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Why Brexit happened -- and what to do next | Alexander Betts

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We are embarrassingly unaware of how divided our societies are, and Brexit grew out of a deep, unexamined divide between those that fear globalization and those that embrace it, says social scientist Alexander Betts. How do we now address that fear as well as growing disillusionment with the political establishment, while refusing to give in to xenophobia and nationalism? Join Betts as he discusses four post-Brexit steps toward a more inclusive world. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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George Loucas (2 hours ago)
no to murderous new world order genocide, of each and every race , culture , tradition, history .. every place on earth the SAME ..that is not DIVERCITY enslaved gray zombies without identities is not progress ...racial hatred is not cool
Leonie Webb (1 day ago)
The problem with us British is that we had become too accepting and welcoming. This made us appear weak, ripe to be overthrown within our own borders. Brexit is the British people making a stand for freedom of thought, British traditions, British rule & interests, free market etc. Brexit was a defensive move to stand our ground against other aggressive nations, religion & migration. The world needs sovereign nations getting the best deal they can for their people on an international playing field.
Aaron Stevenson (1 day ago)
If it’s a shock, you shouldn’t have head your head in the sand. Edit: I made my first comment about 30sec in. I’m now 3min in and yeah, you’re not listening to the people. “What does it represent?”, “How do we respond?”
Coneman3 (1 day ago)
What a pillock! He needs to read more books. To paraphrase him..."We need to understand why poor and stupid people don't understand that they are better off with the status quo. That there is no other option than neoliberal economics, where bankers and big business screw us all." The arrogance, the belief that a better education is superior to life experience in assessing that life experience! That's willfull ingorance by an overeducated idiot. Yes, let's make the bankers mix with the underclass, the losers! That will sort it! A quick fact for you...9 out of 10 of the poorest parts in Europe are in.......guess which country?.......the United Kingdom! The country with the richest capital.
Mark Heithaus (11 days ago)
Nationalism saved Poland and the Polish culture and language. Nationalism saved Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Nationalism, for good or ill, is alive in Hungary and Ukraine. These countries are part of the EU not because they think post-nationally, but because they think nationally. They value the liberal, democratic pluralism of the west while being able to remain free countries not under the authoritarian left or right, and in particular not under Russia. Western Europe doesn't seem to get this. Rather, Western Europeans like him don't. Western Europeans like him have a more post-national mentality, almost wanting to punish or talk down to those who want strong, independent cooperative nations in the EU. Brexit is a sign of the UK waking up. Nationalism is not bad. AGGRESSIVE nationalism is.
Donz Backyard (12 days ago)
I am NOT a global citizen! I AM A FILIPINO! Democratic, Liberal inclusivity and access to internet potentially equalls less security and more hacking and scamming! Liberal inclusive globalization, equalls communism!
Gross Herman (13 days ago)
People in London are tolerant of immigrants simply because most people who live in London are themselves immigrants, its like asking Turkeys to vote on Christmas. Bloody fool.
Gross Herman (13 days ago)
There will be no room for or need for this guy in the new Britain, we want the brave, not cowards, we want the ‘Yes we can” not the ‘oooh it’s to difficult’ we want strong men and women, not feeble fools who are stupid enough to stay on a sinking EU ship. We want people who respect our Democracy, not those who would set it aside because they didn’t like the outcome. Finally, just because we want to leave the EU certainly doesn’t mean we are against globalism.in short, if you don’t like Britain fuc4 off and stop mincing on about things you know very little obout, work for example.
Studio7 uk (14 days ago)
Bell End
Spridgetmaster Kek (14 days ago)
5:25 id have never have guessed
Spridgetmaster Kek (14 days ago)
if you want to wright yourself into the future you should talk to real people
Insoft (14 days ago)
Brexit is for globalisation remain is for Europe only self elected The world trading freely with one another on arrangement that the people are happy with is the way forward not a EU were you have to meet there rules to trade and people have no say it’s up to the EU to decide that’s not a nice friendly world
Fave O. Ritt (15 days ago)
Why does this guy want to destroy Britain?
