EU nationals” like they are not equally qualified as other nationalities.

      You are also discriminating them because they did not choose to be superior, we just live in a sad world where race is one of the factors in determining your status.

      No, Africans won’t benefit from Brexit, not today not ever. Just have your money and watch them fall at your feet as it has always been. Money is the ruling factor here, you will not be considered equal to other EU nationals. THIS IS THE REALITY!

      Enough of these fantasies you are creating in your head. BREXIT wasn’t done to favour you ‘minorities’ aka Africans, Blacks, Indians etc. easy as ABC.

      The UK has spoken although in disguise. People need to see the bigger picture. Sad day for all.

    • Mr. Egghead

      June 24, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      @Felinda, why are you mentioning Norway? They have abide by the EU regulations and standards in order to access the European free market. They contribute to the EU. 75% of EU legislation is incorporated into Norwegian law. You can read up the op-ed of the former Norwegian foreign minister to fact-check my claims.
      If Britain wants access to the market, they have to obey EU law. However, now they won’t even get a say in the laws that shape their markets. BNParibas and JPMorgan are already planning on relocating
      There are no two ways about this result: either the EU disintegrates or the UK falls apart. No ifs or maybes
      I get the feel that many Brexiters are just people who are disgusted at the fact that the polish guy gets to share their NHS or that the lithuanian is given preference in the job market.
      Let’s see if Nigel Farage and BoJo will finally give the NHS that 350 million GBP/week they have been mouthing.

    • missnk

      June 24, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      he has already said on national tv that he cannot guarantee that £350M will go into the NHS. Old Sally expecting a hip replacement will be disappointed

    • Observer

      June 24, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      I find you very annoying and your posts are always full of grammatical mistakes. Its not by force to comment.

    • Observer

      June 24, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      @ Felinda

  19. Felinda

    June 24, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Biola The post is quite humorous – i like it 🙂 🙂 🙂

    it shall be well

  20. Felinda

    June 24, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    The MAJORITY British ARE HIGHLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE – and that is all that matters. We will all works towards it.

    Eff what everybody else thinks. The MAJORITY have spoken, Deal with it

    • hmmm

      June 24, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      “hopefully they home-office can give them a year or two to train and gain some experience
      instead of being kicked out ”

      You must be in cloud nine. You think they really care much for Africans in the UK? hehehe. Just like i mentioned on the other post, all those that think things like Post study work permit will be coming back for non-EU are on a loooong thing. The story has just started. As a black, whether you realize it or not, truth is you cant be more British than the British. Nuff said.

  21. Felinda

    June 24, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Oh please let us rest and have peace and enjoy our new found independence
    When Britain Decided NOT to join EURO (currency) many years ago – you would think the world was coming to an end. Same ole pessimistic self proclaimed economist who can predict the future told us it was the biggest mistake we will ever make – yet the pound went up and up and up against any currency in the world (and so shall it be again 3-5 yrs from now after we finish all our global trade deals)

  22. JustSaying

    June 24, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    You sour loosers can always sign a petition maybe we can go 2nd round. 🙂
    I hear there is some petition going around – try to look for it and sign it.

    🙂

  23. AB

    June 24, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    @Nahum ‘immigrants voting against immigrants’ thank you very much for that statement! I just laugh at them. People truly are not seeing the bigger picture and I couldn’t agree more with this writer, a select few of the political elite have sat down and thought nah, this aint working lets sell this dream to the masses and ofcourse some bought into it. And @ Felinda the leave campaign primarily made it about immigration and I believe that was the driving factor for the leave voters #fact! all you needed to see was the disgusting poster with immigrants all lined up and Nigel Farage in front grinning with no shame and those are the kind of people who’s judgement on leaving you believe in? all they need is a ticket to get everybody in and then they will strike. Dont worry immigration rules will become tougher now, Morgan chase is already moving workers out of London, Euro head quarters stationed in London might also move–isnt that jobs going too? UK will need to negotiate robustly or they will not get much I tell you now. Its worse still the Scottish people are demanding another referendum..they leave and what exactly is left of UK? Northern Ireland too might want out (Lool cause the voted overwhelmingly to remain)They cannot have the same negotiating power as those in nah..how?..we shall keep watching..pray you don’t own a business in UK where people are not ready to work the unsociable hours like the Europeans do and get ready to pay as an employer through your nose for their work . Yes UK might still be able to trade under the single market but i doubt trade will be cheap as it is now in the EU, like someone said why would the EU make it easy for them anyway? That will be more incentive for the other to leave too. I will just wait and watch…I’m literally ready to relocate for a minute to be honest! Truth is the British people are like their weather, never predictable and time will tell….We can all wait on it!

  24. Felinda

    June 24, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    What Happens Next You Ask
    What does it mean? Well here is an article by one of my favorite american – who tells nothign but the truth – Dr Paul Craig Roberts (llook him up on youtube and listen)

    Hopefully, a breakup of the EU and NATO and, thereby, the avoidance of World War III.
    The EU and NATO are evil institutions. These two institutions are mechanisms created by Washington in order to destroy the sovereignty of European peoples. These two institutions give Washington control over the Western world and serve both as cover and enabler of Washington’s aggression. Without the EU and NATO, Washington could not force Europe and the UK into conflict with Russia, and Washington could not have destroyed seven Muslim countries in 15 years without being isolated as a hated war criminal government, no member of whom could have travelled abroad without being arrested and put on trial.

