After almost 50 years of marriage, Britain voted for a divorce after an in or out referendum. The referendum was biased towards immigration. The people who voted to leave felt that Britain was attracting economic migrants. That the migrants were taking opportunities away from British people. The reality of the divorce process is now revealing that there’s a lot more to the divorce than just fixing immigration.
Even as Britain may gain the independence to police their own borders, EU member states will also police their borders. You can’t close your own borders and expect others to keep theirs open for you. Poor Theresa May campaigned to remain but must now oversee the process to leave. As a civil servant, she’s carrying out the wishes of the people who don’t understand what they voted for. However, they are determined to make the best out of a bad situation. Closer to home, Scotland is asking for its own exit from the United Kingdom so that they maintain ties with Brussels.
As a student of capital, I can see how Britain understands the international attention they have created and will do everything to keep the world interested and create more capital out of it. Whilst they have the attention, they will try to spread their international influence and soft power. There’s a belief that Britain will emerge stronger as they have done throughout history. Perhaps they’re showing the world a new geopolitical repositioning.
Whilst the world is thinking Britain is in a state of bother, the media will use the attention to generate revenue. Questions will be asked every day and debates will on for 24 months and beyond, even decades. All eyes will be on the fluctuations of the pound sterling and the economy. Brexit is a headache but those who understand capital know that you can create capital in the middle of a hailstorm. Britain needs optimistic rather than pessimistic people right now.