O (16 days ago)
Bit late
Sea shadowbanned N.Christopher (16 days ago)
Brexit Happened because U.N. AGENDA21/30- GLOBAL WARMING/climate nuts are insane, They were planning an Army, LEFTISTS, SOCIALISTS, DEMOCRATS And The E.U. Socialists are SCUMBAGS and after thievery, wasted billions, insane radical left rules they decided to let in ISLAM(Murders and rapes are up THOUSAND FOLD ALL THROUGHOUT EUROPE AND BRITAIN NOW.. AND YES, ITS NOT ALL ISLAM...BUT IT IS MOSLTY ISLAM..RAPE GANGES, STABBING AND TERROR IS SECOND NATURE, THEY ARE INCOMPATIBLE WITH GOOD PEOPLE..)..E.U.WAS BAD FOR A LOONG TIME...ISLAM WAS JUST THE FINAL STRAW...
J H (16 days ago)
Why is nationalism bad?
shankar iyer (17 days ago)
He looks like impoverished Prince William
tizintishka (19 days ago)
The British will regret leaving the European union. They blamed their government failures on the European Union. And immigration. There are thousands and thousands and thousands of immigrants in UK who are from non European countries. The British government has always tried to stop them getting to UK but the immigrants always find a way not only to get to UK but they manage to become British citizens and have British passports. If those who voted to leave the eeu think their brixit will stop immigats coming to UK. I say they are living in coco's land. They are dreaming and when they wake up from their slumber it will be too late. UK will be fucked up so bad that no one would want to live in UK not even those who keep saying they want to take control of their country.
malachite moondance (19 days ago)
He's so far up his own woke butt. "I know best you stupid racists" It's not fear it's proven FACT we are being replaced in our native homeland !
Joey Suggs (19 days ago)
Brexit is a modern-day Magna Carta. Independence and self-determination are part of the English character.
Joey Suggs (19 days ago)
Globalization destroys nations, cultures, peoples. The peoples of the world must reject the kniving, greedy and oppressive elites who are ruining their lives economically, culturally and spiritually.
Raul Gubert (19 days ago)
THE ENEMIES OF HUMANITY I NEMICI DELL'UMANITA' I collected a series of videos that show who really are the enemies of humanity. I raccolto una serie di video per mostrare chi sono i reali nemici dell'umanita'. (Gli ultimi video sono in Italiano, la maggiorparte in inglese, per chi non sa l'inglese usi pure google traduttore per l'introduzione sottostante). The majority of the videos are about this main huge issue: Western counties (in primis Usa, Uk, France and other western countries) manipulate information and spread misinformation through mainstream media to mask their main goal: the control the world and its resources, not for their people but a few inhuman corporations\elites. They pretend to export democracy and pretend to save the poor people against their bad leaders, in reality they go there to colonize foreign land. They want to keep other countries poor and in chaos, full of debts and struggling; This is a criminal plan that is applied also internally to us: they want us to struggle with life so we cannot think, ask questions, rebel. It seems impossible and diabolic, but that's the crude reality; the videos I collected show exactly what is going on. Of all the people I know, just 3 or 4 know the truth, around 10 know something, the rest has no clue. The truth is out there, but ALL OF US MUST KNOW IT: THAT WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. Take your time to watch the documents and then do your best to spread the truth just by reaching out to other people. If you are a teacher, show them to your students. If you are a father\mother, show them to your children. If you are a friend, show them to your friends. If you are a businessman, show them to your businessmates. If you are a citizen, show them to your fellow citizens. If you are a employer, show them to your employees. If you are a headmaster, show them to the teachers. If you are a student ask your teacher to show them in class. If you are a youtuber, show them to your viewers. If you are a real journalists, show them to your readers. Whoever you are: Watch then Copy and Paste those videos everywhere so to spread awareness: Bertrand Russell - Message To Future Generations (The 2 things we must do to live in peace and presperity) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihaB8AFOhZo COME AND SEE (Military, dir. Elem Klimov, 1985) (This is a russian film about war, watch it if you want to know what inhuman is, what it war. It should be seen by every warmonger) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkkJZweYaLI&t=1407s Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHqtBZVUsxo Bilderberg WHISTLE Blower TELLS NWO from 1992 PLANS a MUST WATCH (The cancer of our world) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMwnXJdW6Lk Patrice Lumumba: The U.S.