Not long ago it would have been inconceivable that one day we would read a news story of Big Pharma company founder and owner finally being arrested for running a criminal drug cartel, but that is exactly what happened a few days ago..
“Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients,” reports the Daily Caller News Foundation, one of the most popular alt_news sites online. Unfortunately The Caller features U.S. news, there is no Daily Calller UK or Daily Caller Europe as yet.
It is thanks to alt_news sites we now know addictive drugs including opioids, supplied on legitimate medical prescription, are claiming over 64,000 lives a year in the United States alone with numbers rising (but not yet officially acknowledged,) in Europe..
From the Daily Caller News Foundation:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) charged John Kapoor, 74, and seven other current and former executives at the pharmaceutical company with racketeering for a leading a national conspiracy through bribery and fraud to coerce the illegal distribution of the company’s fentanyl spray, which is intended for use as a pain killer by cancer patients. The company’s stock prices fell more than 20 percent following the arrests, according to the New York Post.
Kapoor stepped down as the company’s CEO in January amid ongoing federal probes into their Subsys product, a pain-relieving spray that contains fentanyl, a highly-addictive synthetic opioid. Fentanyl is more than 50 times stronger than morphine, and ingesting just two milligrams is enough to cause an adult to fatally overdose.
The series of arrests came just hours after President Donald Trump officially declared the country’s opioid epidemic a national emergency. Drug overdoses led to 64,070 deaths in 2016, which is more than the amount of American lives lost in the entire Vietnam War.
As the opioid crisis has developed, more and more states have begun holding doctors and opioid manufacturers accountable for over-prescribing and over-producing the highly-addictive painkillers.
“We will be bringing some major lawsuits against people and companies that are hurting our people,” Trump said Thursday. He also spoke about a program similar to Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” initiative.
“More than 20,000 Americans died of synthetic opioid overdoses last year, and millions are addicted to opioids. And yet some medical professionals would rather take advantage of the addicts than try to help them,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “This Justice Department will not tolerate this. We will hold accountable anyone – from street dealers to corporate executives — who illegally contributes to this nationwide epidemic. And under the leadership of President Trump, we are fully committed to defeating this threat to the American people.
Under The Trump administration, which is at least attempting to fight to end the drug cartels and health care monopolies that are destroying so many lives in the USA, at least the American drug companies are facing the legal scrutiny they deserve for engaging in the mass medical murder of patients through overprescriptions and incorrect use of dangerous, dependency forming drugs. We can only hope that the corrupt and rotten to the core socialised health systems of Europe are similarly called to account sometime soon.
And then there’s the question of vaccines, the autism cover-up and the criminal racket run by the CDC, Big Pharma and the lying mainstream media. When that medical fraud and corruption scandal blows sky-high, we may see dozens of pharmaceutical officials going to prison.
A Peterborough man, believed to be a Labour party activist living in Peterborough caused a a ripple of excitement on Twitter when he tweted a claim that he ‘burned’ postal votes that would have helped The Brexit Party’s Candidate Mike Greene WIN the by-election. His claim is as yet unconfirmed and given that he claims to be a member of the Jew – hating Labour Party, he could simply be a sad, iadequate attention seeker with mental health issues.
Having said that, Cambridgeshire Police are taking the claim seriously and are now investigating the claim. Alan Roddis made his outrageous claim in a closed group called ‘Peterborough Politics’ – a popular local discussion forum on Facebook that Politicalite has previously exposed as promoting extreme left and anti-semitic ideologies, including many made by local Labour activists.
Commenting on the election Roddis said, “She [Lisa Forbes] got nominated (elected) because 3 people including me burned over a [sic] 1000 votes for TBP [The Brexit Party], and laughed while doing it.” Roddis, whose brother – also active in the predominantly Labour-leaning, Hamas-supporting group – is understood to be a supporter of Lisa Forbes.
Once the comment was leaked a social media shitstorm erupted as people posted demands an immediate investigation, but as of yet, the originator of the claim has refused to answer any follow-up questions.
One concerned voter, who took to a Vote Leave online group chat, asked its admin if anyone from The Brexit Party was taking action to investigate Roddis’ claim, to which they confirmed that they indeed had.
