An exit from the EU frees British citizens from an undemocratic and unaccountable federal superstate that tramples on their rights. #Brexit— Jim DeMint (@JimDeMint) June 24, 2016
Brits vote to leave EU.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 24, 2016
Victory for sovereignty & borders. Defeat for globalism, one world government, the UN & all these damn refugees.
Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2016
The Trump tweet is particularly idiotic:
And Scotland wants the referendum in part because it wants to stay in the EU:
Scotland's government began moves Friday to hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. after the "Brexit" vote, saying it faced being taken out of the European Union against its will.I don't know how all this will affect the U.S. election. The average American is barely aware of what goes on overseas, unless there's a terrorist attack in a majority-white country, so this isn't visceral for most Americans. It's possible that whatever chaos ensues in the next few months is going to make more temperate American voters fearful of voting for a candidate who courts chaos here. But we'll see.
First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said officials would plan for a "highly likely" vote on separation from the rest of the U.K....
"We've got a united country in Scotland which wants to be part of Europe, and in the manifesto it said if Scotland was dragged out of Europe against the will of the Scottish people, then the Scottish Parliament should have the right to hold another independence referendum," said Sturgeon's predecessor, Alex Salmond.