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Back to the past? March 17, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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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).

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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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