-Backed Assassination of Congo's First Democratically-Elected Leader (A very concise explanation on how good leaders are suppressed and substitute with corrupted leaders so to control the national resources of a country) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1fJckuXzpc Apologies Of An Economic Hitman (Full documentary of how the USA exploits nations in the most despicable way) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSBMXsx1O6I How Economic Hitmen Enslave Nations For Generations (Interview that briefly explained how countries are exploited by corporations) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvAL5w9JCPQ Jonathan May, Economic Hitman (How elites play games to enslave the world) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzsqB_k7ITI TalkingStickTV - Michael Parenti - The U.S. War on Yugoslavia (A wonderful speech about who scientifically exploits the world) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEzOgpMWnVs Edward Bernays and Group Psychology: Manipulating the Masses (A few ideas are controlling the world; ideas used by the worse people ever and explains how deeply rotten is our society) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOUcXK_7d_c Goldman Sachs VP explains why he quit (The truth about this corrupted corporation) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM2iVXAA770 How the Global Warming Scare Began (Here a very wise man explaining that man-made global warming is just a profitable scam) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyUDGfCNC-k Documentary about the engineered collapse of Yugoslavia (A great documentary with plenty of visual documentations about the war and the dirty games of western countries) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH_W2pdvNrU DOUMA: Testimonies from Kidnap Victims (Interviews of victims in Syria) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eB78ycwzhI MEDIA ON TRIAL - VANESSA BEELEY (Media are maniplulating information to leverage on people's emotions) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaQFUA5Zf7U Jeremy Scahill: "Dirty Wars" | Talks at Google (Obama, what a brilliant president!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4jD1bQYQj4 Is journalism being criminalised? Interview with Dirty Wars author Jeremy Scahill (No more whistleblowers, no more journalists, no more free press) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIrBOCBJIWg French General Truth About NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia 1999 Part 1 Part 1 and part 2 (This interview is about an old military man speaking about the role in the Balkan war by western countries) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYxGkQhL0Lc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fjTiBDnUVQ Libya- NATO mercenaries of OBAMA,CAMERON,SARKOZY are Terrorists (Again and again, innocent people die because of economical interests) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AclZe9Qxpvs Michel Collon : 3 years after the tragedies in Ukraine (Snipers that shoot on both side to create confusion) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkCV0PDq8hI VIDEO IN ITALIANO Confessioni di un killer economico: John Perkins (Estratto di un documentario in cui viene spiegato come il governo americano ruba le risorse delle nazioni) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40UmYGea_iM BENITO LIVIGNI COME CI HANNO RIDOTTO IN POVERTA' E SVENDUTO TUTTO (Benito Livigni era l'assistente di Enrico Mattei, ascoltate bene cosa dice) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf0mv5fDTEI Benito Livigni - Il petrolio e l'Italia da Mattei ai giorni nostri (3/3) (La terza parte di un'intervista dove Benito Livigni dice chiaramente che le elite finanziarie hanno distrutto la capacita' produttiva e la politica energetica dell'Italia) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7cslpXD_QE QUEL COLPO DI STATO DENUNCIATO DAL SENATORE MASSIMO GARAVAGLIA (Diciamo che e' sato un consiglio amichevole...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaejhlZtf0Y INCUBO UE: la radice del male profondo - Francesco Amodeo (Una lucida analisi che dimostra gli intrallazzi delle elite finanziarie contro i popoli) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3X3Xa17uVU (Questi due signori vi spiegano con lucidita' cosa c'e' dietro l'euro e l'Europa, un progetto nato non per i popoli ma contro i popoli; sembra incredibile ma in realta' l'Unione Europea e' nata come un progetto americano e gruppi finanziari speculativi. Ecco le parole prese dal diario del padre fondatore dell'Unione Europea Altiero Spinelli:''...spennare le sovranita' nazionali senza farle gridare...'' ,poi accenni alle bugie del piano Marshall) Mauro Scardovelli e Francesco Amodeo - Trappola UE: nomi e cognomi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acUu6QQwFMw