Despite being considering authoritarian, Tango dance is meant to highlight the beauty and art of a woman although on an unbalanced relationship. One part makes the rules and the other moves and enjoys the rhythm. Maybe is a good parallel with the relationship between the EU -as an institution- and European countries individually considered. UK has had a record of being against the EU constitution but on a contradictory no-stoppable attitude of “dancing” and getting benefit of that “authoritarian” relationship. To the point of not accepting being part of Schengen agreements or Euro currency, however profiting with the entire economic-financial benefits.
Is difficult to accept and believe that after all these decades of a profitable relationship, the EU has become a threat for British sovereignty. An undeniable probe that there is a hidden political agenda behind this initiative is given by the best example ever: the presence of Donald Trump in UK supporting Brexit campaign next 22d June. An agenda of extremist right is what is setting up national interests.
The own call for a referendum refers to a real push to turn the population into a debate towards an issue that doesn’t represent a concern for British people. Indeed, the real concerns of British society are about poverty, more than unemployment (according to Mori polls). Is in this context that a debate about Brexit is just a way to avoid responsibilities towards the EU and to influence on the elections towards an exacerbated nationalism with political partisan goals, far away from a global agenda.
A marketing idea without a tangible alternative plan that tries to transform the European Union in the “the source of all evil”, putting an entire system being at the service of other interest diverse to strictly economic-financial or social.
With a campaign spending of around 12.500 million Sterling pounds (15.741 million Euros) only by the traditional parties, British society is exercising a democratic right without a real need that justifies its mobilisation. In the end, a referendum that supposes to be the most important act of democracy represents in this case an ant-democratic and expensive event.
Furthermore, it goes against a regional and global project without a strong argumentation. A clear example is given by trying to convince that issues like global crisis in migration or the impact of financial global crisis could be allocated to a European project. Under the manipulative idea that isolationism and an anti-global perspective will bring prosperity by achieving the project of a “super State” with bilateral agreements. A point that has been shown to be mistaken e.g. with the trade agreements with U.S. in which it has been established that will not make a deal with UK but only integrated with the EU.
Building resilience is the key factor for being able to face those challenges in an effective and sustainable way. Reforms in the EU are a condition sine qua non for facing current crises, but not as an excuse for a Brexit. Its just a way to avoid responsibilities towards the EU and to influence the elections for an exacerbated nationalism with political partisan goals far away from a global agenda.
If in next 23th June UK live the EU will be the beginning of the end of benefits and privileges that has been achieved precisely because of European integration without a clear alternative plan. Once the campaign and promises will be over, the extremist agenda will see their negative consequences in the form of isolationism and fall of the economy.
Brexit would represent a “last tango” also for prosperity and for a “good marriage” for an institutionally reformed European Union.