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Back to the past? March 17, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Love this from the Guardian, an overview of the renewed interest in Commonwealth states by the UK in the context of Brexit. Two aspects come through – that there’s a level of delusion about the Commonwealth that is quite bizarre.

Secondly that that delusion isn’t shared by everyone:

In private, however, many British officials are despairing of the new-found political obsession with the Commonwealth, warning that its mostly small, far-flung and underdeveloped markets are little substitute for lost access to the EU single market.

This from some years back is a dose of cold reality in regard to the issue (and in a cack-handed and irritating way points to some of the more unlovely sentiments underlining the attitude that would seek to engage with the Commonwealth).


1. EWI - March 17, 2017

But the Commonwealth is a wonderful opportunity that we should be clamouring to join. After all, Frank Feighan and Stephen Collins say so all the time.


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