It appears that key member nations of the European Union are not only unfazed by the decision of U.K. voters to leave, they are set to respond in a way that will make the EU even more of a monolith.
Germany, France and Italy met in Berlin for emergency discussions predicated on the recent Brexit vote, and what has emerged is a plan, outlined in a nine-page report, that essentially does away with any semblance of real sovereignty for remaining member nations.
The upshot of the proposals is that national militaries would be sharply curtailed, central banking run entirely by the EU, and criminal law administered under the auspices of the EU, as well.
There’s more: the matter of immigration control (or lack thereof) that is said to have played such a big part in the decision of UK voters to leave the EU…will become even more the official province of the supranational alliance.
A portion of the plan’s preamble reads, “Our countries share a common destiny and a common set of values that give rise to an even closer union between our citizens. We will therefore strive for a political union in Europe and invite the next Europeans to participate in this venture.”
For his part, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, who got wind of the plan after it was leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info, said, “This is not a good solution, of course, because from the time the EU was invented a lot has changed. The mood in European societies is different. Europe and our voters do not want to give the Union over into the hands of technocrats. Therefore, I want to talk about this, whether this really is the right recipe right now in the context of a Brexit.”
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large