The European Union is a horrible, stupid project. The idea that unification would create an economy that could compete with China and be more like the United States is pure garbage. What ruined China, throughout history, is the top-down state. What made Europe great was the diversity: political and economic. Having the same currency, the euro, was a terrible idea. It encouraged everyone to borrow to the hilt.
These imbeciles pathologizing people who did not vote the way the IYI (Intellectual-Yet-Idiots) elite wants them to.
The Brexit referendum result has been a shock to all those people, who I think on the whole are well intentioned, who cannot believe that the people should be confronted with black and white choices about future directions for their society and country.
I cite Oban’s comments, more fully exposed in a comment to a previous post of mine, as an exemplar of this point of view.
[Oban speaking] I am of the view that this was just the kind of complex, layered, and divisive issue that is not appropriate for a referendum, and many people on both sides of the issue will regret the choice for reasons that were not evident in the making of their referendal choices.
Martin Schulz, the president of the EU parliament, led the call for formal exit talks to be launched as early as Tuesday. “We expect the British government to deliver now,” he told Germany’s Bild am Sonntag. “The summit on Tuesday is the appropriate moment to do so.”