‘Brexit’ bears too much resemblance to the ‘Arab Spring’ - and unfortunately – this is not meant in a good way. In fact, in terms of both pretext and the handling of the surprising outcome, there is just so much in common, that one can’t but fear that the same disastrous aftermath of the 2011 Arab revolutions will - inevitably - also be replicated in Europe.
Protesters in 2011 demanding Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak leaves (L) and a campaigner for the Leave Campaign protesting in London's Hyde Park earlier this month (AFP)
Voters actually believed that by simply leaving the EU, Britain will magically become great again… just like the Muslim Brotherhood sought to convince frustrated Egyptians that “Islam is the solutionFaisal J. Abbas
The UK’s Labour Party is having its own Middle East moment, with leader Jeremy Corbyn refusing to step down, despite facing votes of no confidence from his own back-benchersFaisal J. Abbas