Did anyone catch see this article from @JORISLUIJENDIJK?

It's well worth reading, and in the light of what's going on with Airbus, BMW, JLR etc it shows that he was talking sense.

If the name sounds familiar it's because he is also the author of this absolutely superb article on the endemic problem in the collective psychology of England.

Maybe he has a point? Maybe the *England* doesn't belong in the EU?

Virtually all the national tabloids have blamed the EU for absolutely everything. They've vilified, slandered, and stoked hate towards Europe and (by extension) Europeans for decades.

People went out and bought that shit. Endorsed it.

It's not just that though.
I'm in my early 40s. For every Easter single bank holiday I can remember the BBC played The Great Escape. Or The Battle of Britain. Or The Dambusters. Or Colditz. Or Sink the Bismark! Or The Guns of Navarone. Or
I Was Monty's Double. Or Dunkirk (the old one).
This is also the prism through which a sizeable chunk of the English population see Europe. It isn't a continent of people like us, it's a bunch of silly countries at war with each other, littered with prison camps and barbed wire for Steve McQueen to jump over.
This is further reflected in the ludicrous idea, pretty prevalent among Brexiteers, that the United States is going to step in to help Britain the day after Brexit, contrary to all observable evidence.

This is English culture.

Millions of our fellow English are not seeing this entire mess as our country breaking treaties, international trade, and a series of mutually agreed regulatory alignments which allow the UK to thrive and feed itself.

They see this entire mess, almost literally, like this.
There is absolutely no way to reach them, explain things to them, logically talk them around, or change their minds.

We're not talking a few outliers either. We're talking literally millions of people who, if they were lightbulbs, would surpass EU low wattage directives easily.
I don't know a good answer to this. Maybe Mr Luyendijk is correct and the UK needs to be allowed to run away from home for a few days to see what it's really like outside. But I'm not seeing a way for Brexit to be halted while UK culture is so hostile towards it's neighbours.
But, right now, things are happening and contingencies are being activated. Major international businesses are saying - "final warning, you have literally days to act".

But the government continues to dither. The foreign secretary says, literally, "fuck business".
And throughout the rest of Britain, people who haven't read anything more complex than The Sun in their lives continue to think that USA/AUS/NZ/Canada (English speaking countries) are all going to line up to solve any problem that arises from this lunacy.
It won't, they won't. The world does not care about Britain. There is potential for severe difficulties including food and medicine shortages, civil unrest, a massive increase in crime, or a government crackdown on dissension.

It's time to make your own contingencies.
The best way to avoid Brexit, the surest way, is to get your arse the hell out of Britain.


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