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No, Britain is not wondering “What is the EU?”

Everybody but me is stupid? That's exactly what I've always thought!

There are a bunch of articles around the internet implying that on the day of the EU referendum (link to read if you don’t know what that is), a significant proportion of UK voters were not even sure what the EU is. The articles are very convenient, because I for one love to be shocked at the ignorance of others.

Here’s one article, which is representative of the others I’ve seen: After Brexit Vote, Britain Asks Google: ‘What Is The EU?’  That’s from NPR, but there are many others. The Washington Post, Ars Technica, Vox, Metro, CNet, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, News.Com.Au, and on and on. I had to go 10 pages into a Google search before they started to thin out. And of those 100+ sites running with this story, only one that I could find, GeekTime, questioned it. I’m going to go deeper. Continue reading