“EU diplomats said the spectre of a fully uncooperative UK outside the EU was now being considered”
I know many thought those like me who worry that Brexit could make any cooperation hard and undermine western stability were just catastrophising.
Now it’s being taken seriously.
It’s now very easy to imagine a future UK where even simple cooperation with the EU is toxic, and painted in terms of betrayal & capitulation. A future UK where the toxicity of the blame myth of an EU stab in the back spills over into security cooperation.
So far, the EU rather than it’s individual member states have attracted most (not all) of the ire, abuse, insults and ill feeling, and that shields NATO and bilateral cooperation to some extent.
But the people spinning this myth and deliberately creating this toxic, spiteful political and social culture cannot control it, and are not particularly careful try to anyway.
We know the UK is heading somewhere very nasty if this project succeeds, but, for the first time in my life, I genuinely fear for a peaceful future in Europe if it is not stopped.
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