As it is Burns day we think the words of Scotland’s national poet serve pereftly as a warning to Silicon Valley nerds with world domination ambitions: “The best lain schemes o’ mice and men gang aft a’gley.”
One such world domination wannabe for whom things have gang agely in the past year is Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg. But as badly as things have gone for Facebook since the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal broke one year ago, in conformation of Murphy’s law (“No matter how bad things are thery can always get worse,” a new report froma team of researchers, led by a former coleague of Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard who helped Zuck create one of the original Facebook prototypes, suggests the reality of the company’s circumstances is even more dire than investors realize.
In a report, “Facebook: 50% Users Fake,” published on 24 January, 2019 by PlainSite, an independent research company founded by Aaron Greenspan, analysis reveals that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has regularly lied (nothing new there then,) to investors and media about the company’s traffic statistics, and that the company could be overstating the number of active monthly users by as much as 50%.
The team detailed their findings in a 70-page report from which the extract below is taken, on their website. Facebook has been lying to the public about the scale of its problem with fake accounts, which likely exceed 50% of its network. Its official metrics—many of which it has stopped reporting quarterly—are self-contradictory and even farcical. The company has lost control of its own product
Ultimately, this is just the latest sign that Facebook – formerly one of the world’s most successful companies – is doomed to go the way of CompuServe and AOL.
PlainSite is a project launched by the Think Computer Corporation and Think Computer Foundation which aims to make “data accessible to the public free of charge” and “lets ordinary citizens impact the law- making process,” according to Bloomberg. Aaron Greenspan recently told his story about how he fit into the history of Facebook’s founding at Harvard on a podcast.
Facebook’s numbers have been suspect for years, I remember around eight years ago blogging on how many duplicate accounts were on the site, and how many user accounts were bots, spamming members timelines with likes, comments, links and advertising matter presented as news. The company’s fraudulent (because that is what they are,) business practices cheat its customers (advertisers) by giving a distorted picture of how effective advertising on facebook is likely to be, the report said.
Here are a few ways in which Facebook takes advantage of its fake traffic figures:
Fake accounts affect Facebook at its core in numerous ways:
Its customers purchase advertising on Facebook based on the fact that it can supposedly target advertisements at more than 2 billion real human beings. To the extent that users aren’t real, companies are throwing their money down the drain.
Fake accounts click on advertising at random, or “like” pages, to throw off antifraud algorithms. Fake accounts look real if they do not follow a clear pattern. This kind of activity defrauds advertisers, but rewards Facebook with revenue.
Fake accounts often defraud other users on Facebook, through scams, fake news, extortion, and other forms of deception. Often, they can involve governments
With Zuckerbergs plans to take over the world and establish a totalitarian nerdocracy in tatters what will happen next. It’d likely the US government security agencies will continue to prop up Facebook because the company can release a lot of dirt on the extent to which it cooperating in mass surveillance schemes, but it is likely users will desert in accelerating numbers and will certainly become more savvy about what information they reveal online. Unless of course Trump keeps his pledge to break up tech giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon.
US-EU Privacy Shield Data-Sharing Agreement Blasted as Inadequate
The issue arises from the strict EU laws — enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — to the privacy of citizens personal data. As we all know thanks to the material leaked by Ed Snowden and others the United States National Security Agency (NSA) does not regard anything as private,
How Google Destroyed the Internet
The idea of the internet was that it would be a communications tool that freed information by making all public domain documents, libraries and archives accessible for everyone. Unfortunately the corporate monopoly men of Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and Facebook and political control freaks had other ideas. They also understood the technolgy while the hippies and liberals ignored professionals warnings that internet systems would become a perfect toool of censorship.
Has Zuckerbugger Been Messing With Your Mind?
It has been revealed that Facebook has been collaborating with the US government and creepier fringes of the academic community in carrying out experiments to manipulate users emotions. “Facebook users have reacted angrily to a “creepy” experiment carried out by the social network and two American universities to manipulate their emotions.”
Facebook boss Zukerberg Wants To Own The Internet
Facebook’s latest acquisition Whatsapp cost $19bn, that’s $40 per user. Whatsapp charge their users $1 per year. That means it will take Facebook 40 years to recover their outlay. And people are buying shares in this company? Insane.
