We might mock Trump and his wall, and how bad what he's doing is, but, honestly, Brexit is no different. I'm compiling a list of the similarities and differences between Trump's Border Wall that separates Mexico from the U.S.A, and Brexit - Britain leaving the E.U - separating themselves.
These are a few:
- They both divide countries, families and nations
This really is a quite obvious similarity, because as I've stated before, Trump's Wall divides Mexico from America, and Brexit divides Britain from the countries in the E.U.
How can you turn your back to somebody who is hungry? And just close your borders, saying "No, don't come, you can't, and we don't want you". There is a saying that goes, "How can you sleep when your neighbour is hungry?". How can these leaders, who have everything; power, money etc. represent whole countries, and disregard people's opinions?
- Both Americans and British people have mixed views - some regret, and some don't
Press this link for a video the BBC made that I found quite interesting.
"A year after they cast their vote for President Trump, voters in Florida are reassessing their choice. The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan caught up with them." is the caption. Basically, Rajini Vaidyanathan (the reporter) spoke to some voters about their choice, and what they voted. A year later, and the reporter talks to them again. Three different people, Three different types of voters; Sandra, who doesn't regret her vote at all; a "die-hard" supporter; Holis, who "has problems with his governing", but would probably vote for him again, and says that the only reason she voted for Donald Trump was because the whole country would be pushed to globalism*; and Ally, who changes her mind on a day-to-day basis (but mostly says she in fact wouldn't "back" or vote for him again).
With Brexit, I know many people who do regret voting to Leave, and some who are fully happy with their decision. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a video relating to Brexit like the one above.
- Brexit and Trump's Wall are both leaving cultures and countries that have been together for a long time
For example, Britain joined the E.U on the 1st January 1973 - about 46 and a half years ago now (since it's 2019, 2019-1973. Thank me for the maths later). So they are leaving 46.5 years worth of... friendship, if you will. We've traded, and visited, but now we can't (or at least it will be really hard to).
"Since the late nineteenth century during the regime of President Porfirio Díaz (1876–1911), the two countries have had close diplomatic and economic ties." This statement refers to Mexico and the U.S of A. You can see, it really is a long time, and a lot must've happened during that time.
Again, these are a few:
- I like to think Trump's Wall won't happen, although Brexit might
This statement is the most controversial (well, the only) topic I've mentioned on this list. Some may argue; meaning some may say, "No, Trump's Wall will happen, but Brexit won't"- either way, it's a difference.
In the political arena, people don't have much confidence in Trump (some had no choice but to vote for him. I'm relating to Hollis, who didn't want America to be "pushed" into globalism*). So far, at least Theresa May seems like quite a decent person; trying to deal with the issue pushed upon her. Brexit wasn't May's decision, though it was entirely Trump's to build the "Big, Beautiful Wall" of his.
- Brexit divides many countries, whereas Trump's Wall will only divide the American continent, and Mexico
Brexit stands for Britain-Exit. Britain will exit the EU, and its 28 countries. On the contrary, Trump's Wall will only divide the American Continent, and Mexico, like I've said before. Do you think this makes Brexit more important than Trump's Wall, since it affects more than one country?
- Brexit has more social, financial and political effects globally
The header really just explains itself; I don't think there's any need for further explanation.
Trump's Wall and Brexit both have their shares of similarities, and differences. To be perfectly honest, they are both really quite similar (although they have their differences), and both have elements of unfairness in them. I thoroughly enjoyed re-searching this, and will put a couple of links below that I used.
Links: (just click them)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico%E2%80%93United_States_relations (I quoted the first bit of the paragraph)
*This is a tricky word, so here's the definition:
Globalism - the operation or planning of economic and foreign policy on a global basis.