Few thought it would end the way it did. But, on the other hand, the usual analytical tools appear to be irreparably useless. The stock markets and their expert operators are powerless. Everything keeps happening “for the first time,” and even the procedural pedantry of the huge European legislative body was already seeming to be a labyrinth impossible to unravel, if not an arena inside of which political and economic forces will be facing each other with threats, extortions, shrewdness and deception. The British have struck a political blow, and the economic-financial governance is already working to limit its damages and to optimize the profits.
A pathetic Nigel Farage, leader of the ultra-nationalist Ukip Party, proclaims the victory of Leave over multinational corporations and global powers. If it wasn’t impressive, hearing this surly character proclaiming the British “day of independence” would have certainly been cause for a loud laugh. Nonetheless, the fable according to which a departure from Europe would grant the conditions to restore the people’s sovereignty, in the actual state of political representation, continues to have a certain number of followers.
The United Kingdom (which was never as divided as it is now, after the referendum) enjoyed every possible privilege in Europe. Protected from Schengen’s requirements, out of the Eurozone, refunded most of its “European taxes” and exempted from fully guaranteeing welfare for E.U. citizens, it chose anyway to abandon this comfortable position, in spite of the somber predictions released during the campaign.