Macron warns Europe could split after Britain leaves EU

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  • Emmanuel Macron has warned fellow European leaders to remain focused on their “collective interest” during Brexit negotiations lest an “unfavourable situation” befall the remaining 27 EU members.


    The French President said the continent could suffer if individual countries used Brexit to follow their own interests and that states must avoid the “prisoner’s dilemma”.

    In the famous game theory scenario, two people act for their own gain and both lose out even though they pursued an apparently rational course of action.

    Macron is worried that as various European countries might want different things from us after Brexit, the false front of unity within the EU will crumble as each one aims for the best deal for itself.

    He's frightened that if one country steps out of line on the claimed 'unified' approach others may follow and the whole of the EU will suffer.

  • Yes, his little speech comes straight from the EU songbook and highlights their dread of "division", a concept they have appropriated and misused for a long time and with which they bludgeon and threaten anyone who wants to fly the coop.

    The vagabond who's rapping at your door

    Is standing in the clothes that you once wore

  • Macron is worried that as various European countries might want different things from us after Brexit, the false front of unity within the EU will crumble as each one aims for the best deal for itself.

    He's frightened that if one country steps out of line on the claimed 'unified' approach others may follow and the whole of the EU will suffer.

    They've stayed unified so far, so I reckon they will stick together for the next stage of talks.


    Lets not forget, they believe in the EU and it is the "golden light" in a dark world. Obviously, our views are somewhat different.


    Yes, his little speech comes straight from the EU songbook and highlights their dread of "division", a concept they have appropriated and misused for a long time and with which they bludgeon and threaten anyone who wants to fly the coop.

    Replace the world division with democracy and letting people actually decide things for themselves. That's what they hate.

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