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Once Article 50 is triggered
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I note that the assumed and approved EU position has become win-lose rather than win-win, which is rather depressingly stupid.
I find the idea of Brexit stupid and depressing and and symptom of the EU's failures. Meanwhile it's become an occasion for EU nationalism and "kick the Brits!"
How I hate nationalism.
That isn't schadenfreude or EU nationalism, it simply hoping for a better future for all the people of the EU, or at least those who wish to remain part of it. As for the UK, I wish them all the best too. I just think they have made a serious mistake...
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Theresa May will probably let the process grind on to an unsatisfactory conclusion and then call an election or referendum on the outcome of the negotiations - all the while praising the efforts of her negotiators and blaming EU intransigence. Yes, this is speculation. YMMV. Predicting war is easy, but doesn't make it any less likely. I appreciate your criticisms, but perhaps you would like, some day, to give a positive view on something.
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So is some sort of face-saving operation for the UK (which would, if it was anti-immigrant, fit nicely into the agenda of a lot of EU leaders).
A positive view? Maybe after we have a nice little war people will be moderately sensible for a generation or two. How's that?
So far, the EU has won a bit. The foul little agreement Cameron extracted from the European Council in February is null and void. And good riddance to that.
A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
the assumed and approved EU position has become win-lose
How could it be otherwise? There is no win-win solution to this, either the UK or the EU will come out defeated to some degree of this process. There is no path leading simultaneously to a gentle exit and a deepening of the Union.
If the UK never triggers Article 50, then the EU wins. And perhaps the UK loses the least...
You might find me At The Edge Of Time.
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