Tony Blair brought the Labour Party to the centre of the political spectrum and lied to commit war crimes in Iraq; the Conservative Party under David Cameron, in coalition with the Liberal Democrats, copied Blair’s tactics and then imposed austerity measures following the 2008 financial crisis. This left no real difference between the three biggest parties in the UK. It is under this political climate of no real choice for change that divisive and far-right figures emerged, such as Nigel Farage, whose exaggerated rhetoric would have been out of place in a normal healthy political landscape. Farage and the UK independence party instead threatened to hijack the Conservative Party's right wing voter base by actually offering some alternative opinion in scapegoating the EU for the country’s very home-grown issues, an opinion shared by many in the Conservative Party. Under this challenge to the Conservative Party David Cameron unleashed the Pandora Box of the Brexit referendum.
The vote for Britain to leave the EU was largely based upon a degradation in trust of the political classes, which, through further mishandling of the Brexit process, has led to the possible failure of a nation, a breakdown of democracy and a breakdown of trust in the democratic process. This pattern has occurred internationally however, as Europe, America, and Asia democracies have seen a trend toward political extremes, as voters have been betrayed, lied to and had their trust abused for so long that they have voted in protest or voted for the only true alternative, no matter how untrue the alternative may turn out to be. Brexit is now going ahead as it is being pushed by the same political class that are too spineless to admit their failings, not just regarding the Brexit referendum but all the lying, smearing and nationwide betrayal that led up to this point.
When political leaders are selected via elitism not talent, you get chaos: theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/28/political-leaders-elitism-eu-referedum
Brexit breaking point caused by a failure to reflect on Britain’s history: reaction.life/brexit-breaking-point-caused-failure-reflect-britains-history
HOW AUSTERITY, AND A COWARDLY RULING CLASS, BROUGHT ABOUT BREXIT: psmag.com/ideas/brexit-how-austerity-and-a-cowardly-ruling-class-brought-down-england
3 Reasons Brits Voted For Brexit - Political Elitism: forbes.com/sites/johnmauldin/2016/07/05/3-reasons-brits-voted-for-brexit/#e8fad651f9d6