by Atul Hatwal
Everything is different.
It’s not just the enormity of Britain deciding to leave the EU that is momentous or the inevitable installation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson but the nature of the campaign which led to this decision that leaves the political landscape utterly transformed.
British politics used to obey a simple rule. It used to be the economy stupid.
This vote was a straight contest of priorities for the public between immigration and the economy.
The public made a clear decision.
Underpinning that choice might be some nuance.
The manner in which claims of dire economic consequence from Brexit were disregarded highlights just how bad many Britons regard their current lot.
For this group, the transmission belt that connects the macro-economic with the kitchen table is evidently broken.