Now why would that be? Does she really care about freeing her subjects from the oppressive rule of a centralized and autocratic regimen?
And for that matter, why did Murdoch’s tabloid, the Sun, campaign in favour of Brexit? Or the Daily Telegraph and its owners the Barclay brothers?
At the very least, one can say this: there is a subset among global leaders (otherwise known as our dear elite warmongering looters) who wanted the UK to leave the EU, and made every effort in that direction. But how could that be? What profit could they earn from it? Accumulation of power and spoils should be congruent to increased centralization, not renegade nation-states.
A good answer is Thierry Meyssan’s intelligent take on it. Meyssan was the first journalist to break free from conspiracy theories on 911, and to describe the events of that day for what they are; he is also the only foreign correspondent to have covered the Syrian proxy war without ever leaving Damascus. This is what he says about Brexit: the queen and gentry are well aware of America’s decline, and wish to position themselves for the new multipolar world, in which China and Russia play a significant role. Because the EU (and ultimately NATO) are old-world structures, in which the US is dominant, the UK needs to realign itself. In order to become a major yuan trading hub, and not to suffer from America’s impositions on Russia, Brexit is the correct move.
Then there’s the second, more complete answer.
Now that the Lisbon treaty has been rammed down the people’s throat, the next critical step for EU planners is economic integration. That is, a European economic government, involving full debt mutualisation – i.e. Portuguese bonds should be guaranteed by Germany (and conversely) – i.e. they would be European bonds, not Portuguese or German titles. That’s what the Greek crisis failed to achieve. That’s also how the refugee threats (and deeds a few months later) didn’t succeed.
Economic integration was a major stepping stone in building the federal United States. It needs to be the next in building the EU superstate.
But if economic integration is to take place, it can only involve the common-currency zone. And if so, it means Great Britain can’t be part of it (for the time being).
And what do you know, that is exactly how the post-Brexit narrative is shaping itself.
In conclusion, and whatever opinion one comes to, one can only marvel at the symbolic coincidence of India and Pakistan both joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on the very day Britain votes to leave the EU.