British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK will officially trigger Brexit on March 29, beginning two years of negotiations.
To begin the process of leaving, the UK will invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. This is the legal mechanism by which countries can leave the EU, and has never been used before.
The UK will officially leave the European Union March of 2019.
In the intervening two years, there will be tense and difficult negotiations between the UK and the EU.
The UK is seeking a trade deal that will maintain much of the current economic relationship between both sides.
However, many in the EU want to make an example out of the UK, and extract some economic punishment. Their reasoning is that if the UK does well after leaving, it will demonstrate the inherent weakness of the EU and encourage others to leave.
The UK made a good decision
The European Union is a seriously flawed idea. It amounts to the veritable destruction of the nation-state, leaving only a hollow shell where strong nations once stood.
EU countries don’t control their borders, don’t control their monetary policy, have severe restrictions on fiscal policy, and must listen to the dictates of a massive and out-of-touch bureaucracy.
The economic stagnation and crisis that has plagued the EU has been matched only by the rise in terrorism and instability caused by the elimination of borders – the result of a politically correct EU elite that is blind to reality.
The UK made a smart move by leaving, and hopefully their example will encourage others to do so as well – reclaiming their independence in the process.