Originally Posted by !@#$%!
this is anne applebaum, the washington post’s european commentator:
“Brexit has been a catastrophic political failure. This messy, unpopular deal, the most unpopular government policy that anybody can remember, was produced by a political class that turned out to be ignorant — about Europe, Europeans, trade arrangements, institutions — and arrogant, disdaining knowledge and expertise. It was the work of leaders who favored identity politics over economics, who preferred an undefined notion of “sovereignty” to the real institutions that gave Britain influence and power, who believed in fantasies and scorned reality.”
I wonder how long some people will go on blaming the EU, immigrants, boats, earthquakes, Mexicans, gays, smelly people etc for problems obviously caused by the policies put in place by politicians elected in their respective countries. This contagious shitshow has been going on for a while, but it can't and won't go on forever.