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In UK's rust belt, Brexit rebellion here to stay

The town of Rotherham voted 68 percent in favour of Brexit, and six months on its residents believe they, and other areas hit by industrial decline, are now at the epicentre of a generational shift in politicsAs a driving force behind Brexit, the rust belt of northern England helped trigger an anti-establishment earthquake whose aftershocks travelled across the Atlantic, and its people are in no mood to back down. The town of Rotherham voted 68 percent in favour of Brexit, and six months on its residents believe they, and other areas hit by industrial decline, are now at the epicentre of a generational shift in politics. “It’s all a protest vote, you can see that in America with Trump getting in,” said Derik Cardow, a 72-year-old Brexit voter out shopping in a covered market in the centre of the Yorkshire town.

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