On Britain and the European Union

I haven’t seen much of anything, from anyone, regarding the extremely volatile decision that is currently being weighed by Britain. I’d say it’s weird, but… Making the choice to leave the European Union is unparalleled, when thinking of the reach of probable catastrophe. Skipping over the economic disparity, there’s already a huge workforce issue in Britain regarding its inability to replace its aging workforce (a xenophobic-made issue which is prevalent in and currently weighs upon most European countries). That any large sect of the community could be looking at long-term unemployment because of this vote speaks to an ignorant and self-serving body of representatives.

 

Never have so many risked so much for so little.

I’m talking, of course, about Britain’s upcoming vote on whether to leave the European Union. So-called “Brexit” — get it, as in British exit? — would be the economic equivalent of quitting your job because you think you can get it back minus all the parts you don’t like. In other words, a fantasy. But, with apologies to Harry Potter, it might be Britain’s most popular one to the point that there’s a real, albeit slight, chance it could prevail in the June 23 poll. In which case, to extend this metaphor, Britain would be left out of work and out of friends. Indeed, Britain’s Treasury estimates it could send them into a recession costing as many as 500,000 to 800,000 jobs. (Max Cottle)

 

An apt analysis of this decision has been drafted.

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