« The UK might have opened Pandora's box toward its decline. | Main | Who is Peter Hitchens? »

Brexit is great news for the rest of the EU

"For decades British governments have played a double game: getting all the benefits of EU membership while opting out of its burdens, in the meantime undermining and even blackmailing the club from within. All of this is now over."
"If they are ever to become functioning and legitimate democratic entities, the EU and the eurozone must reform dramatically. In some cases this means the return of certain powers at regional or national level – all too often “European cooperation” has become homogenisation and needless centralisation. In other cases we may decide to invest more powers at European level if this strengthens its democratic nature and increases our power versus the corporate lobby."
"These days global banks and other multinationals operate on a European level while politics still take place on a national level. The consequence is that big corporations can play off one European country against the other in a regulatory race to the bottom, demanding ever lower if not downright homeopathic tax rates."
Brexit is great news for the rest of the EU

This article gives us perspectives that go beyond nationalism and xenophobia. The writer, whose name is Joris Luyendijk, thinks that Brexit is great news for the rest of the EU. You don't have to be pessimistic.

P.S.
I talked with a friend from Australia, who is my English teacher, about Joris Luyendijk's proposals(decentralization at regional and national level and control of TNCs on a European level). He commented that this is easier said than done.

|

« The UK might have opened Pandora's box toward its decline. | Main | Who is Peter Hitchens? »

Society」カテゴリの記事