Facebook Are Nazis – We Told You So
All the Greenteeth Labyrinth pages have consistently warned that the most successful internet companies, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Twitter etc. are led by people with authoritarian, even fascistic tendencies and a world domination complex which manifests itself as a desire to establish a monopoly position in their field. Facebook are at the forefront of this fascist cartel.
It’s not just Tesla cars that burn easily, Elon Musk’s credibility has gone up in flames too. (Picture source: https://electrek.co/ )
On Thursday (9 August), on the back of a dramatic move by Bullshitter – in Chief Elon Musk, who out of the blue Tweeted that he was taking his electric car / solar panels / space exploration company private, Tesla stocks initially spiked thanks to Musk’s claim that “funding was secured” for the massive buyback needed to take the company off the stock market, then slumped when it emerged that there had been no prior discussion with investors or members of the Tesla board. It quickly became clear that Musk had no funds secured and has already maxed out his company’s credit. Then somewhat more sinister rumours emerged anbout Musk’s motives and gossip in financial markets suggested Musk and Tesla may soon be sued by both traders who had taken short and long positions on the company when the dust finally settles.
To be short on a stock, in very simple terms, means traders have made forward contracts to sell at an agreed proce stock they do not own, in the expectation the market price will fall and the stock needed to cover the contract can be bought more cheaply than the contract price. A long position is simply making a forward contract to buy a stock at a fixed price, anticipating that by the contract date the prive will have risen above that, and the stock can be resold for a quick profit.
In news that emerged yesterday first half of this prediction came true when we learned buth short and long sellers of Tesla stock had filed actions against Tesla and Elon Musk alleging the Tesla CEO and anointed Messia of Silicon Valley tech fanboys had fraudulently engineered a scheme to squeeze short-sellers – something Musk has previously indicated he intended to do – through his shock announcement to take the electric car company private.
The lawsuits were filed three days after Musk’s shocking tweet in which he proposed a record $72 billion transaction that valued the company at $420 per share, and that “funding” had been “secured.” One day later, Bloomberg reported that the SEC had inquired from investment banks about whether this funding was indeed “secured”. the alternative would indicate an attempt by the CEO to launch a short squeeze by materially misrepresenting wishful thinking as reality.
Subsequently on Friday, Bloomberg (again) reported that Tesla’s Board of Directors had only begun canvassing investors and banks about funding of an MBO-type transaction, implicitly confirming that Musk may have misrepresented facts, opening up the company to legal action.
In one of the lawsuits, plaintiff Kalman Isaacs said Musk’s tweets were false and misleading, and together with Tesla’s failure to correct or retract them amounted to an “attack” designed to “completely decimate” short-sellers. The lawsuit filed by Isaacs, and a second one filed by William Chamberlain said Musk’s and Tesla’s conduct artificially inflated Tesla’s stock price and violated federal securities laws.
In the confusion following Musk’s tweet a rumour circulated that Musk had secured an agreement with the government of Saudi Arabia to fund the delisting transaction, but the Saudi Royal House quickly denied any interest in such a deal.
Leaders of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) have made astonishing claim that Prime Minister Teresa May’s move to call an early General Election in June this year was done to pre-empt a series of by-elections that could be called following a police investigation into alleged electoral fraud. Accusing May and the Conservative government she leads of “putting party before country”, UKIP front man Paul Nuttall appeared to suggest an electoral fraud scandal and the ensuing disqualification of sitting members of The House of Commons could rob the government of its slender majority in parliament.
Mrs. May strongly denied she would call a snap election after being chosen, unopposed, as the Conservative leader following the resignation of David Cameron after he was humiliated when the country voted to leave the EU (Brexit). After parliament approved the invocation of the Article 50 Bill with a massive majority, with many of the unelected members of the House of Lords, along with a large section of Labour MPs, the Scottish Nationalists and Liberal Democrats along with a rebel faction in her own party promising they would prevent Brexit going ahead (in defiance of the democratic will,) The Prime minister today claimed she had “reluctantly” changed her mind.
Her U-turn also comes exactly a month after reports suggested Conservative Party figures were fearful of a series of by-elections that could be called after up to 20 of their MPs were alleged to have broken electoral law in the 2015 campaign, mostly in seats UKIP had a good chance of winning.
More than ten police forces have referred cases to the Crown Prosecution Service and lawyers are now considering whether to charge the MPs or their agents after a year long investigation.
