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The Brexit is a classic example of a referendum with a zero sum loss at least in the immediate future. There is little to rejoice over and ultimately there will be no winners, only losers. We elect politicians mostly because we trust that at critical junctures in a nation’s history they will reason and judge right, taking the hard decisions. David Cameron failed in this test, but it will be wrong to attribute all the blame to his individual actions. There is a larger background behind all these developments – a careful plan that has been set in motion for quite some time. Partly with a notable contribution by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has focused on destroying the EU and NATO. Luckily, for now NATO seems immune
Tons of ink have already been spilt discussing the post-Brexit referendum future of Great Britain and the European Union with dire predictions and warnings galore on both the Leave and Remain sides. What has not been adequately discussed is the policies and circumstances that led the country that gave us the Magna Carta and, indeed, the first functioning modern democracy in Europe, to face the stark choice of Brexit. Yet, it remains all important to try to understand the causes behind Brexit, especially if the Remain side prevails. For it is very unlikely that the European Union can set its ship right, with or without Britain, if it doesn’t clearly understand what set it on its current wayward course. To understand how far off course Europe has veered lately,