The ways in which the EU can put pressure on a UK that is going rogue are very limited — and potentially vast at the same time.
Compared to the extreme disunity and cynicism that rules the U.S. political process, the decision-making process of the EU27 is a sea of calm and rationality.
When the Tories’ partying is over, the UK will realize it has little choice but to coordinate with its EU neighbors.
The post-Brexit EU may look ever more like the kind of EU many Britons had wanted it to be.
The lessons that the EU will – hopefully – draw from Brexit should give it a good chance to weather other storms.
Boris Johnson would face a specific handicap in his talks with Brussels. The desire to grant him any concession is virtually zero.
Even in case of a hard Brexit, the UK would probably end up having to accept most of the Withdrawal Agreement.
Many on the continent may now see an orderly “velvet” Brexit as the least bad among the realistic outcomes.
As a million people march, Britain drops deeper into the Brexit black hole.
Any final Brexit deal will come with a lot of cherry picking.
But it will be EU that will do the picking – not the UK.