Nobody can tell exactly what Europe will look like after Brexit – the abstract little word that the media and politicians have been repeating without end – becomes reality.
At the point when about half of the votes were still to be counted, the markets had already felt the impact of the suspected decision of Brits to exit the EU and the pound weakened. But apparently more than half of British citizens did not deem the economic reality decisive.
In this referendum, myths prevailed over the argument that in the globalised world pondering a return to greater sovereignty of nation states is similar to a spoiled child that wants everything even though he cannot hold it all in his hands.
The slogans in the campaign change drastically now that they are confronted with reality. The Brits will soon find that there won’t be more jobs, migration won’t dramatically drop, and refugees won’t return to their war-stricken countries.
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