Being a fast reader, I find it hard to watch longer videos, which unfold at the video’s speed, rather than mine. Occasionally, though, there’s a long video that’s so compelling I can’t take my eyes off of it. Yesterday, I watched one of those videos: Brexit: The Movie.
Clocking in at a little more than an hour and detailing every single reason the British should vote to leave the European Union, Brexit: The Movie should be the kind of video that makes your eyes glaze after five or ten minutes. This compelling video, though, is never dull or confusing. Instead, clearly and often amusingly, it walks the viewer through the EU’s labyrinthine bureaucracy, the fundamentally anti-Democratic nature of the EU, the damage the EU has done to the British economy, and the way economies can roar if freed from the EU’s bureaucratic rot.
An especially compelling segment graphically counts some of the seemingly innumerable regulations that govern every aspect of life in the European Union. Oh, and the video does all this with a lot of people strutting fantastic English accents from all regions and classes.
Regarding the economic points, the video is also an accessible primer about free trade versus government-controlled trade and damaging trade barriers. If a country’s people are freed to build lots of better mousetraps — whether we’re talking computers, toasters, steel, solar panels, cheese, or anything else — the world will beat a path to its door. Moreover, consumers at home and around the world will get the best quality everything for the lowest cost.
I urge you to carve out some time and then, armed with popcorn and a drink that makes you feel happy, settle down to enjoy Brexit: The Movie: