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Bill Clinton famously had a sign in his Little Rock campaign headquarters saying "it's the economy, stupid". But if Brexit has taught us anything, there is enough stupidity out there to make large numbers of people make decisions against their own financial and economic self interests.

It may not be in the economic interest of the EU and UK to be at loggerheads, but it may be in the political interest of their elites to maintain that impasse to ensure the political stability of their respective unions - and their position of leadership within them).

Why else has the UK elite been ranting at the EU for the past 40 years, blaming it for all manner of ills that have much more to do with UK government policies and actions than the EU?

Expect a future, perhaps more insecure, EU leadership to blame the UK for all manner of shortcomings in their own leadership and performance. Brexit has been a godsend distraction for the the elites on both sides, distracting from austerity, inequality, and incompetence all round.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 21st, 2019 at 10:47:25 AM EST
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These days domestic politics BEGINS at the border.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Nov 23rd, 2019 at 04:59:58 PM EST
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