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Old 02.08.2016, 16:28
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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"some keep claiming that won't happen, that they can't be that unreasonable and childish." Unfortunately the way the EU is organised it only requires one to be "unreasonable and childish" to change the whole context; sadly there is no possibility in such a case for "the adults to step in".
The only possibilities are for a bigger carrot or bigger stick to be found.
Not sure if the sarcasm behind my choice of words came thru. So to make sure I'm not misunderstood:
That's not childish, it's using a situation to one's advantage - nothing good or bad, just a fact of life. Like, for instance, Spain demanding common rule over Gibraltar. And that is exactly the duty of any representative, politician or not. From that follows that noone's in the position of an adult, though as you say perhaps someone in a possession of a big carrot or a frightening stick may decide to step in and make use of it.
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