As an author self-publishing Fantasy and Science-Fiction, maybe my voice doesn't count. But I have also a formation in journalism, and as a citizen of the EU, I feel very much concerned by the event.
My feelings and thoughts about the Brexit are mixed:
- The United Kingdom, and England, will remain great
- It's great when the will of the people translates into facts but...
- ...not so great when it's for the wrong reasons
If the English people has taken the decision because of the immigration, it's sadder still. The will to close their borders doesn't bring excellent things to peoples usually.
- When you play soccer, you are better off playing with 10 players than with 11, if one of them doesn't play the game
Also, we have to remember that Jean Monnet, one of the creators of Europe, shared bonds with the CIA. Another article on the subject, in English this one. Which brings me to...
- Since the fall of the Berlin wall, Europe must rethinks itself. It's even more urgent now
I wish that the City will no longer be the financial heart of the EU. This was a monstrous anomaly, as the English people never adopted the euro currency.
I also wish that the EU breaks away from the German politic of austerity. Because...
- We must avoid the domino effect
If we turn our backs on ultraliberalism, we will be able to build a far better, fairer Europe. The Brexit, for how sad as it may be, must be taken as an opportunity.