Wiretap: Brexit leaders are backtracking on their promises

Damned lies

Shock: Now that Brexit is a real thing, its leaders are saying that all the stuff they promised would happen isn’t really going to happen. Via The Washington Post. Or, as The Guardian would put it: There are liars, and then there are Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.

Frayed lifeline

For many years, though many administrations, Britain has been America’s direct line to the continent. If that line is frayed, as it most certainly is, what happens? Via The New York Times.

Youth vote

If you want to know why so many young Brits feel betrayed by the Brexit vote, check out this quote cited by Vox.

Warning sign

Brexit is a warning to American conservatives, writes Matt Laslo in The Guardian.

Get it right

From The National Review, liberal cosmopolitans — you know who you are — have it wrong. Brexit is not about bigotry or xenophobia.

Brexit’s lesson

And from The New Yorker, the one thing that Brexit shows is that the liberal project is now basically an American project.

Pride and sorrow

The gay pride march in New York drew a crowd of well over a million, including a presidential candidate and the NYPD marching band playing “Y.M.C.A.” It was a celebration of the progress made in gay rights and a mournful tribute to the 49 killed in Orlando. Via The New York Times.

Turning red

If Michigan and Pennsylvania are the key states for Trump to turn red if he’s going to win, then why isn’t Clinton’s early campaign focusing on either one? Via The Washington Post.

Heating up

Now things are really getting serious. George Will says he has left the Republican Party, or the Republican Party has left him, over Trump. Via The New York Times.

Polling problems

Skewed: A new Washington Post/ABC News poll has Clinton with a 12-point lead over Trump. Now is as good a time as any to remind everyone not to put too much faith in a single poll. The Real Clear Politics average of polls has Clinton leading by 6.7 points. Via ABC News.

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