“…The prospect of a slew of Tory-held by-elections caused by the seeming systematic breach of electoral law at the last election, predominantly in places where UKIP were pressing the Conservatives hard” could have influenced the decision to hold an election now, suggested Nuttall in a press statement.
Deputy UKIP leader Peter Whittle also said the decision was “utterly cynical”, adding: “But we’re having [a general election] now and my party is actually quite excited about it.” Speaking on the BBC’s Daily Politics, he said there was “no question” the Tories were acting out of self-interest.
With a referendum in Italy, ostensibly on constitutional reforms but perceived as a referendum on the leadership of the ruling elite, looming in November and the anti – globalisation, pro sovereignty Five Star Party growing in popularity all the time. Should the constitutional changes be voted down, and the against campaign is showing a comfortable lead in opinion polls at the moment, it will put a Quitaly in-out referendum, similar to the so called Brexit vote that kick off the process of Britain leaving the European Union, at the top of the agenda.
US Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton launched a hysterical, irrational attack, filled with half truths and blatant lies, against the most prominent figure in the campaign to get Britain out of the EU (Brexit), UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, during a speech at a rally today. Mrs Clinton, responding to Farage’s address to a large and enthusiastic audience at a Donald Trump rally, may have been rattled at the prospect of having such a hihly effective campaigner in the rival camp …
Brussels went too far, they crossed the line in moving from an economic union to a political pan – European political empire. In the end it was a race as to which member state would quit first, Britain, Natherlands, Denmark or Italy. In the event it is Britain.
Is Brexit A Harbinger Of Doom For The ‘Experts’
The Brexit vote, the decision by a democratic majority in Britain to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves around the world. Not only does the EU now face a tsunami of departures, the usurpation of democracy by ‘experts’ ( technocrats ) has been challenged and exposed as a sham.
Unless the testicularly deficient politicians stand up for their nations he only thing that will halt the European Union’s push beyond Europe’s geographical borders to incorporate Asian, middle eastern and north African nations is war. Power is addictive and the bean counters of Brussels have ambitions far beyond Europe.
The Hypocrisy and Snobbery Of The Remain Campaign And The Antidote
When I had to defriend a Facebook contact because she was arguing in favour of the EU, it was not simply because I support Brexit that I had become pissed of with her, it was the snobbish and condescending way she dismissed supporters of LEAVE and their case. People are entitled to their opinion on the European Union, but they should check the ‘facts’ they post in support of their arguments.
After my short intro is a savage indictment by Brexit supporting Labour MP Kate Hoey of the way the Labour Party has abandoned the working class and is now trying to betray the party’s proud heritage and its roots in the industrial areas by taking Britain into an undemocratic, corporate controlled, capitalist friendly, elite dominated globalist control freak project.
Few of you were aware probably that there is an EU referendum vote in The Netherlands this week. As usual with anything negative about the EU barely a word has been printed in the topic in mainstream media and the silence from our notionally unbiased national broadcaster The Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been deafening.
Europeans want us British to lead them out of Europe. Don’t be fooled by project fear, the European Union (aka the Euronazi Federal Superstate) is falling apart. There will not be chaos if we leave, there will be chaos if we stay.
Brexit would be the best result of Britainâ€™s in / out referendum for both Britain and the EU i a Belgian professor who heads up the European Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE) has said.
OK, I know a lot of you think Boris is most accurately described by a word many people find offensive, but heâ€™s put together a very good argument here on why we must leave the EU. Published in part here under â€˜fair useâ€™ terms and conditions, in the public interest …
David Cameron, who was apparently up all night trying to make other European leaders understand why his country needs a better deal in order to poersuade the prople it is a good idea stay in the EU. Unless Cameron gets what will enable him to sell the idea of surrendering national sovereignty to a Federal European Superstate ruled by a committee of unelected bureaucrats in to the British public he will not campaign for the UK to remain in the bloc
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said at the E?U summit on British membership terms that the European Union wants to reach an agreement with the United Kingdom, but it is not prepared to compromise the banking union (financial integration) or the further integration of monetary union (UK being forced to abandon the pound join the Euro?) to achieve this goal.
Cameron’s EU Deal Worthless. It Can Be Vetoed In European Parliament?
