“Brexit, for all its drama, was merely a warning. The basic demand is for a moderation of the centralizing tendencies, unchecked immigration, runaway political correctness & metastatic government that have characterized the West in these last decades”

PJ MEDIA
Forget the Lifeboat, It’s the Iceberg that Counts
by Richard Fernandez
June 24, 2016

Within 24 hours of the Brexit victory its disruptive effects made many argue it was a mistake; that it would not be long before a repentant Britain was pushing its face against the cold glass doors of the Euro cafe, wistfully eyeing the delicacies now out of its foolish reach. Yet others have argued in the same breath it would be Europe with its face pressed against the glass, longing the other way round….It’s a fair bet that there’ll always be an England.  Less certain is whether there will always be an EU, a fact of which the public will be reminded when Putin’s adventures, rising bond rates and refugee flows creep back into the news.  As soon as the focus returns to why the UK bailed in the first place the proper sympathy will shift from the poor Britons in a flimsy rowboat to Europeans still trapped on the Titanic. As Ross Douthat observed in Twitter: Brexit is not the disaster. The disaster is what they’re rowing from. READ MORE

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