What the EU has learned from Brexit

This was Europe’s “Machiavellian moment”, the point at which a political order comes to terms with its own mortality.

It is striking how confidently, at times almost smugly, the EU is behaving in the Brexit turmoil. It exudes pride in its unity, consistency and sense of purpose, all of which contrast nicely with events at Westminster.

You could almost forget how insecure the continent felt on 24 June 2016, in the hours after the UK referendum result. During the campaign, at the request of 10 Downing Street, European leaders had done little but wait, watch and burn candles. Now, the future not...
source: New Statesman

2019-05-15 19:38
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