Brexit Week

So, what is the status of Brexit which will happen on 31 January? To be honest, I think it’s pretty foggy, but it is happening at last. It’s an interim arrangement, but Boris insists it will be finalized by the end of the year. Good, in my opinion, although it should have happened about 3 years ago. Best I’ve seen on it is from Alex Christoforou on The Duran, here’s some of it.

[…]The main significance is this: getting liberal/globalist elites to respect democratic outcomes even if they don’t like them. This is an important precedent.

That is indeed a critically important result.

Despite “Remoaner” hysteria, leaving the EU is not the end of the world either. I’m sure Britain will be able to get on fine outside the EU and indeed both the British and the Continentals have strong incentives to get along. Perhaps Britain will reinvent itself as a global tax haven. After all, Europe’s share of global GDP has been rapidly declining over the past decades.

In fact, it is pretty much the only market in the world that is.

Britain’s departure is a major economic blow to the EU. Brexit will leave a €7.5-billion hole in the EU budget, Britain being the biggest contributors besides the Germans. Britain was one of the EU’s few dynamic major economies (along with Germany and, to a more limited extent, France) and the only one with a semi-serious tech sector. The bloc will be reduced to 450 million inhabitants and will become a distant third in terms of GDP behind China and the United States of America.

Britain is the 5th largest economy in the world, the EU will notice its absence.

Brexit happening seems a good time to recall a farsighted Frenchman who predicted that none of this would work: Charles de Gaulle. President de Gaulle twice vetoed Britain’s candidacy to join the then-European Economic Community (EEC), causing an uproar in Atlanticist circles.

De Gaulle had long thought that the so-called “Europeanists” were not sincere and/or coherent in their claim to be building a strong and independent federal Europe. He said in a May 1962 press conference:

France’s proposals [on Europe] have raised two objections, which incidentally are perfectly contradictory even though they are presented by the same people. . . . These critics tell us: “You want to create a Europe of nations, while we want to create supranational Europe.” As if a simple phrase were sufficient to confound these powerfully established entities that are the nations and the States. And then, these same critics simultaneously tell us: “England has submitted its candidacy to join the [European] Common Market. So long as they are not in, we won’t be able to do anything political.”

And yet, everyone knows that England, as a great State and a nation true to itself, will never consent to being dissolved in some utopian construct.

Prescient words!

Indeed they are, and yes, England has been the driver of Brexit.

Of course, Yes, Minister covered this.

Anyway, Britain’s departure from the European Union opens the way for the Continentals to try, a bit more earnestly, to create a truly sovereign and independent “European Europe.” This is not an absurd ambition. London was in some ways Europe’s only top-tier “global city.” Paris, Berlin, and Brussels really are secondary nodes. There’s a charmingly provincial quality to European politics which must be preserved. While in the Anglosphere Jews and Asians have massively displaced White Gentiles among their cultural and economic elites, the same is not really true in Continental Europe, certainly outside of France. Time will tell.

I think he’s using the British usage of Asians here, from South Asia, not eastern Asia as we usually do in the US. But I think he has a point, and the video at the link makes it stronger.

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13 Responses to Brexit Week

  1. audremyers says:

    Another outstanding article. Thank you for your work.

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  2. the unit says:

    Heck, Atlanticist, Europeanist, Nationalist, Exitist, Remainist, just ixt or even a it.
    I was an adoles-cent (and worth every penny) in the fifties and from watching Movietone news at the picture show I thought I liked de Gaulle. I really liked Maurice Chevalier. But what did I know? I thought David Niven was French, and still did ’til I just looked it up. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      I do rather like de Gaulle. He had his faults, but was an honest man, and even a devout one, with pretty clear vision. Jess once said she thought it came from being an outsider all his life, I think she had a strong point.

      Chevalier was good. Niven was a Brit, I presume. 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        Yep, a Brit he was according to Wiki. Fr. Robert was my expert source as to where names came from. He clued me in that Varnell (my maternal grandmom) was of English.
        Beats me though as to how Niven comes from the Scottish Gaelic Mac Cnaimhin.
        Oh well, I know who “The Donald” is. 🙂

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  3. the unit says:

    Golly gee, I been stuck on a quote from a fiction story I’ve been reading now since yesterday. Sums up what the demented left will do to accomplish their ill will.
    “Oh, I know perfectly well, Guzmán. I have sacrificed the lives of true patriots to make certain I have sent the soul of one damned traitor to burn in hell.”
    Well, a false or fake premise, but still their leftist misguided fervor.
    This guy blew up a boat load of friends to have his will done to get rid of one who was against him who he didn’t know for sure who he was (to save you lots of reading).
    Now this evening going to finish the rest of the story to see what (fictionally) happens to this guy.
    Interesting story book, already lots of good guys already died. ‘Final Bearing’.
    I’ll let you know. Well, in a week or two just in case you want to read for yourself 🙂

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