Fuori dal neoliberismo, verso un uomo nuovo - Mauro Scardovelli (La compassione per la gente) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m09R9Ee0ALg Da vedere 3 volte al giorno!!! (le idee tossiche sono difficili da sradicare, perche' pensiamo siano la nostra salvezza) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC2qGl7XcdI Privatizzazioni - Così ci siamo fatti rubare tutto! Valerio Lo Monaco (Ecco una chiara e lucida spiegazione scientifica di cosa e chi sono i pesci piraña) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYnvFbkt8hg Neoliberismo e manipolazione di massa: Galloni e Bifarini (Ecco come alcune poche persone sono riuscite a cambiare il mondo con le proprie idee, ma queste idee sono malsane per l'umanita') https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhz5fayX-Yc Intervento dell'economista Ilaria Bifarini su Africa, neoliberismo e migrazioni di massa. (il debito imposto dagli organi neoliberisti:FONDO MONETARIO INTERNAZIONALE E BANCA MONDIALE all'Africa per distuggerla) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuStncH6Kaw IL DOCUMENTO BILDERBERG DEL 1958 PER IL CONTROLLO DELLE DEMOCRAZIE CON I BILANCI - Domenico Moro (Ecco, c'e' sempre chi pensa di essere superiore e piu' intelligente e complotta per il beneficio di pochi) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1vkIlUmkso La svalutazione della lira nel 1992 - Bettino Craxi su George Soros (Eccoci servito su un piatto d'argento il signor Soros) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joj4syv6R5s Here below some channels where you can have unbiased information (there are many more and growing, still not enough to reach the majority of the people) THE GRAYZONE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEXR8pRTkE2vFeJePNe9UcQ EMPIRE FILES https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG29FnXZm4F5U8xpqs1cs1Q YOUTUBE CHANNEL ABOUT THE BALKAN WAR https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnF_0vtCTzXQv_G8FON5NEA A FEW THINGS YOU CAN DO 1) Copy and paste this message wherever you think is best. 2) Create groups of 2 or 3 people :"THE GOOD DELEGATIONS" and go to speak to your local authorities, institutions, schools and whomever you think you can reach. 3) Ask your Good Government to have in schools lessons about lies and propaganda perpetrated by mainstream media, governments, institutions, Non Governmental Organizations, oligarchic families. 4) Talk just with another person, and once this person understands the importance of what you are explaining, ask him\her to do the same with another person. Good luck to us all. -----------------------
David Baxter (20 days ago)
Brexit happened because too many english people are tired of being told what we can and cannot do in our own country.
kit dapp (21 days ago)
The nerve of this guy saying the reason brexit passed was because old people dont know how to get on the internet....how naive
Matthew Moreau (21 days ago)
What a condescending wokeity woke woke. Loves his globalization and migration.
Gazza Boo (23 days ago)
Lefty fucktard.
Dr Wolfgang Chausser (24 days ago)
for me i remain part time until i see fairness in the wealth distribution. if theres no change or affordable housing, i will stay part time. im only looking after number 1.
Tj Grant (24 days ago)
I don't think education gaps are the problem. I think the agenda of parties and the failure of journalism to function in partisan environments creates mis-conceptions.
phoenixkhost (24 days ago)
So if you wanted to find out why brexit happened, why not get someone probrexit to speak?
Ezil Kannan (25 days ago)
Liberal internationalism and globalism are part of the problem that caused Brexit and Trump. If you keep sticking onto that, you will continue to see more of them.
Chris Van Bekkum (25 days ago)
Brainwashed youth leaning towards Marxism is seeing the majority rejecting their values and steering towards re introducing freedom from tyranny.
Laurie Fielder (28 days ago)
Who is this guy? A perpetual student at university . has he ever done a proper days work in his life ?
I & M (1 month ago)
Can anyone tell me how I can have the script?
Tanya Duvell (1 month ago)
Basically the people that voted to leave are racist, pure and simple, I never saw so many closet racist people vote leave in all my life, we are living in sad times.
Donna Johnson (1 month ago)
Our country needs to leave the United nations it's not good for the world
Martin Cooper (1 month ago)
It's actually another elitist fake liberal myth that it was just the so called uneducated working classes that just voted leave. Research showed that it was really the middle classes that made up over 50% of the leave vote and were class A&B professionals. Looking back at this video and the sumg arrogance and contempt of the guy and his virtue signalling is truly embarrassing and utterly sickening.
