No Choice and No Exit for the UK

They will fight the will of the voters in the UK to their last breath.

Rigged Game

The EU and its overlapping subordinate economic regimes resemble a jellyfish more than a political and economic union.

By Robert Skidelski and cross-posted from Asia Times.

The United Kingdom’s protracted attempt to leave the European Union has upended the two illusions by which the world has lived since the end of the Cold War: national sovereignty and economic integration, the twin end points of history, according to Francis Fukuyama’s celebrated 1989 essay.

Juridically, the world consists of 191 sovereign states, which freely enter treaties, agreements and associations to order their relations with one another. The UK is one of them. Its failure to make a meaningful exit from the EU would be the first time in modern history that a major sovereign state was forced to remain in a voluntary union because, while legally free to leave, doing so would be too costly.

Coercion must be understood as…

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