2019-07-25 13:02:42 UTC
For three years, Europeans have watched their British neighbors limp
through an unending political crisis that has already claimed two prime
ministers, bitterly divided the public, and left the country on the
brink of an economically disastrous "no-deal" exit.
Watching that horror show has inspired a sense of appreciation for the
Across the continent, public support for the EU has surged, while the
populist euroskeptic parties that once called for their own national
exit from the bloc have quietly changed their tune.
"This idea that a country could easily do better outside the EU has
been discredited by Brexit"
Brexit has been such a debacle that it has effectively killed the
rising EU secessionist movements that, just a few years ago, appeared
poised to take hold across Western Europe.
Its impact can be seen from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, where
virtually every influential populist, euroskeptic party that had
previously called for their own version of Brexit has changed course.
The message now is: remain, and reform from within.
Thank you for your sacrifice, UK!
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