IN A NUTSHELL: BREXIT EDITION
Brexit: Scotland Seizes Historic Moment To Troll England
Britain faced multiple leadership crises over the weekend as it turned out that no one – not even those that campaigned for a Brexit – had a plan about what to do now. Well, almost no one. Scottish First Minister and Angela Merkel look-a-like Nicola Sturgeon seized on the chaos in London to make a case for why Scotland, which voted to stay in the EU, should reconsider independence. The Brexit vote also cast a shadow on Northern Ireland’s peace process as Irish nationalists there are leveraging the initiative to unite with the rest of Ireland.
Europe Handles Crisis Just As You Would Expect It To
The EU reacted with its characteristic maturity of a four-year old. Foreign ministers of the founding six members urged Britain to get on with it and invoke Article 50 (the exit process) and Carl Bildt, former Swedish prime minister and senior EU figure, lectured Britain on acting mature while simultaneously threatening to de facto eject it from the EU. You can’t blame them for overreacting though as many face populist, anti-EU pressure within their own countries.