UK citizens in a non-binding national referendum voted to leave the European Union (EU) trading bloc. Reasons likely vary from voter to voter, but two main constituencies seemed to propel the leave vote: rural/industrial working-class voters who feel economically left behind and are spurred on by a nationalistic desire to control immigration and take back power from perceived “appointed EU bureaucrats,” along with older pensioners fueled by a yearning for the old days of a more powerful and sovereign UK.

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