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Old 08.08.2018, 23:41
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Biggest problem was the UK never really "got Europe", never really got involved and never tried to drive positive changes.
The major parties had little interest in the MEP elections which was a good route to insert people into the system to drive change.

Consequently and sadly I doubt any UK government will have much interest to explore any new options.
I think UK couldn't have replaced France's importance on the continent anyway (at least culturally). And I don't think they needed to "get" Europe, or they wanted that.
Seriously, why should we meet other countries' or other people's expectations? In a way I like this old fashioned self-sufficiency.
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