|The message from the reader:
“Sorry, but it was the President and Chief negotiator of the European Commission who caused the crisis.
My comment: Strange, isn’t it! The Little England, “hate the frogs” lot have no idea how they come (came) across to outsiders: Throwbacks to a different age, when England ruled the waves and one could happily patronize backward French and other Continentals. For years the Brexit crowd nagged on about the horrors of the EU, really irritating the Continentals.
Well, the former have their way now – and talk about an ill-thought-out dog’s dinner! The challenges facing Britain now are too many (and too boring ) to enumerate to a sophisticated international audience. Let’s just comment that from elderly Brits in France unable to renew their driving licenses to small companies who have to start a subsidiary on the Continent at great expense in order to keep their EU sales, a “dark age” looks more likely than triumphant independence, especially given a clown as Prime Minister. I weep.