Letters to the Editor

All Points: Brexit favors Trump?

A man browses through newspapers outside a kiosk in Athens, on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Britain and the EU haven't even begun divorce talks but they are already bickering, as political and economic shockwaves from the British vote spread around the world.
A man browses through newspapers outside a kiosk in Athens, on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Britain and the EU haven't even begun divorce talks but they are already bickering, as political and economic shockwaves from the British vote spread around the world. AP

British voters ignored warnings about dire consequences and shocked their nation’s political system by voting to pull out of the European Union, the so-called “Brexit” referendum.

The buildup to the British vote showed elements of the same feelings that have pulled U.S. voters to Donald Trump — a populist “put citizens first” attitude, fear-mongering, hostility toward political elites, a surge in nationalism and a backlash against immigration.

Is Brexit a preview of what’s coming to the United States in November?

Will an angry electorate propel Trump to victory?

Send no more than 150 words with your name, home address and telephone number to letters@star-telegram.com. Deadline is Wednesday for publication on Monday.

  Comments