I have just encountered (Brexiter) Professor Richard Werner’s tweet that:
Brexit – how bad can it be? Must be worst to leave the EU for a small country entirely dependent on much larger neighbours. So think about the world’s smallest state, the Vatican. Could it survive if it suddenly exited from the EU? Surely not! Wait a minute, it never even joined!
Every Catholic I’ve ever encountered gives money to the Catholic Church and thus the Vatican.
I know Brexitism is a sort of religion but I confess I never really imagined that they considered that their chosen way was simply for them to receive money from their numerous adherents.
At least we know now that religious giving is the way out.
Let us hope they give frequently and often – because I’m not a believer…
Meanwhile we have another tweeter rather confused, much like the rest of us, as to how exactly we are supposed to consider the Civil Service’s conclusions on ‘No Deal’ Brexit (click to enlarge)
I consider Richard Werner’s reference specious. The Vatican has never been part of anything international, except itself. It doesn’t trade. It exists because Italy so permits it.
Britain by contrast trades and needs to as otherwise it will slowly starve.
It is therefore dependant on the the greater or lesser kindness of strangers.
But the Catholic faith is worldwide – by definition.
We have fervently to hope, that in the event of a No Deal Brexit there are enough of those of the, obviously worldwide, Brexiter faith who are staunchly in favour of ‘Global Britain’ to just keep on giving…