    Clearly, the presstitute media lied about the polls in order to discourage the leave vote. But it did not work. The British people have always been the font of liberty. It was the the historic achievements of the British that transformed law into a shield of the people from a weapon in the hands of the state and gave accountable government to the world. The British, or a majority of them, understood that the EU is a dictatorial governing mechanism in which power is in the hands of unaccountable people and in which law can easily be used as a weapon in the hands of unaccountable government.

    The British people, or a majority of them, gave Washington the bird. But the fight is not over. Perhaps it hasn’t really yet begun. Here is what the British can likely expect: The Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, Bank of Japan, and George Soros will conspire to attack the British pound, driving it down and terrorizing the British economy. We will see who is the strongest: the will of the British people or the will of the CIA, the One Percent, and the EU and neocon nazis.

    he new British government should tell the EU that the British people’s decision is implemented now, not in two years and that all political and legal relationships terminated as of the vote. Otherwise, in two years the British will be so beat down by punishments and propaganda that their vote will be overturned.

    The British government should immediately announce the termination of its participation in Washington’s sanctions on Russia and hook its economy to the rising nations of Russia, China, India, and Iran. With this support, the British can survive the Washington led attack on their economy.

    my take::
    My fellow negros crack me up thinking this BREXIT was all about nothing else but Immigration. Think people – THINK !!!!!!!!! Take off your lil peanut african hat and for once try to see the BIG PICTURE – its wayyyyyyyyy bigger than you think – stop watching BBC and those lieing media. DONT FIGHT AMERICAN BATTLES ANYMORE – STOP BEING AMERICAN PUPPETS – THEY ASK YOU TO JUMP YOU ASK HOW HIGH.. THEY ASK YOU TO GO TO WAR WITH “THEIR ENEMY” YOU SAY YES – THEY ASK YOU TO PUT SANCTIONS ON THEIR ENEMY YOU SAY YES – kilode – you dont hav a backbone,, NOW THEY KEEP POKING THE RUSSIAN BEAR – YEARNING FOR WW3 – I wish for a Britain like Switzerland, always minding their business doing their own thing – no wahala. Lowest Unemployment in the WORLD, Highest Wages in the World. BE LIKE THE SWISS.

    • aj

      June 25, 2016 at 3:57 am

      It is apparent that you know how to read between the lines. You are smart…main media will never tell the truth. The rest of them are clueless.

  25. Onyie

    June 24, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Actually I love the writer’s take on this whole drama!!!
    Make America great again!
    Make Britain great again!
    There’s even one for making America white again!

    So interesting really.

    I think its hilarious that you Africans in the UK think you’ll be given equal or preferential treatment over EU migrants. Please use the sense that God blessed you with because that is so not going to happen be it with jobs or the NHS. In fact immigration laws are going to get worse and the Spaniards, Greeks, Germans etc will ALWAYS be given preference over we Africans over everything.

    I’ve read that Nick Farage has stated that he made a mistake with his NHS propaganda. Let the stories of we didn’t mean and didn’t say begin!!!

    I’ve read that Scotland is already preparing to go the referendum way again. There’s every indication that Northern Ireland may follow suit soon.

    There’s also a petition with over 100,000 signatures for a second referendum which means parliament will have to hold debates on the matter.

    Oh and the EU has given the UK two years to leave completely – no compromises, no favours. Leave means leave and there’s no cherry picking for them anymore.

    This play called “”making the UK great again”” is sure just beginning. Sit back and fasten your sit belts cause its definitely going to be a bumpy ride!

  26. concerned9a

    June 24, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    @felinda….nice conspiracy theory but the average Brit would never vote on what you stated…This particular referendum was based on immigration 100%…so was the last election and the one that gave Gordon Brown the boot..
    I do agree UKs aggro started with US enticing by blackmail participation in the 2nd Iraqi war fake report on weapons of mass destruction and free movement of all EU member citizens.
    Each war in the middle east affected UK more than others..7/11..killed whilst on holidays… .hols now restricted to Europe..
    For the average African and Asian immigrant cannot see where EU exit would benefit them. .was never on the agenda…or campaign manifesto…zilch! !

  27. Mark Kido

    June 24, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Completely disappointed in this piece. Are you thinking out loud or sharing FACTS cos there’s a big difference. You seem to be all over the place with this, with your factual evidence to corroborate with your viewpoint. Do you have a clue what writing encapsulates?. I put my name up so you know I’m totally sincere when I say this……………………….Please don’t write again! Mortified this is even on Bellanaija. Had much more regard for them than this!

  28. Starksy

    June 25, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Why do Nigerians in the UK always shamelessly defend the UK like its actually their own country? “you lot” are a bunch of sellouts and will always remain second class citizens over there no matter what u think or say. If u put as much effort into actually speaking for Nigeria the way you speak for the UK, maybe other countries might just see us in a positive way. “bunchofools

    • Dual nationality

      June 27, 2016 at 12:33 am

      How on earth is that possible when Nigerians are always doing shameless things in nigeria and abroad? All of you in nigeria should be the ones to show that the country is “great” which is a blatant line. Isn’t the economy and infrastructure in nigeria doing poorly? Nigerians living in nigeria love to throw around the second citizens card. I bet if you were offered it you’d come running. You’re just a pure hater!

    • Dual nationality

      June 27, 2016 at 12:33 am

      Lie*

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