I hope the result of today's referendum is that the UK leaves the European Union. A British exit from the E.U. makes sense as part of an overall push toward constitutional reform in the direction of decentralization and more strictly limited government. I still expect that the Leavers will win the referendum partly because I think a lot of them will be betting on Remain to win as a kind of "insurance" against losing.
However, there isn't sufficient public support for the broader struggle to liberalize Britain and restrict and decentralize political power, and of course there is still the worry that I could be wrong and that the referendum result will actually be a win for the Remain campaign by a narrow margin. If that is the case then I will be especially disappointed as I discovered some months ago, much to my irritation, that I was ineligible to vote because I hadn't registered for either of the two general elections that took place in England when I would have been eligible (the 2001 election and the 2005 election both of which Labour won by large majorities and in both of which I would have been registered in safe Labour seats).
I can't help but think there is something not quite right about that.