by Frances Denz
Twenty-four hours of mourning is enough! Britain has now to face the fact that they have been given an amazing chance to change their own world. They can take the chaos and turn it into opportunity. They have done a SWOT analysis involuntarily, and identified collectively what really matters to them. They now know what they want and what they don’t want, and they can move towards their ideal purposefully. Such an exciting opportunity is rarely offered to any country. Probably the last time was after the Second World War, when the British Labour Government was elected with a clear plan of action.
Now is the time for the old beards to stop saying, “It worked before joining the EU, therefore it can work again.” No it didn’t – it was dreadful. I was in Britain during two of the serious recessions, one of which was the “winter of discontent”, and I can see no point in reliving that! Equally, the young are whinging, saying something that mattered to them was taken away. Well, find a way to keep it!
Everything is on the table. Europe will sulk for a while, and try to control the exit process out of spite. But Britain has time to negotiate to keep what is important and get rid of what isn’t. Read more »