mercalia wrote:so Junker has learnt nothing from the UK leaving the EU - back to normal and Farage maybe for the first time has a point - The EU hasnt learnt anything, just shrugs it shoulders.
"But, speaking in the same debate, ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the EU had "learnt nothing" from Brexit and was ploughing "full steam ahead"."
That more than half those in the UK who voted, voted to leave the EU, should have meant a great deal of soul searching amongst the eurocrats - hasnt it seems.
I think you are interpreting what he said to support your existing beliefs. You could look at it from the other perspective in that the EU if not facing the crisis Farange et. al. hoped would happen, is not facing falling apart. In fact most reports suggest the support for the EU across member state electorates is now stronger than before the UK referendum. From friends in France, Brexit is not big news, they recognise the UK is leaving and would prefer the UK just get on with going and leave them to get on as part of the EU. We are getting it every day so it is prominent but as far as I can tell it's a minor thing in the EU. We are not as important or crucial as we would like to believe.
Why should 52% of one euro-sceptic nation voting to leave send the EU into more soul searching and why should we care if it does not. We are leaving so why should we expect the EU to suddenly make radical changes to reflect our scepticism over their vision?