Sunday, June 26, 2016

"Senior Merkel ally says London should be allowed Brexit rethink"

This fits the thesis that the likelihood of an exit is actually pretty low.

From Reuters:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff has said politicians in London should be able to have the chance to think again about the consequences of leaving the European Union.
"Politicians in London should have the possibility to reconsider the consequences of an exit," the RND newspaper network on Sunday quoted Merkel's chief of staff, Peter Altmaier, as saying.

If Britain really left, that would be "a difficult watershed with many consequences," RND quoted Altmaier as saying. Of course Britain could apply to rejoin the EU later, RND reported him as saying, "but that would take a long time."

(Writing by Paul Carrel, editing by Emma Thomasson)
An Astounding Amount of Information About The Brexit Vote and Its Aftermath--UPDATED
I'm more and more coming round  to the view that there will be no exit.

From the scheming and dreaming anti-democracy eurocrats to the million people demanding a do-over to self-appointed elites like Tony Blair you just have so many constituencies that "couldn't-care-less-what-the-vote-was-the-break-up-is-not-going-to-happen".

Should one want to know more, the hundreds of entries at the FT's Westminster Blog Brexit Live are a hell of a resource....  
Evans-Pritchard: "The sky has not fallen after Brexit but we face years of hard labour"
There is no guarantee that the referendum leads to an exit so a lot of the commentary is speculative.

That said, there is a greater-than-trivial chance that "the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science."

Oh wait...*