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The Island That Couldn’t Get Far Enough

  • Francesco M. Bongiovanni
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Abstract

Much has been said about Brexit, but the fact remains that there are two clear losers in this saga: Europe and the UK. Brexit was not meant to happen but it did. Both sides are now having to deal with its vast complexities and consequences. The impact of Brexit will be felt by both sides across multiple dimensions. For Bongiovanni the most significant consequence is that the European integration process—which had always been moving in the direction of more integration and which, for all its shortcomings, brought about an unprecedented era of peace and prosperity on the continent—has now shown that it can be reversed.

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  • Francesco M. Bongiovanni
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