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Financial Times: Brexit is teaching Britain its true place in the world:

The philosophy of Brexit was that, freed of EU constraints, the UK would take its rightful place in the world. This is indeed what is happening, but alas that place is not as the great power of their imagination.

And meanwhile the British establishment simply refuses to learn the lesson.

by IdiotSavant on Mon Nov 5th, 2018 at 10:27:33 PM EST
nobody learns lesssons when their paychecks depends on not learning it. The UK elite are going to do very nicely indeed out of brexit, cos it's all designed that way.

they're tories, they don't give a shit about the rest of us or the country. Just their own personal bank balance


keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Nov 5th, 2018 at 10:54:14 PM EST
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Can I register a formal objection to the abuse of the word "elite" in that sentence? The best and the brightest they're not.

A small number of Brexiteers may benefit in the short-term. The wider Establishment is going to get fucked though.

It's quite clear that they don't understand the consequences of their actions in any time frame: it was being reported yesterday that May and her circle were surprised to find that a customs union with the EU would require adherence to assorted EU standards to avoid a race-to-the-bottom, something which would have been entirely obvious to pretty much anyone hanging around ET.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 12:20:17 PM EST
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Let's review history.
The so-called elite are not "the best and the brightest" as they say.

In truth, they are the ones with the guns.

Please make a note of it.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 01:31:37 PM EST
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I thought that the phrase "best and brightest" came from David Halberstam's book about the origins of the Vietnam war, and so was meant ironically from the start. So it would apply perfectly to the Brexiters.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 01:39:22 PM EST
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case closed

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 01:49:29 PM EST
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it was being reported yesterday that May and her circle were surprised to find that a customs union with the EU would require adherence to assorted EU standards to avoid a race-to-the-bottom

LMAO

Thanks, I needed a good laugh today.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 05:15:23 PM EST
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