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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 10:03 PM

16. What they are doing is stupid and dangerous.

It could lead to other nations exiting the EU, and potentially even the break up of the UK. Why should Scotland remain part of the UK if they step out of the EU? The chaos that this could create is dangerous--we need our allies to be stable partners.

The EU's problem is that it is not more integrated. If there is anything good that could come out of the UK leaving is that their half in and half out approach is no longer viable. With them out the EU could become more integrated, which it desperately needs.

However, in order to hold the EU together, the UK cannot be seen as benefiting from leaving. So some degree of punitive measures need to be taken by the EU. They should not be able to negotiate as favorable trade agreements with the EU as if they were still members. The United States should stand shoulder to shoulder with our EU allies and not allow the UK to try and forge stronger trade agreements with the United States to counter any economic harm they could suffer by leaving the EU.

A path should be made for the UK and/or it's various members--join the EU as full members. If Briton doesn't want to join, then Scotland should be offered the opportunity to join independent of the UK, and there should be measures to encourage Ireland to unify.

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