Hari Seldon (1 month ago)
.."Benefits of free trade benefit everyone" Yet he supports the protectionist EU, which puts trade barriers to third world countries. What a cvnt
Dhel of the Zhangkani (1 month ago)
Respect the democratic vote.
Simon John (1 month ago)
Why was a referendum held in the first place? That's because EU Defence Union was on the cards and a referendum was legally required uder EU Act 2011 section 6. The Act did not stipulate what question had to be asked. Make people believe the referendum was about EU membership, not EU Defence Union. A classic switch and bait trick. Immediately after the referendum was the launch of EU Global Strategy, which is to centrally control defence, security and foreign policy in Brussels. A single point command and control of all the fighting forces of Europe following EU foreign policy on EU military missions. Now you know what you were voting for, but were never told about. We voted correctly to GTFO. https://eeas.europa.eu/topics/eu-global-strategy/49750/eu-global-strategy-%E2%80%93-year-1_en
immortallvulture (1 month ago)
Idiots thinking like this guy are the reason that labour got decimated in the last election.
Zombie Xee (1 month ago)
When he says those who voted to leave need to be educated he means indoctrinated. Also I would just love this guy to go up north and try to tell a folk in a city that was destroyed by globalization that they're really better off from open borders and free trade.
david hall (1 month ago)
Globalism is working towards a one-world government. There will be no winners. The EU, African Union and APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) already exist. The Euro currency has been introduced and the 'Amero' currency is ready to be introduced in Canada, the US and Mexico. This guy is out of touch. The 'blue helmets' of the UN army is introducing the idea of a one-world army. This guy is patronising and factually wrong.
TimothyBIinks (1 month ago)
Governments and economic elites ignored the mass anti-globalization movement of the '90s, which was tolerant and concerned with justice. It's re-emerged as xenophobic and virulent. This guy talks vaguely about making sure that those left behind by globalization start benefitting from it, but he has no practical suggestions to concretely do so, suggestions that might actually cost governments and economic elites anything. Vague talk about education and 'talking more to each other' just comes across as patronizing.
Sai Kiran (1 month ago)
Is this the most disliked TED video ? Lol ..
Gary Fleming (1 month ago)
Seems to me Mr. Betts is trying understand why Brexit happened but still believes the people of the UK got it wrong. Liberals would have previously argued that one must acknowledge the right of the people in a democratic vote to then do everything in their power not to accept the Brexit vote. Furthermore, perhaps he should consider that "Globalization" is wrong. His whole speech is about the opposite. It is not just the UK where globalization is failing. He needs to consider his facts more. If you follow what the UK has dealt with in the EU community since joining in the early 70's it doesn't even come close to being as good for the UK as what the previous Commonwealth market did for them The EU on many occasions gave the UK the rough end of the pineapple or so to speak. One doesn't need to go to university to see the obvious. Germany in particular rules the EU. Blind Freddy can see that and they don't give a tinker's toss about the UK. Enough said.
Peter Pan (1 month ago)
This guy is so greedy. There is a lot more to life than economic riches, despite his one track narrative. The more these Liberal elites spout their greedy narrative, the more the majority will push back. Will they never learn?
coconut7joemanji (1 month ago)
This guy has no idea what he's on about, Dominic Cummings (leader of the leave campaign) does an entire lecture on why and how leave won, way better than this metrosexual goon.
Rob Bradshaw (1 month ago)
Its amazing how stupid a smart person can be. He doesn't get it at all. Probably because he keeps getting propped up by the kind of people that can afford to go to his talks. Swing and a miss my friend. You don't get it.
M (1 month ago)
Globalization is nothing short of the elites' contempt for the rest of humanity
M (1 month ago)
...in hindsight, Mr. Betts, you were wrong on almost all of your assumptions and assertions.
Georgia Hanna (1 month ago)
HO LEE PHUC (1 month ago)
I don't need to watch the video. I can look at the guy and see he is part of the problem. As I said on the ted website, the reason for brexit was the peasants revolted. This comment was deleted. Unsurprising for a cult of thought nazis.
Nicholas Parrott (1 month ago)
wow did he do that speech from memory or have an autocue somewhere?
