A tweet that arrived yesterday is well worth sharing – a short speech by a Spanish MEP on what, he considers, the EU is:
Yesterday I had to teach my students, in under 3 hours, what the EU was and why #Brexit was happening. It seemed like an impossible task. Then I found this MEP had done it in 2 minutes.
This is very important. Please watch and RT. pic.twitter.com/MCU5CkfTBk
— Polly Polak (@PolakPolly) May 5, 2018
Polly Polak works at Salamanca University and I rather agree with her sentiment.
The only thing not mentioned in the speech is Greek debt and that is clearly an elephant in the room. But in any alliance there will have to be compromises and there is more likelihood of influencing the Euro members when you are a member of the club that spawned the Euro rather than stomping off in disgust.
Brexit is undoubtedly a selfishly motivated move, yet if Britain does leave eventually, geography, at the very least, dictates that in the end it will have to come home.