The referendum of June 23, 2016 regarding Britain’s remain at or exit from the European Union, through its subversive BREXIT result - the first major, painful defeat for the under German control European Union of the banks and multinationals,- undoubtedly shook the dominant British and European political and economical system.
not the people of a protectorate who might have perhaps a slave mentality. They
are the proud people of a great country that in the past has been an empire and
today is one of the world's largest economies. The British therefore, who are
also the winners of two world wars, have developed a highly dignified attitude
and behavior. So, the British citizens who endured with unprecedented fortitude
and bravery the fierce bombardments of the
Nazi air force in World War II, would not be able to accept, -against
any short-term negative economic impacts arising from the BREXIT-, the German
domination and leadership in the European Union.
German political leaders and far away standing bureaucrats in Brussels caused
by this amazing, liberating for the ordinary people result, on that promising
and sunny dawn of June 24, 2016, does not comply in any way with any historical
knowledge and thorough data analysis.
who cannot control in any way their great political and economic power, are
completely ignorant of the history, and so now, find themselves -by
mathematical determinism- on the verge of a new defeat that will come through the imminent, unraveling of the
until then EEC, is basically a by default unnatural and defective political and
economic union of states with different political, legal, economic, military
and cultural levels, but as well a union of people who feel like strangers to
each other, without any mutual and brotherly feelings of solidarity Thus, the
grandiose pronouncements and unrealistic visions for a democratic and prosperous
from end to end European Union could not but be bitterly ruled out.
impacts of the crisis erupted in September 2008 through the grandiose collapse
of the banks (Lehman Brothers), and invoking -of course- the Maastricht Stability
Pact and the need for reform packages so that the negative effects of the
crisis can be confronted, has been implementing since then -with exaggerated
dominance- a kind of economic totalitarianism, mostly against the weak Member
States of the European periphery.
of the strictest neoliberal austerity imposed by Berlin have indeed leveled the
societies of the southern Europe countries. In Greece, -which is certainly the
most typical example of the pilot implementation of these incredibly absurd and
economically irrational policies-, unemployment has increased dramatically to
26.8% of the workforce, while 36% of the Greek population lives below the
poverty line. In Italy, 24.4% of the population is facing the risk of poverty
and social exclusion. In Spain 22,2% of
the households live below the poverty line and more than one in three children,
-that means 2.6 million, - are facing the risk of poverty and social exclusion.
In Portugal, one in four children lives below the poverty line and a total of
about two million people - 20 % of its population- live amid poverty and
clearly received unprecedented economic benefits. Its extremely big profits
arise from the transfer of investors’ money to «low risk» German bonds due to
the crisis plaguing the eurozone. Especially after 2009, yields on German bonds
have reached the bottom of the barrel, while in some cases (eg 5-year German
bonds) reached negative interest rates. That means that Germany not only does
not pay to borrow, but on the contrary, investors -given the insecurity in the
euro zone- pay it in order to safeguard their money. Thus, in five years time
(2010-2015), Germany has managed to save a total of EUR 100 billion, equivalent
to 3% of its GDP, precisely because of the dramatic reduction in borrowing
benevolent observer that the European Union -and surely the extremely
neoliberal eurozone- operates in the interests of the hegemonic and dominant
Germany at the expense of other Member States and mainly at the expense of the
southern Europe countries. The extremely high trade surpluses achieved by
Germany, -eg. in 2013 it had a trade surplus of 200 billions thus remaining a
highly competitive state, -are certainly due to the great German economic
machine but in the same time they are scandalously increased by the unfair
eurozone monetary system.
years, apart from its economic boom, has become a first rate international
player, given that its political leadership has found itself at a key position
thus being able to represent the other European countries, without being asked
to. So Great Britain’s - the first military power, a permanent member of the UN
Security Council and the country with the third largest contribution to the EU
budget- exit from the European Union, represents a fatal blow to the
international status of the European Union and first of all to the status of
and grossly violating the original declaratory core of values, is clearly visible The people of Europe do not exert absolutely any direct influence on the important European Union decision-making institutions – i.e the European Council with its strong centralized role and the European Commission with its
highly bureaucratic and technocratic nature- while these institutions have absolutely no accountability to the citizens. On the other hand, the directly elected European Parliament, which is based in Strasbourg, does not possess by no means sufficient powers and continues to be a weak link.
or even acquire a democratic, social role. Thus came the great time for the
enslaved countries within the European Union and the euro zone to follow the
shining example of Great Britain and the proud British people, to break their
steel shackles and get liberated, looking forward with a widespread hope and optimism.
Isidoros Karderinis was born in Athens in 1967. He is a novelist, poet and economist with postgraduate studies in the tourism economy. Articles of his have been published in newspapers, magazines and sites worldwide. His poems have been translated into English, French and Spanish and published in literary magazines and literary sections of newspapers. He has published seven poetry books and two novels. His novels and three of his poetry books have been published in USA and Great Britain. Email: email@example.com & Facebook: Karderinis Isidoros.