The Brian Lehrer Show

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A British Goodbye?

Britons vote in a week whether to leave the E.U. ("Brexit") or to stay ("Remain"). John Cassidy, staff writer at the New Yorker, explains what's at stake for the countries involved, and the potential impact of Jo Cox's murder.

@BrianLehrer NYC-based Brit here (19 yrs). Just too depressing to see this isolationism & violence crossing the pond. Sad people & rhetoric.

— Eddie Brannan (@eddiebrannan) June 17, 2016

.@BrianLehrer Between Brexit and English football hooligans, I'm not feeling so bad about the present American political conflicts.

— Isabel (@MlleIsabelH) June 17, 2016

Britain's relationship to the EU is like NYC's to NY State - we put so much into it and don't get enough back, says caller David. #NYexit?

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) June 17, 2016

Dan in London predicts that the murder of Jo Cox will illuminate the fringe-far right elements of the Brexit

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) June 17, 2016


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