AnimeDemon XD (1 month ago)
BREXIT SUMMARY 🦄 UK: We want a unicorn. EU: Unicorns don’t exist. Instead,you can have a pony. UK: We vote against your pony. EU: We already discussed this in details: it’s a pony or nothing. UK: We vote against your pony. EU: Alright! Then you get nothing. UK: We vote against your nothing. EU:...You really don’t get it, do you? UK: We need more time to think about it. EU: About a pony or about nothing? UK: We want a unicorn 🦄.
Michael Thomas (1 month ago)
"I'm a liberal in favour of globalisation" .... two minutes later "I do not know my own country". Well... that just sums it up doesn't it? Does not value his own country so perfectly happy to sell it down the river with no borders and no sense of identity. As we found out a few weeks ago - the country does not agree with you either. One last thing, when asked, the British public said that sovereignty was the overriding reason to leave, some way behind immigration was the second reason
Cícero Junior (1 month ago)
How can we make people agree with us. That should be the title of this presentation
Stacy Da Costa (1 month ago)
... and clueless. No its not fear. They are saying no to you. They are saying no to identity erasure and consumerism. And the false values of Progressivism and globalism. They are saying no. If you want to live like that go join a commune. Two mutually exclusive ideas cannot be both true at the same time.
Bilbo Baggins (1 month ago)
I went to UNIVERSITY and I voted LEAVE!!!This is oversimplified patronising middle class ranting. Immigration is good when it’s controlled. You just don’t get it do you in your London BUBBLE!!!!
Moore Marriott (1 month ago)
Isn't it wonderful that everything this man said in this talk was pointless.
HO LEE PHUC (1 month ago)
Moore Marriott that sums up ted talks.
Moore Marriott (1 month ago)
17.20. Could it be that the areas of Britian that are pro immigration are so because most of the people polled were immigrants. Just a thought from a stupid leave voter........
Martyn Page (1 month ago)
I am reminded of a parliamentary insult from the 19th century: “The honourable gentleman’s exposition is delicious; so rich in assertion, but so light in argument, so deep in assumption but so deft in analysis. Tell me, had you already decided in your conclusions before you analysed the evidence?”
Lewis Hamilton (1 month ago)
Right from the outset, the self-loathing on display is bile inducing.
Tshaw Tshi (1 month ago)
"You patronizing stuck up snub"
Ema g (2 months ago)
I am French, EUROPÉENNE but I'm against the mafia CALLED union européenne .
Coneman3 (2 months ago)
Read the book Road to Somewhere by David Goodhart. It explains all this guy is clueless about. He is an Anywhere.
Steve Mackenzie (2 months ago)
The Society is divided because of a lack of respect by the losers of a legitimate democratic vote
Coneman3 (1 day ago)
@Dr Wolfgang Chausser your comment makes no sense. What do you mean, in proper English...
Dr Wolfgang Chausser (24 days ago)
and property. people are either rich or poor. so the rich homed will be the ones doing the heavy lifting. not me. i can wait.
330kV 330kV (1 month ago)
I can't believe how many people havre decided that the democratic vote should be ignored and a new vote conducted so they get he result they want. Not only that, but their opinion was supported int he media and amongst politicians. Is this the beginning of the end of democracy in the UK?amongs
bruce blosser (2 months ago)
trying to reach out to the masses of stupid fucks is a waste of time!!! What we really need to figure out is how to marginalize and minimize the non-thinking masses, because if we don't, the world will become a place of Tyranny and Fascists!!!
First Name (1 month ago)
White people lol
clarissainjapan (2 months ago)
I think he makes great points. But I think a 3 point is always left out of the conversation... "healing of old racial discrimination wounds". Its the elephant in the room everyone hopes will just go away with more information and education. Nope. "Apologies" will have to happen, and "reparations" will have to be paid to heal old moral wounds and open ears to new logic
First Name (1 month ago)
Ih shut up nothing happened to you
TOMMYTUNES (2 months ago)
libtard wacko
Swift Cee (2 months ago)
Who's laughing now?
