Brexit: The Globalist’s Top Ten Features
A selection of the most thought-provoking articles on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
April 15, 2019
Far from being merely a political decision, Brexit goes to the heart of British identity.
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Brexit is not so much about the UK’s relationship with the rest of Europe than it is about determining the nature and structure of the UK itself. | By Stephan Richter
How the deep forces of British history, from royalism and classism to nationalism and imperialism, combined to trigger the Brexit moment. | By Frank Vogl
Tory anti-Europeanism ended Margaret Thatcher, John Major, David Cameron and Theresa May. Who’s next? | By Denis MacShane
With Brexit, the British government remains depressingly out of touch with the world. | By Rupert Strachwitz
Sorting out political Brexit, economic and commercial Brexit as well as geopolitical Brexit. | By Denis MacShane
The EU is not a mono-directional train headed toward “ever closer union.” An “ever better union” might be more like it. | By Klaus Moessle
Britain appears to be abandoning core virtues – its ability to be ruthlessly wedded to a realistic pragmatism. | By Stephan Richter
The rush for a quick Brexit harms the UK’s own interests. It is an irrational basis for deciding the future of Britain. | By John Bruton
From Murdoch to Mercer, there are deep-pocketed billionaires around the world that want to see the EU emasculated, if not abolished. | By Rupert Strachwitz
Brexit is the UK equivalent of the United States launching the Iraq War: Noble intentions perhaps, but an utterly self-defeatist move. | By Stephan Richter