Brexit: a warning sign

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Four days ago, on June 24th 2016, 51.9% of the United Kingdom’s citizens voted to leave the European Union while a significant 48.1% voted to stay. June 24th was a big day. A big day to grieve the EU…

We are now back to the situation pre-WW1 with all-powerful Germany, some ex-colonial powers trying to keep appearances and falling behind and the rest as spectators. The idea of a united Europe is not only idealist and brave, it is a practical solution to the greatest problem: the maintenance of international peace. Yet we are allowing to collapse. Perhaps time has come to consider the tragic consequences of a divided Europe in the midst of a rise of the far right.

My thoughts are with those that consider this a blow to European unity. Let’s hope politicians refuse to take this mistake any further.

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