Will the decision to leave the EU hurt Britain more than Brussels?
The vote to Leave was mainly a protest vote. It was the vote of people who hated “Brussels” and the European Union, but hated London and the international financial system just as much. The black irony of this is that it is precisely the social category of working-class protest voters who are likely to suffer when Britain loses the privileged access it currently has to the EU’s single market.
Europe will be profoundly changed by the decision of the British to leave the European Union.
The UK referendum is a once-in-a-generation issue, whose impact any British citizens under forty will experience for the rest of their lives.
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Underlying the referendum on the UK’s EU membership is a simmering English nationalism that cannot be ignored—whatever the result of the vote.
German politicians including Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble are using thinly veiled threats to try to keep Britain in the EU. That approach is unlikely to work.
A new survey shows that the EU’s big member states want to transfer more powers from Brussels back to national capitals.
A British exit from the EU would confirm Germany’s dominance in the bloc. But it is that dominant position that Berlin does not want and cannot exercise.
Whether or not the UK votes to leave the EU on June 23, the referendum will have serious consequences for the whole union.