You can check out any time you like, but can you ever leave?
Like you, I guess, we are very pleased to finally have got Brexit, despite the perfidy of our own politicians trying to overturn the result of the 2016 Referendum. Those such as Soubry, Grieve, Swinson, Bercow, and Wollaston are now history, political footnotes of interest only to political anoraks, swallowed by well-deserved obscurity. And good riddance.
Had the EU brought jobs and prosperity, one can understand why it might be popular. But for many countries, it simply brought misery, and more will be leaving in time. Try clicking on this link to see the cracks widening.
I recall a 2016 documentary by Katya Adler, BBC Europe Correspondent. She travelled around the EU, reporting back on the mood of different countries. She visited Southern Italy (don’t recall the exact location) and reported: “There was a FIAT factory here for 30 years. Now it lies silent and abandoned. I spoke to an ex-worker who told me he didn’t expect to get another job, and thought his son probably wouldn’t either. FIAT moved the factory to Poland because workers were cheaper there.”
The oddest thing is that one would have expected the Left (particularly in Italy but also here in Britain) to realise the EU is a Globalist big-business affair where money talks. The Left wibble on about “worker’s rights” but cannot see that the EU is a protectionist racket where the bottom line is Money and only Money. If French workers get uppity, the firm can relocate to Slovenia or Poland or anywhere within the Union. And of course, the EU is undemocratic because you can’t vote it out. Forget the elected MEPs… dummies posed in the shop-window, lacking real power. The real decisions are made in secret, and the MEPs are then given a list of how to vote in every session.
It’s been said before, but Brussels is like Hotel California, where: “You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.”
Britain bucked that rule. You can leave. They just make it damned difficult. Thank God we never joined the Euro.