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Old 18.01.2017, 00:32
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

The things the EU calls "principles" are really "ideals". At some point, a value judgement has to be made based on pragmatism vs. ideals. In a conceptual discussion, one can afford to stick to ideals for as long as it doesn't touch reality. But when it come to a value proposition in reality, then one makes a decision between pragmatism and ideals.

My point is, this can get to a point where there is a real value proposition between a pragmatic solution and an idealistic one. It will be a totally different discussion at that point.

FMOP is causing a lot of problems for the EU. At the moment, they can hold that off at the conceptual level. But when it starts causing problems at the level of reality, it will look rather foolish for them to not reconsider it.
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