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What is the goal of UK gov which EU secession impedes?
What is the goal of EU gov which UK secession from the EU impedes?
Every "problem" is defined by a desirable future state of conditions (some set of tangible and intangible properties produced by human industry). And, no, alleviating all human suffering does not satisfice for an thoughtful answer on either account, in lieu of obvious pretexts as well as concrete, historical performance.
Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
Inchoate rejection of the transnational project is a necessary and sufficient explanation for the state of the UK herd mind. I suspect that May has done as well as anyone might, in articulating a political translation of that.
It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue
- Queen Elizabeth II
The UK press and establish will bloviate as they wish and most in the EU will cease to pay attention or care. The two sides will drift apart, and any number of flash points will accentuate the process.
I do not rule out a trade war and military incidents around Gibraltar. Trump will cast his glowering gaze and dirty fingerprints over all. If BoJo becomes PM the EU will even lose the will to talk.
Everyone will simply hunker down and await the formation of a sane government in Westminster, and they could be waiting a long time. Scotland could well vote for independence, and N. Ireland for unity, but it will not be an easy transition.
If the EU were to thrive while the UK stagnates - or worse spirals into chaos - the stupidity of Brexit will become apparent to all, and the remedy obvious; But my fear is that the EU, too, will stagnate and ossify. There will be very few silver linings to encroaching storm clouds on offer.
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As for the Little Englanders griping about EU plots, meh, who cares?
Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
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