Nayika Kumara (2 months ago)
the problems mentioned aren't only happened in UK, it's happening in all part of this world
Janette Dewar (2 months ago)
I live in Scotland but spent most of my life in England where I received a better education in a fairer society with a lot more advantages. I dislike living in Scotland.I  hate the idea of nationalism. I see the referendum as a backwards step. I long and plan to return to England,. I love France and the easy access to it. I hate the idea of Brexit. I prefer to be in a world with all its advantages than live in a disadvantaged limited society. I agree completely with Alexander Betts. He has explained it all rationally and intelligently
Alexander Roberts (2 months ago)
Have you ever thought that you're wrong I was remain and live in the north of England I accepted the result and moved on?
Torf Der Knoll (1 month ago)
Something can't be de facto "right" when it's decided by a 1.9% majority.
MrEddie2288 (2 months ago)
Virtue signalling master class, has all the benefits of the class system he seems to protest.
Islam Ahmed (2 months ago)
وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ وَنَعْلَمُ مَا تُوَسْوِسُ بِهِ نَفْسُهُ ۖ وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ It was We Who created man, and We know what dark suggestions his soul makes to him: for We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein. quran islam
Ange (2 months ago)
The only racist abuse I've seen since the vote to leave are from the cry baby, leftist, snowflake parade.
Drahcir Nevarc (2 months ago)
I agree. They increasingly seem to hate white people and Jews.
Mantra Bhatt (2 months ago)
9:10 well.. Is that a threat..?
Chris Duane (2 months ago)
The speaker just wants easy access to the gay bars through out Europe. What that jackass is missing is in these global arrangements, you don't know who is wielding power, how corrupt they are, who they are beholden to, what their secret plans are for your people. The other big moves by the global elite were WW1 and WW2. Did you like that? The descendants of those elite persons are in power today.
the avian guy (2 months ago)
Globalization???? Yup i stopped watching.
early bird catches the worm (2 months ago)
Brexit can be compared to a woman who had been married by force to 12 carefree husbands,She then one day came to the realization that she wants to control her own destiny and have her dignity back, her body be respected once and for all, Corbyn et all, her accusers kept telling her that its too late and that she will starve to death if she only think of her own self.She must be used by her husbands anytime they feel the urge to do so... (EU is controlled by the German guilt of WWII to the detriment of its other innocent members).sigh
early bird catches the worm (2 months ago)
Brexit can be compared to a woman who had been married by force to 12 carefree husbands,She then one day came to the realization that she wants to control her own destiny and have her dignity back, her body be respected once and for all, Corbyn et all, her accusers kept telling her that its too late and that she will starve to death if she only think of her own self.She must be used by her husbands anytime they feel the urge to do so... (EU is controlled by the German guilt of WWII to the detriment of its other innocent members).sigh
early bird catches the worm (2 months ago)
Brexit can be compared to a woman who had been married by force to 12 carefree husbands,She then one day came to the realization that she wants to control her own destiny and have her dignity back, her body be respected once and for all, Corbyn et all, her accusers kept telling her that its too late and that she will starve to death if she only think of her own self.She must be used by her husbands anytime they feel the urge to do so... (EU is controlled by the German guilt of WWII to the detriment of its other innocent members).sigh
Paul Burns (3 months ago)
his opinion... no mine
Chris Bradley (3 months ago)
for non brits this is what brexit is about in a nutshell, brexiteers = real brits remainers = british on paper but parents came from another country, rich students that think they're changing the world, politcally correct gays, lesbians etc, mentally castrated men like the guy in this video who is clearly in despair (toughen up princess) feminists, trans... EU nationals tht come from the EU so obviously they want us to stay, many black ppl tht think we're being racist because we want to leave you know the ones tht throw the race card around like nothing, preying on white guilt? still don't believe me? look at the voting... you'll see london voted HEAVILY to remain because it's swamped with remainers... the rest of england voted to leave, thts where we are... the real brits... forget the news thts all london remainer biased bullshit... us real brits dont live in london anymore we've been forced to move because who wants to live next to remainers? if war ever comes here we'll be using them as human shields thts all they're good for whilst they stand there protesting a russian tank will drive over them... thts the type of ppl they are... useless no balls... no spine fucking deluded brainwashed sheep running around in fear. Fake brits.
