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On the day when US Supreme Court failed to support the Immigration cause, we are essentially hearing a 'war cry' by anti-immigration forces in Western countries. Not only UKIP will try to build on this success; National Front in France, AfD in Germany and Donald Trump in USA, all will be emboldened to ratchet up the pressure further. The only potent force to take on this wave of anti-immigration will be a Democratic nominee in USA November 2016 election. In either case, it will be a long, long road before this fever of 'anti-immigration politics' will cool down. Western Societies, with their 'winner take all' Capitalism, have become incapable of solving existential problems in places like Syria, Iraq and Africa which all result in waves of immigration. There is no political will in Western Societies to help address problems outside their border - either by 'boots on ground' or by 'currency'. These societies are becoming 'inward', wanting to play 'mercantile games' rather than open, global trade promoting societies.
EU itself did not help here by being heavy-handed and ignoring what common Europeans needed in their day to day life. Brexit empowers 'centrifugal forces' in EU which will have harder time to stay together. Persistent doubts about EU's ability to solve problems of common Europeans will be raised from time to time. Unless Germany learns from the viseceral reaction of Brexit; there is much less chance of EU remaining intact in coming years.
Whether EU remains strong or not, meanwhile Scottish sentiments of independence are going to be inflamed and quite possibly we will see the demise of UK as well. Brexit was thought to be unthinkable, but it happened. Similarly, UK as a single entity may seem like an immutable country; but who knows Scotland could unbind itself making it harder and harder for UK to retain it's global stature. Chances of London Financial Sector scattering to continental Europe and other places are high. With weaker political muscle, it would even hardly justify UK's position in UNSC too. Dominoes are going to fall, in the process making Uncle Sam loosing it's trusted ally, making Vladimir Putin happy and in general making things harder globally for any kind of 'united action'.
When 'institutions fail' to live up to people's expectations consistently; in the end people throw those institutions and try to gamble on something new. That is what we are witnessing in Brexit; just compounding misery all over the world for those who wanted to 'build upon' the current global governance foundation.