Brexit Disrupts Nonchalant European Union Meddling

The June 23 vote by the United Kingdom electorate to leave the European Union should be seen in the context of two other recent European events. Three days earlier, on June 20, the EU’s Foreign Ministers Council decided to solve the Palestinian problem by Christmas with its endorsement of French President François Hollande’s “peace initiative.” Three days after the vote, on June 26, the second election in Spain within a few months failed once again to produce a viable majority for any government. Worse still, the steadily rising popularity of nationalist parties in France, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands suggests that political paralysis in other EU countries is on the way.

In short, the ambitions of the ruling political cliques of Europe to solve the problems of the world are being undermined by their own neglected electorates, which are increasingly furious at the failure of those cliques to solve the problems of Europe itself.

  • ontario john

    Gee, I hope all this activity doesn’t interfere with the French president’s eleven thousand dollar a month haircuts. The elites have an image to uphold.

    • Daviddowntown

      France pays $14,400 a month for President Hollande’s haircuts: ‘Everyone has their hair done, don’t they?

      That douche bag needs a buzz cut.

      • Alain

        Does Justine know?

  • Daviddowntown

    Unemployment for young people.

  • Icebow

    Roll on Dexit, Nexit, Swexit, Frexit….
    Turdeau should bump into Boris at some point. Could be interesting.