BREXIT... What a MESS
Most people know politics isn’t my “tête-à-tête,” well how could it be when it’s just another well-dressed monkey talking about fixing the problems created by another well-dressed monkey. Politicians, please take offense.
Anywho, back to the divorce. As I said politics isn’t my favorite topic, but the global impact of such a decision has made it impossible for me to not blabber about it. If you are as politically impaired as I am on an average, the only thing that BREXIT will mean to you is that you now have to get a separate visa for Britain when you finally take that cross-euro trip on your bucket list. Well, that’s true, but there is so much more to that. The existing of Britain from the EU means a complete shift in the political, economic and social sectors of Britain, Europe and finally the world.
There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the separation that is now tagged as “the greatest to befall the block in 59 years”, however, what is certain is the reshaping of the Britain-European dynamics starting with the resignation of the PM David Cameron.
Britain's unprecedented rejection of the EU leaves the Union in a state of unimaginable dismay despite a lack of an existing plan. The concept of leaving the EU is so foreign and borderline ludicrous that there has never been a need to form a detailed contingency plan. (No wonder there is so much chaos and dodo hitting the fan).
In the hopes of minimizing the effects of Britain’s action, the remaining EU nations are both enraged and eager to activate Article 50 exit talks. "Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty. We have rules to deal with this in an orderly way. Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union sets out the procedure to be followed if a Member State decides to leave the European Union," the official statement said. Despite their eagerness sadly the UK is going nowhere for at least two years, while negotiations are being conducted.
Now that all that is said and done, what does that mean for the ordinary man? The most evident, right now, is the fall of the pound. The stock market fell and crashed, and for everyone outside the UK, that’s wonderful. International students can afford more and tourists can visit at lesser rates (that is if you can get a visa in the first place). Britain is anti-immigration, remember.
Talking about immigration, let's focus on borders. Since the UK now only has to focus on its own interests, this means newer and more self-interest laws regulating export and import, immigration, foreign exchange, etc. another thing to think about is the free trade in EU. Britain now has to entirely reshape its market to be self-sufficient with new agreements with EU as a whole, its member states individually and then the rest of the world. (Lord have mercy on the person doing all that paperwork).
All this eventually leads to the repositioning of the EU and the UK in the world. When it comes to the UN, UK is still going to have its veto power and EU is going to have one nation less to support its collective interest. So embrace yourself EU and say farewell of that coveted VETO.
When it comes to military strength, UK had the strongest defense power. At the end of the day, this leaves EU a tad bit more vulnerable. The last possible domino to fall in the long list is the rise of Germany. What does that mean, you ask? It means that since the second largest member of the EU has existed, a replacement is in order and the most likely candidate is Germany. Which will become even bolder in its stand within EU which is probably the opposite of everything the UK stood for.
I know I’ve said a lot about BREXIT already but bear with me a little longer. The real reason I got interested in BREXIT wasn’t the political or economic but rather the social. After reading about 100 tweets on BREXIT what came to my notice was that the referendum did not empower Brits to fight for a better future but rather it gave them validation to discriminate and mainstream Racism. The world’s greatest conquering nation established itself by acquiring countries and with it: its people, culture, and heritage. The colonial rule created a situation in which millions of nonindigenous people adopted Britain as their country and something like the dissolution between EU and UK isn’t a strong enough reason for indigenous Brits to feel entitled to harassing and victimizing others.
The blunt and mainstreaming of racism saddens me especially from a nation that we the rest of the world see as an elder brother- especially when it comes to chivalry and gallantry. A day’s decision that led to BREXIT has brought about a lot of ugliness in the UK, and it makes me wonder is there anything in this world that will occur without us segregating and sneering one another. How much longer can a globalized world exist when we are in no way becoming inclusive and secular?