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You could now add Ireland, Portugal and Spain to the list because the EU helped to free us from Fascist/Catholic rule, considerable poverty, and helped bring the Good Friday agreement about. Italy may want to leave the Eurozone but hardly the EU, and if Greece didn't leave over its treatment in the recent crisis, it probably never will.

The Visegrád Group of countries may be recalcitrant now but even they have to acknowledge that the EU helped to transform their living standards. I see their reactionary politics now in a way similar to Ireland's reactionary politics of the 1980's. They will get over it. Brexiteer hopes for a disintegration of the EU are misplaced or at least much exaggerated. They are about to experience just how hard the EU27 will try to stay united at the UK's expense.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jul 9th, 2018 at 09:44:31 PM EST
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