Brexit: What of other EU countries?

September 18, 2017 Europe , Opinion , OPINION/NEWS , UK

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Hazel Speed


Britain has heard that the EU wish to make the UK suffer for leaving, in which case we should lock the door behind us, say Leavers and just go!


What of the countries who will be left in the EU post Brexit?


Word around and about infers they will have some serious matters in front of them, but will they be brave enough to stand up and be counted, will the populations of some countries follow the Brits; and perhaps more importantly, will they be permitted?

Cold War tactics will no doubt re-emerge.

What unique dish is being cooked up between Germany and France with the other countries being subservient to their goals of ever closer alliances?  Bearing in mind the Leaders of Europe as a collective whole are not democratically elected so cannot be removed from office that way.


This is the EUs ultimate goal:


One Army of EU


One Government to lead and speak for EU


One Leader


We recall that Angela Merkel took in about a million migrants and on the one hand, that seemed most compassionate, but sceptics thought of conscripted soldiers to perhaps repay by fighting for Germany one day.

Now the moral, ethical and practical issues are coming home to roost.

Although the followers of former times in Germany have been curbed as to what they can utter, possess or do, so it is not permitted to be in reference to, nor in honour of ‘you know who’, however, it is said there are those with firm allegiances still, who meet in forests and other areas under secrecy.

Feeding into these facts must be the unrest of the German population regarding, in some publicised instances, the lack of integration by the migrants, said to be of their lack to assimilate.  No doubt there are pros and cons on both sides.



In the 1970s back in Britain, generations who lived through WWII feared Communism, as Russia was quick to section off a part of Germany at the end of the war, as we know.

One or two of our MPs (1970s) were considered to be ‘Reds’ (term for Communists); and Britain did have its own defectors.

The post war generations thought fascism to be a greater threat, especially during the Thatcher years, and epitomised by her actions concerning the Miners’ strike, the sinking of the Belgrano during the Falklands War, Poll Tax riots, etc, etc.

She was definitely not a leader of the people, but of business and good PR in sight of other Nations.

It was during her time, we now discover, that Britain lost a chunk of its sovereign rights to Europe, and yet there was no outcry about that, no Brexit style Referendum then.


Many think Britain is getting out just in time regarding the proposed closeness of EU countries as there is only the soul left to glean.

Germany has its own inner conflicts regarding its past and by all accounts, young generations are being taught the errors of those days in WWII so they are not repeated, the alarming increase in AfD support aside, naturally.

That said, there is a fine line between acknowledging an evil that once existed, yet moving on with a new national pride.

One of the most moving TV documentaries I have ever seen was a discussion between a group of children whose parents and other family members, suffered and died in concentration camps; and children of German Officers who carried out atrocities (some of their children were shocked with what they had never known before).

When the programme concluded, the descendant Jewish families showed great stoicism whereas the children of the German Officers were visibly affected and would no doubt be changed people forever.

Angela Merkel, it is feared, should not be wanting to promote closer alliances of Europe, as the only way that can be facilitated must be a route that will not bring reassurance to international spectators due to the fine line required between progress for the EU and something quite different altogether.

The real Remainer countries would be well advised to read the small print, if any is ever given or they are allowed to ask.





Hazel Speed

Photo (c) Hazel Speed – used by kind permision to Tuck Magazine

Hazel Speed is a Philosopher, Writer, and Artist with various creative projects at differing stages of development. Her flaship project is an animation which has produced a film short: She has also written an E-novel, ‘Just Suppose…!‘ which is available via the attached link.

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