..from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
In June 2016 British people decided to leave the fraudulent, undemocratic lunatic asylum, masquerading under the name of European Union; and a half a year later, in March 2017 British politicians finally got around to do something about it. It seems that leaving such a “voluntary” conglomerate is akin to trying to resign from a Communist party. Saying used to be that you only leave the Party feet first and during the later, milder times your attempt to resign was treated as an act of betrayal and you were expelled. The “mild” consequences were that your chances of getting a decent employment were practically non-existent, and so were the chances of your children being accepted to any institution of higher learning.
The EU is commanded by the same people of the same mentality. From its inception the apparatchiks abhorred anything close to the expression of peoples’ will and when the people refused to bow to the Brussels’ diktats, inconvenient results of those few referenda would be either ignored or referenda repeated until the deplorables got it right. Venal politicians everywhere proved their worthlessness in defending the rights of their voters and the principles of democracy. How many their sons, daughters, wives, mistresses etc. were able to attach themselves to the eternally free-flowing EU tit!
As far as I know, EU has not yet shot any Briton, and I doubt that any Brit in the EU apparatus will became unemployed. After all, the exit is oh so complicated that it will take at least ten years. Collective penalty has been imposed on British taxpayers and the British politicians will happily consent to it – it is no skin of their elite noses. Money, when collected, will disappear in the EU financial swamp and will end up where it rightfully belongs, the Swiss banks.
The exit penalty is also intended as a deterrent to any country toying with the idea of self-determination. One wonders – when more countries leaves EU, as is practically inevitable, which country would enforce the payment – Estonia? Or the experienced Germany?
Many experts, hitherto regulating the desired healthy number of spots on a “spotted dick” and the safe diameter of a hole in a “toad in the hole” will re-expert to something equally important such as politically correct shape of eggs or safe sharpness of forks. I suspect “faggots” had been banned by them a long time ago.
The European Union employs many translators and interpreters into and from 24 official languages – https://epso.europa.eu/career-profiles/languages_en. Now, with one language less, will one twenty-forth of them be fired? Don’t hold your breath. http://www.thejournal.ie/irish-translators-eu-recruiting-2813266-Jun2016/