With the Brexit, a new historical situation arises. The European Union is dead as an avatar of Europe. What killed it were its policies, its institutions and its governments. Until now, we could say that the EU did not have a monopoly on Europe. Today we must say that the EU is disqualified as “being Europe”.
However the EU structure is not simply going to disintegrate, contrary to what the media and Eurocrats will purport in their bid to regroup and alarm. It will continue to fulfil its functions: deregulating, producing austerity, administering the interests of financial markets and free trade. To this end, negotiations with the UK government will seek to safeguard the interests of the business and financial communities. [Read more…]