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Why Britain Joined the European Union

This hilarious skit from a British comedy called “Yes Minister” is a little old, but it is suddenly hilarious. And includes a pretty accurate definition of “diplomacy”.



  1. Jonah wrote:

    What could happen next is even more interesting. While the EU roils internally, Camerons resignation throws a spanner in the works. If a Remain campaigner like Theresa May wins parliament could be dissolved and snap elections held. The lib dems announced there mandate will be to Remain.

    Even the labor party is disintegrating since they believe Corbyn did not fight hard for Remain. So there could be multiple parties running with a Remain mandate and that could be the 2nd referendum 3M people are clamoring for.

    So about 6 months from now, the UK could vote to Remain but could have instead led to other countries voting to leave.

    The above may not happen unless reality sets in though. Banks and automobile manufacturers are already looking at contingency plans. Chances are the UK will fall into a recession in the 3rd Quarter as uncertainty envelopes the country. Pensions plans will get hit, jobs will be lost and that would be the catalyst to vote in a party that supports Remain

    Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 7:44 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    I also think that the EU will be under pressure to make (long needed) reforms, that might give the UK an excuse to change their minds and stay.

    Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 7:48 am | Permalink
  3. PatriotSGT wrote:

    That video was good. Sounds like some of the same USA diplomacy used in the middle east and other places.

    Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 10:40 am | Permalink