yes i quite agree with you. it is a good thing the UK is leaving the EU. for both sides. always in those 50 years there was a lot of tension between those 2. a lot of ideas that could not be realized due to blockades from the UK and a lot of unwanted change in the UK which was pushed by the EU. i thou beliebe strongly that the EU improved the UK in many ways. the youth of the UK agrees with me by voting close to 70% to not leave the EU.
the thing that annoys me so much is the additude of "changing the history to fit our actual mood" and lies spread which are simply not true but sought up by the masses (also people in this thread) like its honey and milk. there are bad and good aspects but changing the good in higntsight into bad ones is nothing but creating illusions for yourself and i see that an entire country is run by a lot of illusions lately. i hope it stays a "one time phenomenon" and doesnt dictate the decition process in the coming generations.
yes you are in an age where things look different and the decition made last year will not affect you as much as it will affect your children. but aswell remember the bad and the good in the past. nra. 11% jobless rate. the breakfall of the gbp and the "close to" foreclosure of the BoE.
coming from a state which has shown the extremes seperatism and racism i can never agree to any sorts of seperatism. history proves that seperatism has never benefited anyone. uk itself doesnt support seperatism when it comes to their regions but embraces the "differences" when it come to outside of UK borders. unlogic, but not my coup of tea to drink and not a part of this thread.
the next years in the EU will see the following developments:
eu finance minister
the last countries will adopt the euro
a eu army will slowly be implemented (something which is planned since 2 decades but UK always countered it strongly).
among others i guess.
to the people here thinking UK citizen have some sort of magic skills and abilities over french german or italian employees. the simple and true fact is that many of the gained workplaces in the last 30 years were due to just a couple of facts:
1st. english talking language (attracts banks and tech companies)
2nd. partially tax heaven for foreign companies when they create work places (nissan tax reduction to produce cars in UK)
3rd. easy acces to a market of 500 milion people
those 3 in combination were very effective reasons to invest in UK. but number 3 falls off soon and then reason 1 and 2 play no role anylonger.
hard truth. UK politians can sweet talk it as much as they want but it wont change the truth. and we are already seeing the financial exodus by the fall of the GBP and the stop of new investments and especially by the banks leaving for dublin paris and frankfurt. the banks move quick because they can move quick their workforce. producing companies can not move that fast but in the next 5, 10, 15 or 20 years, step by step, they will follow aswell.
just my point of view. unlike everyone thinks: im not observing this in any way emotionally anymore. just economically and politically.
edit: i know this i meant as a funny joke but in every joke theres always lots of truth in it