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Yes, eonomic war. I really don't think that the brexiteers have quite realised that yet. Or, if they do, they cannot grasp the implications.

Underlying all their vainglorios blatherings has been the assumption of an equivalence of power between the EU and the UK. This is the real danger of their empire nostalgia, that they simply do not grasp the UK's (or more accurately, England's) reduced circumstances.

One of the great drivers of Britain wanting to join the Common Market during the 60s was the realisation at the top of government that a post-Empire Britain was failing. Despite the much vaunted 60s mythology of a country forged and re-tempering itself in the "white heat of the technological revolution", the UK was stagnant economically. Wiser heads back then knew we HAD to join with Europe or go under.

The UK is about to experience an economic nuclear winter through the stupidity and greed of political classes.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Oct 4th, 2019 at 11:24:44 AM EST
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