Also: YouTube TV, Big Brother
Britain Leaves Union (Headlines)
Britain voted to leave the European Union (or EU) yesterday as a result of decades of being exempt from major EU decisions and policies. The world it seems has delved into a small period of chaos, as a result, but we’ll talk more on that later. First, the vote prompted the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, to leave his office, after an extremely close vote of 52% to 48%. In fact, since most of the people who voted to stay in the EU were actually citizens of Scotland, there is now word of a possible split from the UK to stay a part of the organization.
This means that Scotland would no longer be part of the UK, and would be a separate nation. Northern Ireland (part of the UK), as well, is also calling for a referendum, to see if it can join the rest of Ireland, which is still a member state of the EU and is not part of the UK. In addition, the secretary general off NATO noted that, even though England voted to leave the union, they would stay strong allies via NATO, and there hopefully wouldn’t be too much salt in the water. There are definitely going to be a lot of boarder changes coming soon, as the UK, which was once four major territories, is now being cut down to two, England and Wales. (CNN)
Big Brother (Entertainment)
As a side note, on Wednesday and Thursday, Big Brother’s new season began, this time with three twists right off the bat in the first two episodes. I won’t go in deep into what the twists actually are, but it definitely didn’t take long for alliances to form, enemies to be made, and one houseguest to already be out the door. Three twists shocked the contestants, and rocked the game, a “head of household” was crowned, and two nominees were selected for potential eviction from the house next week. For more information on the show, you can check out the official page for it on cbs.com.
America Reacts to Brexit (Politics)
Brexit however, didn’t just affect the politics of the UK, as it is now being used as a sort of weapon by the candidates for presidency to further their campaigns. Obviously, leaving the EU has prompted Donald Trump, Republican candidate, to make comments pertaining to independence. Trump, who up to this point has been proactive in his promises, hails the nation for finally ditching their alliance of sorts in hopes of growing and thriving to become more powerful than before. He says that they made the right decision, as more recently, the UK has also had troubles with boarder control, similar, but far less extreme than problems the US is currently facing. In addition, the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, also had some comments to make on the issue, much different from Trumps. She, much like Trump, is using the incident to push her campaign, but in the name of unity. She says that she will be a strong leader that will keep the US united, much unlike the way that the Brexit vote turned out, with a separation, and many talks of further division amidst the British Isles. She says that she still respects the decision the people of the UK have made, however, she is still firm on her passion that she will be a great leader. Her first goal is to make sure that the economic uncertainties caused by the event does not affect America, but more on that after this side note. (USA Today, CNN)
YouTube TV (Side Note)
As a side note, YouTube recently announced at the Vidcon Convention a few days ago, that it would be producing a big ticket production of Step Up, based upon the move of the same name that will be aired as a television show on their pay-for-play YouTube Red service. It has yet to be released, and not many other details have been released. I’ve personally always been a bit skeptical of the quality of YouTube Red, however, with big time producer Lionsgate helping to create ten episodes of the series, we’ll all have to wait to see how it turns out.
Market Crash, Brexit (Business)
As a result of the Brexit decision, many local and world markets with relations to the island have recently begun to see huge falls in stock prices and experience the downturns since the decision was made. In total, global markets lost about 2 trillion dollars in value! Nearly every market in the world has gone down, some even seeing a downturn of 3%, such as those found on Wall Street. The values of currency’s everywhere, such as the Pound, Euro, Yen, and even the Doller to a degree, are also seeing massive loses in their value, at a global scale. It is predicted that there will be a quick recovery from this downturn, as many markets are already coming back from their losses, but we’ll have to wait a few days before we can know for sure. (Reuters)
Thanks for reading todays issue. This was my first major headline with this publication, so there’s not much else I could talk about besides Brexit. If you enjoyed, or were informed, please leave a comment or like, and once again, I’ll see you tomorrow.
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