Its over, people. As predicted here about a year ago, the EU is trailing off into the sunset, taking Germany’s dream of a new Reich with it. The EU’s Gotterdamerung (sunset of the gods) has arrived.
It has arrived in the form of immigration and the issue of free movement of people. That issue led to Brexit. That issue led to Trump’s victory. And it will now cause the end of the EU, which has just been heralded by Merkel’s early intimation that Britain can retain access to the EU single market WITHOUT accepting Brussels dictates on the free movement of people. What pithy opposition remains within the UK government and opposition will be running for cover in wake of Trump’s victory. The nation-state, for now, will remain the political fulcrum of the world.
At the end Merkel saw the writing on the wall for herself. Not wanting to be the next Hilary Clinton, she caved in, and is now willing to open discussions of the issue of the free movement of people within the EU. Along with Orban in Hungary and Poland’s insistence for a return of national rights from their repository in Brussels, the globalists are on the run. In the end, Nigel Farage won the day. Reform of the EU never would have happened without Brexit. Now, with Merkel’s climb down, the EU project will be shredded in a relentless “death by a thousand cuts” from its own members.
Stick a fork in it people. The EU is over. The Euro (what’s left of it) stands on the brink of obliteration.