Registered On: September 7, 2015
NATO has kept the peace when dealing with outside threats like Russia. The EU has allowed countries within its sphere of influence to iron out issues diplomatically. It’s because of this why it has a very strong contingent of support among the Europeans themselves, who recognise this as preferential to what was before.
Somehow I doubt Russia are quivering in their boots about the threat of the UK leaving the EU. In fact they see it as a benefit, which is why RT and their disinfo outlets were very much in favour of it. Do I think the EU is enough? No, I think it can do more, but it’s better for the EU states to be unified through such than as a ragtag group without the same influence when dealing with Russia and China. I never said it was the only thing, but those who see the world in a black and white lens might do, because it’s easier to portray opponents’ views as simplistic when no charity is given.
Yeah, yeah, we all heard the same guff about the withdrawal agreement; only a year later the same voices were telling us how we needed to break international law because it was so crap.
Anyone who thinks this deal is cemented in stone forever is in denial. Like I say, it is set for a refresh in five years time, in accordance with the EU (because it is reliant on them), so there will be more chatter and this will be about whether we should seek narrower or closer ties with the EU. And no referendum from roughly 10 years prior to that should be used as a means to shut down how we pursue our relationship, because this is a democracy, not a dictatorship where everything is set in stone and is unable to be questioned.
As for the debates over the union, it will have to factor in the sheer disregard Brexiters have held it, but I suspect they won’t accept any responsibility. Conservatives are the party which believes in personal responsibility when it’s not them who has to take responsibility for at least part of it.