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Old 07.07.2016, 15:40
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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" the outcome is going to lead to a more sensible and democratic EU " So what? UK will no longer be a member?
It will be better for everybody in the EU (assuming it still continues to exist).

I think there's almost universal agreement that the EU as-is was not satisfactory and reform was required.

And almost universal agreement that reform was never going to happen without a triggering event.

The Brexit vote was that event. It remains to be seen whether it is enough to provoke real change that addresses the concerns of many Europeans, or in fact, whether it will be seized upon to push forward more federalism.

I already said before that a Brexit could be better for the EU than for the UK.
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