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

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I am very uncomfortable at this prospect.
And you have every right to object to that prospect if that is your opinion. But if that is the case, why (and I'm not simply pointing the finger at you) argue points that realistically have nothing to do with this and appear to be invented only because you are unwilling to address your actual objections?

It's only then that you can really argue the topic. Of course, as a result it may also result in discovering why you might object and that may ultimately reveal motivations that you may not be happy to discover about yourself. Or that while your objections may have merit, the alternative is ultimately less attractive.

Of the latter, you should ask yourself this; the World is consolidating. Gone, or soon to go, are the days of the nation state as the players increasingly are becoming blocs and other 'superstates'. Splendid isolation is no longer a long term option and nation states are simply becoming small fry in a shrinking pool of larger fish. How long do you think European or, any, nation states will be able to continue and pull above their weight in this new order? And what happens when that is no longer possible and they can no longer become parter of larger blocs on their terms because they missed that boat?

Because when you can see the caravels on the horizon, it'll already be too late.
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