There are odd relationship dramas currently in Europe. The starting position in Switzerland and in the UK, is a quite different, however, show remarkable Parallels: In both countries, large parts of the policy against a "Deal" for the new regulation of the relations with the European Union. The a does not come out (from the EU), the other (to the framework agreement), and far and wide no the end of the Blockade is to view. In fact, the demand of the EU, to play according to your rules of the game appears to be, for a supposedly sovereign Nation as a disgrace.
The EU was once a giant whose good nature could not just benefit the British and the Swiss again and again to your advantage. However, the old, good-natured EU. In its most severe crisis at the beginning of this decade, the Union has paid a high price for their years of kindness. She saw herself as a prosperity and peace project, and had failed to take care of their self-assertion.
their softness to the EU, however, hardly, even more contempt introduced. In the meantime, the EU has fought her way out of the crisis and its Lessons. The formerly good-natured giant has creates a new hardness, love him, but respect.
The political leadership has long since lost control of the rudder.
The new, of interest to policy-driven understanding of the role of the Union is not a tactical game, but an expression of a learning process and a newly gained strength. Therefore, it is clear that The giant will not soften and move, because he knows that the Stronger one determines the rules of the game. In the UK you will have learned this after the crushing defeat of Theresa Mays ends of the exit plan the hard way.
Only in Switzerland, Optimism still reigns, with preferential treatment. But ultimately, this changes little to the fact that the current Blockade in this relationship triangle can be almost not dissolve. The political leadership has long since lost control of the rudder.
Instead, the so-called Status quo effect, ruled: In case of doubt, the fear of change prevails. The only real majority, which knows the British house of Commons currently, the majority against an automatic, unregulated No-apply-Deal-Brexit. For constructive Alternatives, such as the so-called Norway-solution, new elections, or a second Referendum, the necessary lack of majorities.
There is no way back and no way forward.
there is a high probability that the UK will soon land in an eternal loop. In a loop, in which an EU exit or withdrawn can be accomplished. In Switzerland, the principle of the eternal loop. For years, all of the approaches to the access to the EU on a new Foundation failure here. Likewise, any suggestion that we should loosen the connection to the EU were to be scrapped, however.
There is no way back and no way forward. We give us the Illusion, to be sovereign and are merely prisoners of our inability to act.
The European Union was well-advised to get rid of your good-natured prosperity, romance, and to set the interest policy to the centre of their actions. Perhaps it is time to be free in the UK and in Switzerland from the age of sovereignty of romance.
"this Bank secret, you will tough the teeth", had declaims Federal councillor Hans-Rudolf Merz once. As the banking secrecy was abandoned on rational grounds – to keep the costs were simply too large, this happened at the end without tooth loss.
if you had Missed only the optimal time to do it. To iron themselves has never been the smartest kind of political and interesting. To take to heart, should not only Theresa May.
Created: 28.01.2019, 20:50 PM