Some people who voted to leave the E.U. said that they did so not for economic reasons but for ideological ones. Neither reason makes much sense to me.
When we leave Europe we will not be pushed around by a bunch of old German men anymore. We will be pushed around by a bunch of old American men. If anyone thinks we can hang onto the last vestiges of our national identity by isolating ourselves from Europe, then I think they are in for a rather nasty shock. If they think that we have been too culturally dependent on the U.S. since 1945, just wait until 2020.
We have only just finished paying off the bill for U.S. involvement in WW2. I think that Obama took the last payment. Under Trump, our 'Special Relationship' has officially ended. Johnson has been forming a new one from a position of extreme weakness.
Thanks to foreign investment, Germany has been doing very well since about 1948. If you have highly efficient industries with highly skilled and motivated workers, it can be - in the long term - very good for the economy to lose a war.
There is nothing of any value left in Syria worth investing in as far as the rest of the world is concerned. Unless you can render them down and run cars off them, the people are worth less than nothing.
We have Downton Abbey, The Queen and Harry Potter.
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