Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
I understand the logic and feelings behind your comments above, but there are two sides to the Brexit equation and I doubt the EU would ever consider letting the UK back in after all that has happened. If you leave, it will be for good, come what may, and post Brexit relations may not even be very close or friendly if it ends up being a no deal Brexit. The UK may not become the North Korea of Europe (Gordon Brown), but it will come to be seen as a Trojan horse for a hostile USA in Europe.

So yes, there may be a crisis of political legitimacy if the UK stays in, but that problem may be more fixable than trying to reverse Brexit once Britain has left...

Index of Frank's Diaries

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat May 18th, 2019 at 08:59:29 PM EST
[ Parent ]
The UK has  always been America's trojan horse, at least since thatcher.

We are the ones who spread the neoliberal poison. We are the ones who always put little blocks and impediments in every useful regulatory initiative. We were the ones preaching the US prosperity gospel in Brussels.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun May 19th, 2019 at 07:13:54 AM EST
[ Parent ]
The UK may not become the North Korea of Europe (Gordon Brown), but it will come to be seen as a Trojan horse for a hostile USA in Europe.
It may well become like Belarus, an authoritarian satellite of Russia outside the Council of Europe's Convention on Human Rights.

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
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 21st, 2019 at 02:34:53 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Occasional Series