Brexit Above All Else

The Politics of Leave

Brexit is nowhere near being over. Regardless of whether a deal is concluded between the UK and EU, the process of disentangling the two will be felt for decades to come. Mostly, in the British Isles.

London knows its place. March for Europe, July 2016.

One can only begin to catalogue the consequences: Ideological, political. Cultural, economic. Legal and criminal, even. We could go on. The process will go on indefinitely. And then some. It’s that complicated.

Most obvious remains the status of the country’s borders. No longer tied to those of the European Union, the very union is up for grabs. Will Ireland reunify? Will Scotland become independent? Could London become its own city-state?

The first two, more likely. That latter, of course, is a pipe dream. But not without legs, as a Singapore-cum-Hong Kong profile is something that the City has aspired to for years. That is, assuming the rest of the country would go along for the ride.

In this interview, The Battleground‘s London correspondent and Losing Europe curator Josh White talks with editor Joel Schalit about what he thinks has driven Brexit and where the process is headed.

Whether it’s libertarianism or Lexit, as usual, White is at the top of his game.

Photograph courtesy of Duncan C. Published under a Creative Commons license.