World News: Stay Tuned For The Next Episode of Brexit, a true British Soap

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The demonstrations of support for pro-European sentiment in London also testify to the fear felt by many Britons to find themselves alone in a world of competition in which Britain would be placed in a weak position.

 

Certainly, the serial Brexit never stops bouncing! This British soap, it is according to, holds the breath the whole continent to the point of becoming almost pathetic. Not that the demonstration that took place on March 23 in the streets of London is the example, far from it, it is mainly the logical and responsible consequence of a Brexit where procrastination is disputed with the blows of chins.


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Because to date, no one is able to say whether or not and especially when Britain will leave the European Union. The British government, wedged between the results of the referendum that validated democratically the exit of Britain, the Union European Union which has set its conditions and now the will of some to organize a new referendum to decide the fate of the country, must solve an impossible equation. And time is running out ...

Attachment and Fear

Yet, while dwelling on the causes of the present agitation, there is one that seems to emerge more than others. While the British have long been criticized for turning to the "open sea" in the words of Winston Churchill, it must also be stressed that today their attachment to the continent remains intact because even as they are excluded from the Customs Union, the Britain remains an essential partner.


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However, the reason that seems to be at the origin of this agitation is the fear of being alone. As defeat of the European Union, its structures, its benefits and its obligations, besides at the base of the referendum of June 2016, Britain would be left alone, ie no longer belonging to any massive economic group, likely to protect or support it as an economic partner that in the world today, through ferocious competition, would be extremely risky at best.

And the demonstrators who broke the London pavement on March 23 are naturally aware of this. What to do then? It will be difficult for the British government to deny the popular will out of the polls in June 2016 just as it will be fatal for the same government to leave the Union without agreement.

Not that an exit with a minimum agreement is the solution for the British but it is clear that the ideal solution does not exist. And any postponement, namely beyond the European elections, elections in which the British would participate in fact, would endorse without formally saying an exit in the short or medium term.

Cancellation and Suspicion

Another consequence is the weakening of Britain on the European stage, which would then have a hard time promoting its island principles and in particular its visceral attachment to the British Pound. The question then arises whether pro-European protesters have thought of this possibility among many others ...


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A postponement of Brexit or a cancellation outright would force Britain to opt for a low profile because by hypothetically finding its place in the European Union (up until April 12 it still occupies), this same place would be marked on the seal of mistrust.

An inextricable situation which finds its roots in the populist agitation of men like Nigel Farage or Boris Johnson, quick to their past hours, to conspire a European Union accused of all the evils but visibly lighter than those that the Brexit brings. Their silence is also the illustration of the limit of populist speeches capable of igniting the crowds but unable to manage the consequences.


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It is clear that the next few days will be decisive for the future of Great Britain as well as the European Union, which will emerge from this adventure because it will have remained faithful to its line of action, a major asset the Union is often scolded for its diplomatic weakness.

 

Bio: Olivier Longhi has extensive experience in European history. A seasoned journalist with fifteen years of experience, he is currently professor of history and geography in the Toulouse region of France. He has held a variety of publishing positions, including Head of Agency and Chief of Publishing. A journalist, recognized blogger, editor and editorial project manager, he has trained and managed editorial teams, worked as a journalist for various local radio stations, a press and publishing consultant, and a communications consultant.

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