A lateral thinker’s view on how to save the United Kingdom

Theresa May can find a better way to carry out the will of the British people, argues Andreas Kraemer

The World Today Published 6 April 2017 Updated 24 November 2020 3 minute READ

Andreas Kraemer

Founder, Ecologic Institute in Berlin

Never mind the Article 50 procedure. An annoyance and a waste of time, it is ultimately inconsequential. The UK will withdraw the request to leave the European Union. It can do this at any time until the end of the two-year period, whenever the government has come to its senses and found a better strategy to get what the British people want.

This is what they appear to want: the Union of the Crowns maintained, as Scotland, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar remain in the EU. England, while remaining under the Crown, leaves, with Wales in tow.

This summary of the will of the people will raise eyebrows and tempers in London. An intricate set of taboos and a centrally imposed Brexit narrative in Westminster would not allow it to be said by anyone with hopes for public office.

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