Opinion polls show Britain is evenly divided on the question of whether to leave or remain in the EU, though it has been suggested up to 10 million other voters, many of them women, have yet to make a decision. How they cast their vote will shape the future of the world’s fifth largest economy and the EU itself. But what is really at stake is more important than economics …
And long overdue it is too for this self serving organisation and its corrupt officials. I have always hated international football (well, apart from that one day in 1966), it has always seemed to me to be about expanding the role of the bureaucracies that run the game rather than ordinary punters supporting their local team.
And when you look at FIFA officials, apart from the odd token former player, they are smooth faced elitists, industinguishable from the people who sit on the International Olympic Committee, run the EU, the United Nations, the Eurovision Song Contest and all the rest of it. In other words they are the type of people who in a former age would have talked about their divine right to rule, and God having created their ancestrs as a finer species of humans than us ordinary punters.
it is bollocks of course. The growth of international and trans national competitions (e.g. The World Cup and the European Champions League) has gone hand in hand with the expansion of the bureaucracies that run the game.
Well most participants in the Champions League are not champions of anything and the World Cup has turned into a massive and meaningless jollies (in fact several massive and meaningless jollies) for the games’ bosses, funded by fans.
As always however, the smooth faced back stabbers forgot that we are many and they are few, and they overreached themselves. Hubris always gets its just reward. The real damage was done when a World Cup tournament was awarded to Qatar, a small nation that did not boast a single decent stadium but had shitloads of oil money with which to sweeten the panel that chose future venues.
Things progressed from there until eventually a massive US investigation culminated in an early morning raid by Swiss police on senior football officials staying at a Zurich hotel. The suspects face federal corruption charges and may be extradited to the United States.
The organizations officials reportedly stand accused of making World Cup bid bribes, arranging broadcaster and marketing deals, as well as wire fraud (a U.S. legal term for any fraud involving transactions dependent on telecommunications ), racketeering and money laundering.
An official statement by the Swiss Federal Office of Justice said the six FIFA officials have received millions of dollars over the years for crimes set up and organized from the US (the Boggart Blog bookies is refusing to take bets on Sepp Blatter being one of them), with American banks involved in the payments. The crimes reportedly go all the way back to the early 1990s.
“The bribery suspects – representatives of sports media and sports promotion firms – are alleged to have been involved in schemes to make payments to the soccer functionaries – delegates of FIFA and other functionaries of FIFA sub-organizations – totaling more than US$100 million,” the Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in a statement. “In return, it is believed that they received media, marketing, and sponsorship rights in connection with soccer tournaments in Latin America.
The US Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of New York is investigating these individuals on suspicion of the acceptance of bribes and kickbacks between the early 1990s and the present day, sources in the USA revealed.
In an update on the investigation, the Swiss Attorney-General’s office says electronic and other information and documents were seized from FIFA headquarters as part of the investigation.
I’m all for this, lets go back to the days when Saturday was football day and it was inconceivable that the entire Premiership programme would be cancelled because England had a midweek friendly match with Faroe Islands or somewhere.
Updates from Kent police say they have found no evidence ‘so far’ of malpractice but enquiries are ongoing. The police also confirmed that the complaint which launched the investigation was not made by UKIP.
It is thought the complaint arises from questions about why the South Thanet count was six hours late in beginning, a delay some sources speculate was due to several ballot boxes going missing en route to the count.
The story was given a comic elementby the gurning, idiotic posh boy Alistair (Al) Murray, whose protrayal of a working class pub landlord is surely the greatest insult to the English working class ever, and who had opposed UKIPs Nigel Farage, trying to claim that UKIP had attempted to rig the election themselves.
* CAGWARTS – Carbon – driven Anthropogenic Global Warming Alternative Reality Trolls.
I’ve had many arguments with the Warmageddonists, the people who have been saying that the ‘scientific consensus’ had agreed if we did not shut down all coal, oil and gas related activites (that is, just about all human activities except unprotected sex and sleeping) the earth was going to turn into a giant furnace and we would all burn.
Those of us audacious enough to ask when this was going to happen felt the horizon shifting. When the scaremongering first started, the deadline for frying was “after dinner”. Then it go to “Tomorrow …… or the day after tomorrow perhaps,” then “next year”, “before 2050,” and eventually “soon.”
