Why did working class English voters support Brexit?

Let’s not forget that only England and Wales had a slight majority for Leave.

And that is telling, as the deep issues within our post-industrial society apply where coal mining and commodity industry used to reign. When those became obsolete for our level of development, and rightfully closed, successive governments wilfully neglected to do anything significant about the former workers. Instead, a bewildering array of ineffective — and very costly — welfare mechanisms grew to keep the disadvantaged dependent on government aid. The weight of…