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June 14, 2019

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LibertyPhile

What I find odd, is that missing from the Brexit crisis argument (and what goes on with the Conservatives) is any mention of "the balance of power", the guiding star of British foreign policy since Tudor Times!!

In 60 years or so, maybe sooner, an isolated Britain, sitting down to negotiate with China, say, will be laughably inferior. Unless, of course, it has become the 51st state of the USA!

TDK

"In 60 years or so, maybe sooner, an isolated Britain, sitting down to negotiate with China, say, will be laughably inferior. Unless, of course, it has become the 51st state of the USA! "

Let's look at a few cases.

Like when we negotiated the return of Hong Kong!

We had zero support from the EU and got the best deal for Hong Kong we could on our own. Realistically the Chinese could have just walked in and we could have done nothing about it.

Or consider when we fought the Falklands war. The EEC was neutral.

Or consider the EU passivity when faced with Russian actions in Crimea or shooting down civilian airliners.

The point being that membership of a large group does not necessarily translate to greater power.

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