Don’t you love that scientific precision.
The reason the Warmageddonists and CAGWARTS could not give a sensible answer of course was that the scientists were studying computer models of reality and worse, they were changing the fictitious data they put in when the algorithms did not give the answer they wanted. In the real world, rather than warming like a fire someone has dumped a few gallons of petrol on, the earth ws warming a tiny little bit, just as it always has.
What’s more while the Warmageddonists screamed “the science is settled” and insisted that “97% of scientists agree global warming is happening faster than the models predict and will wipe out man, beast and beetroot if we do not stop living NOW!
There was no such scientific consensus, the study cited as proof of it had falsified the figures by looking at a lot of climate studies and simly assuming any that did not specifically state climate change was NOT being caused by carbon dioxide emissions from human activity agreed with that proposition that it was.
In fact most of those studies did not even look for causes but at likely effects.
The purported but ridiculous derogatory term “climate deniers” was invented to belittle people intelligent enough to question the dodgy science on which the Warmageddon scare was based, although none f the sceptics had ever tried to deny that there is a climate (there are in fact many, depending on what part of the world you are in).
But all the while as the Warmageddionists screamed “scientific consensus and demanded a one million per cent tax be put on everything their puritanical left wing prejudices dictated was not polititically correct, sensible researchers were looking at many possible causes of the changes in climate that have happened in cycles for billions of years. Like this one:
Scientists: Orbital Variations Main Cause of Climate Change
Global warming theorists have taken yet another hit with a new study out of Denmark which demonstrates that variations in Earth’s orbit are the primary causes of climate change, and have been for at least the last 1.4 billion years.
Scientists from the University of Southern Denmark and the China National Petroleum Corporation investigated marine sediment from the Xiamaling Formation in China and determined that the sediment shows evidence that “the same orbital forcing that caused the climate to change 1.4 billion years ago is the underlying force behind global warming today,
The research, published in PNAS (Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United Stastes Of America), states: “There is a wealth of evidence pointing to dramatic short-term climate change on Earth over the last few million years. Much of this climate change is driven by variations of Earth’s orbit around the Sun with characteristic frequencies known as Milankovitch cycles.”
The fact that the research has been published exposes the lying nature of the Warmageddonist lobby. They have always argued that no respectable scientific journal would publish any research that did not support the consensus because “The Science Is Settled”.
Daily Stirrer finance expert looks at the latest tax avoidance scandal involving a billion dollar turnover corporation getting a free pass and a handout from the taxman on the same day as The Department Of Work and Pensions announces another crackdown on benefit fraud.
He wonders why the governments financial agencies are always to eager to go after small time tax avoidance (which is not actually illegal) and benefit fraud and yet year after year turn a blind eye to the blatant criminality of global corporations in their tax evasion techniques.
Just over a week ago we mentioned that the almost inevitable complaints about electoral fraud in the Scottish Independence Referendum were starting to emerge. There was plenty to arouse suspicion about the vote, not least the huge margin by which the No campaign won after waging the most inept election campaign ever and when the final opinion polls taken only a few days before the vote showed Yes and No almost inseaparable, momentum having been with the yes campaign for several months.
Still, I was happy the Scots were staying with us and so did not follow up on the early rumours. FFS, if the Scots had left the UK the price of Malt Whisky could have rocketed and Osborne might have decided deep fried Mars Bars are a luxury food and taxed them.
The story went quiet for a while but has now re-emerged in mainstream media, with American magazine Newsweek running a story about claims that thousands of uncounted yes votes have been found in a bin.
It’s no surprise that there are rumours of jiggery pokery when you consider what happening with referendums on EU integration in France, The Netherlands and Ireland and the hushed up allegations of widespread abuse of the postal votes system in British elections. There is now no such thing as a fair election in the free world, the war on democracy started with scaremongering propaganda and the invention of threats to national security but it looks as if there are no lenghs to which the establishment will not go to maintain control.
The powers that be were never going to allow the UK to break up, to do so would strengthen the claims of Catalonia and the Basque region in Spain, Corsica and the Languedoc in France and the Lombard League in Italy amonst others. Belgium would split in half and many other nation states would fragment.
The big push from the corporate / political complex is for ever bigger superstates, not the balkanisation of the entire planet. Civil disobedience is going to be the only answer.