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Brexit: Britannia Waives the Rules

Brexit: Britannia Waives the Rules

Brex­it after­math. In vot­ing to leave the Euro­pean Union, Britain has opt­ed to become anoth­er Nor­way. One of the most pros­per­ous and con­tent­ed coun­tries in the world, Nor­way does fine with its own laws, cur­ren­cy, and trade agree­ments, includ­ing a good one with the EU. It is hard­ly a bad mod­el.

Short-term Troubles Euro­zone par­tic­i­pa­tion (Wikipedia). BLUE: 19 EU mem­bers in the Euro­zone. YELLOW: EU mem­bers oblig­ed to join the Euro­zone (Bul­gar­ia, Croa­t­ia, Czech Repub­lic, Hun­gary, Poland, Roma­nia and Swe­den). PINK: EU mem­ber with euro opt-out (Den­mark). RED: EU mem­ber vot­ing to leave (UK). GREEN: Non-EU mini-states using euro with a mon­e­tary agree­ment (Andor­ra, Mona­co, San Mari­no, Vat­i­can City).…

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EU and Churchill’s Views

EU and Churchill’s Views

EU Enough! In debates about the EU (Euro­pean Union), and Britain’s June 2016 ref­er­en­dum opt­ing to leave, much mis­in­for­ma­tion was cir­cu­lat­ed on whether Churchill would be for “Brex­it” or “Remain.” The fact is, we don’t know, since no one can ask him.

Promi­nent­ly quot­ed in this con­text is a remark Churchill made to de Gaulle—at least accord­ing to de Gaulle—in Uni­ty, his 1942-44 war mem­oirs: “…each time we must choose between Europe and the open sea, we shall always choose the open sea.”

Nothing to do with the EU

War­ren Kimball’s Churchill and Roo­sevelt: The Com­plete Cor­re­spon­dence (III, 169), nice­ly clears up this quo­ta­tion.…

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