- The EU’s Federal Empire is on Verge of a Total Collapse, Says LEO MCKINSTRY
by LEO MCKINSTRY, https://www.express.co.uk/
THE turmoil at Westminster has fuelled a mood of smugness among pro-EU fanatics. In their narrative, Brexit is portrayed as an inherently foolish project that was always certain to create a political mess. According to them, the only solution is to abandon withdrawal and submit once more to rule by Brussels.
But this analysis could not be more wrong. The real answer is for the Government to show more vigour and less hesitancy over Brexit. To allow the EU to reinforce its grip would be a disaster.
Such a move would not only subvert the outcome of the 2016 referendum, it would also shackle us to a failing institution that is dismally run, ideologically fixated, profoundly undemocratic and increasingly unpopular. The Brexit difficulties of the British Government pale beside the colossal, self-inflicted problems of the Brussels federal empire.
On Tuesday, as the Prime Minister toured the continent in her bid to salvage her deal, she was presented with a united, grinning front from Europe’s leaders and the Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. But that image of serene harmony was an illusion. In reality, the EU is in deep trouble, broken by major splits and economic paralysis.