Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Still On Commission

Has the European Commission given Sir Julian King responsibility for co-operation on counterterrorism, organised crime, and cybersecurity because it thinks that the United Kingdom is about to leave the European Union?

Or because it thinks that the United Kingdom might ever leave the European Union?

Notice how warmly the British Government has welcomed this allocation.

There will be many abiding monuments to the EU referendum.

The coronation of Theresa May earlier than expected. David Cameron's resignation Honours List. The disintegration of UKIP.

The renaissance of the Lib Dems. The New European. Watch this space for at least one more.

But that list of monuments shows no sign of ever including the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

1 comment:

  1. Of course we are not leaving the EU. No Article 50 this year would mean another referendum next year and Remain would walk that. We don't want that to happen, though. What matters is the left-wing areas that swung it by voting Leave are able to carry on making themselves the centre of attention. The re-election of Corbyn will keep up that momentum. But what then, after that?