a reply to: osoespacialpoco
The EU is a like a team, you cannot be out of the team and still reap the benefits.
Either you are in the team and share (the good and badsides) or out.
Now, if EU is letting UK leave the EU while still keeping the good sides, then many separatists (Catalunya, etc.) will try and follow, and EU will
UK is not forced to stay in the EU.
Actually UK parliament voted to leave the EU, kicked off article 50. EU told UK, once you kick off article 50, there is no going back.
Right now, if UK has still not left the EU, it is because the British PM does not get an OK to go from UK parliament, regarding the agreement she
negotiated with EU.
As far as EU is concerned, UK is gone.
As an EU citizen, I would prefer UK to stay in the EU. We are stronger together.
But OK, UK's choice if they want to leave.
EU is not forcing UK to stay.
What also happens is that more and more British people realize that the promise golden times following Brexit are not showing up.
Quite the opposite actually:
Honda is closing its plant in Swindon, Nissan will not bring the next X-Trail model to its Sunderland plant.
Ford mentioned they will have to pull out some production from the UK. Same goes for Airbus.
And regarding democracy, all British citizens who were living outside the UK for 15 years or more were not allowed to vote for the Brexit
referendum... not really democratic when a country starts to choose who gets to vote...
My personal understanding of the Brexit (just my opinion here) is that it all started with Cameron looking for the UKIP support, so that he would get
more power. Except the referendum backfired.
And the pro-Brexit politicians (Jonhson, Farage) had absolutely no clue what it would take and what it would mean for the UK.
They have also been caught lying.
And now there is a sort of deadlock, of no-position, of foggy situation, because T. May is still trying to increase her power, not really knowing what
to do about Brexit.
Last point, which saddens me most, what happens to the Ireland / N. Ireland border?
It took more than 30 years to come together and agree on a peace deal.
EU is proposing to keep the border outside of N.Ireland, to avoid war again.
T. May, who needs the support from the NI unionists, is fully rejecting this solution, and is pushing for a border between Ireland and NI...