Rick Kinsman (3 months ago)
A self confessed dweller in an echo chamber of liberality and socialism resorts (as they always do) to calling those who disagree with him xenophobes and nationalists, implying that those traits are axiomatically evil. He seems to forget that England lost a very valuable colony in 1776 for exactly the same reason as the majority of his countrymen rejected the EU - taxation without representation and lack of any ability to make their own laws, preserve their culture and govern themselves. He's just another globalist/socialist accusing others of the very things he is guilty of - lack of understanding or tolerance for the legitimately held views of others. This is the very reason why globalism and socialism are so commonly and increasingly rejected and nationalism and patriotism are now being embraced by increasing numbers of those who can see they are being disenfranchised by globalism.
ganzo (3 months ago)
Dividing is easier than uniting. Scaring is easier than consoling. It is easier to install doubt than it is to do the same for trust. Those who go low win more so than those who go high. Just ask Donald Trump.
fork moynster (3 months ago)
After watching this, I still have very little understanding of Brexit.
Viking (3 months ago)
2019 Update: I find the Remainers and their ilk completely dishonest in their plea for a new Brexit referendum claiming to wonder "how more democracy can be undemocratic" while purposely undermining the will of the people's prior vote! Ordaaah, Mr. Bercow, tomorrow's lies will not improve yesterday's lies!!!! This is analogous to 'this' socialist state will succeed when all previous socialist states have failed! Damn it man, it goes against basic human nature. Leadership? Balderdash. It is all about the money for the subservisive (big government/big business/big BS) elites! I think the globalists should divide their assets (and educational opportunities...a Masters in Basket Weaving?) equally with the global population. I for one would prefer to keep what I have worked so hard for and help my loved ones, my community, country and planet in that order. Get out your calculator...total income/assets divided by total population....should be an eye opener! Alexander you should be the first to contribute and only keep your 8 billionth share! Fair is fair.
Louis Banaszak (3 months ago)
vote brexit and leave
Mike Zinn (3 months ago)
The "thumb downers" may give a moments thought to their reasons. Perhaps this was all too globally inclusive, too lefty, showing up a bit of 'working class' , too academic, maybe even potentially Oxbridge god forbid. How many of your ancestors were very happy to take the queens shilling a seek a British globalisation, not with vote, not with human rights or dignity to those suppressed . If you cannot seriously take on the call for a broader national education a dangerous precedent will be set in your country, a precedent you spent most of the 20th century fighting against.
Mike Zinn (3 months ago)
This is seriously brilliant. Schools need to see a less academic version of this!!!
D.L. Brett (3 months ago)
Your still an idiot 😜
Robby Bobby Robby (2 months ago)
Say the person that can't use 'your' correctly!
Isham Kader (3 months ago)
Globalisation go beyond racism,faith,skin colour..its about global trade and sharing economic benefits.. Every countries need each other
JT JT (3 months ago)
Social scientist ".I think the lab rats are revolting"
JT JT (3 months ago)
Wow so typical how somebody who teaches at a university with such deplorable socio-economic inequality will not respect that citizens from the poor unwashed classes may have different ideas or views. Merely because they have not had wisdom bestowed upon them by a patronising elite?
Wasa Bista (3 months ago)
I expected a load of patronizing globalist tosh from TED and that's just what this is. "those that fear globalization and those that embrace it" -- We peasants just won't listen when our betters tell us what to think, now will we? That's all I needed to know. Buh-bye.
J S (3 months ago)
You understand everything and nothing. In truth, you have no clue. Everything you say is purely from your own perspective. You are blind to the ideas and opinions of others. Thank you so much for patronising us. Now piss off.
Mogalixir (3 months ago)
The only thing he is right on is that if they wanted their globalization plan to succeed they needed to share the wealth derived from that with the people they were impoverishing. Sadly, his conclusion is to spend that money on easy to see through propaganda instead.
Andrew Brown (3 months ago)
ridiculously simplistic view of a complex problem, shame
Banacheck Gaming. (3 months ago)
Globalization is cancer. I would like to see this citizen of the world, go to certain countries where he'll be kidnapped and held for ransom & highly likely killed.
Banacheck Gaming. (3 months ago)
Little Britain yet everyone speaks our language.
games games (3 months ago)
the simplest language by the simplest people