The election of Donald Trump as President of the USA came as a shock to many in Europe irrespective of their own personal positions in domestic politics. Thus in the UK as many on the right of the political spectrum as on the left were and are concerned at the decision taken by the American electorate.
The media often mention the British Brexit referendum outcome almost at the same time as Donald Trump's election implying that the two events are in some way connected or at least of a similar trait. This in my view is quite inept.
The Brexit decision arose largely because of the distance felt between Brussels and many ordinary British people especially in the North of England compounded by the hugely expensive Brussels bureaucracy largely paid for by two countries namely Germany and the UK although France too is now making a smaller net payment.
Donald Trump was elected perhaps because of the effects of the very significant growth of Chinese influence in the world and the consequences being felt by many ordinary American workers. Personally I doubt that the new American president will prove very positive for the USA, whether for ordinary workers' incomes there or for that country in the world at large but we can but wait and see.
Brexit on the other hand gives rise to a rather different set of circumstances. Interestingly most (actually all!) catholic church priests and monks I have spoken seem to would prefer that the people in this country had not chosen Brexit.
My personal view on this however is that whether the UK remains part of the EU or reverts to its place in the world as an independent post-colonial country is not a matter for God's Law but rather the Law of Caesar. After all in old and new testament times man's world seems to have comprised many separate countries and the old testament illustrates that mankind's different languages and by implication, separate nations, have been with us for millennia - illustrated for example by The Tower of Babel (Genesis11:1-9).
Still I voted albeit reluctantly to Remain in the EU but now wonder whether the UK will ever actually leave.
Possibly another general election in this country would assist settling not only the EU membership question but also that of Scots' independence, once and for all.
Would the Labour Party be up for a general election at this time however?