BREXIT: A Reality, No Longer a Movement

Prime Minister David Cameron outside 10 Downing Street a day after Britain voted to break out of the European Union. Credit Andrew Testa for The New York Times

It’s a whole new world.  If you don’t believe me, just ask the world markets.  Or ask Europeans.  With Britain’s vote to exit the European Union comes significant economic and security concerns for European nations and leadership and agenda issues for Great Britain.

To say I’m surprised at the outcome is an understatement.  A grand one.  I am shocked.  But perhaps I shouldn’t be.  Independence of thought and action has been a strength of the people of Britain.  No doubt, those qualities will have to be leveraged to drive the U.K. forward, especially given the deep divide amongst its citizens.

As for the European Union?  No one can predict its future.  But a union is only as strong as its weakest member.

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