Brexit or Bremain – The Kick up the Arse that Brussels Needed has Come

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Bremain will surely still ‘win the day’. YES – Bremain should win in the end.

Privately, I am shocked and amazed that we are talking about leaving a strong and established EU. This could be seen as terrible – and certainly so, if we are actually going to leave the EU. But I doubt this, and believe strongly that this is actually ‘the kicking’ that the EU needs. It will kick-start the process of reform and beautification in the EU that MUST happen to stop the eventual fall-apart of the EU and to attract the UK back into a newer v2.0 version of the EU.

Previously ( https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/brett-brin-trying-objective-ignore-rhetoric-bill-trueman?trk=pulse_spock-articles ), whether we looked at federalism, the Euro, migration, trade etc. the issues were all rather marginal and painted with illogical arguments in the media and by the campaigners on both sides. We were always going to ‘find a way through’ the issues whichever way the vote went. The issue was always ‘less about the rational arguments’, and more about whether we could a) trust a UK government or b) trust a EU government. It seems that the EU governments direction, decisions and massive costs (and corruption) is something that we (voters) cannot live-with in its current / promised form. And in my case, I do not believe that the EU would have delivered the promises that we made to our prime minister ahead of the referendum.

A lot of UK people would have voted with xenophobic hearts or irrational fears about EU rulings against Britain and had a lot of migration concerns – which might have been assuaged had the EU been much better managed and governed and had there not been so many concerns amongst the ’emotional’ voters across the country. But we must put aside these issues now, as ‘we are where we are’.

So what next? What I hope and believe that we WILL see once the dust settles is:

1. A reaction from other EU leaders and ‘shakers’, with further dissent and some strong support around the EU; with a few others starting to talk about leaving / following Britain.

2. An acceptance within the EU that there is now a need for a radical re-think about its size, membership, political direction, currency stability, costs, parliament location, purpose, structures, accountability and the addressing of the corruption issues.

3. A new ‘plan for Europe’ evolving that reflects this direction: driven by and for the EU, and retaining the UK as a member along with any states that will be the ‘soon to be’ followers.

4. A strong plan for the UK on how it will, can and should be part of a ‘new v2 EU’.

This would leave the way towards more involvement for the UK in a new EU, with the UK (once again) closer to its heart. Accordingly, the EU would and could become much more aligned to the needs of all its members.

Idealistic? Maybe, but also now a distinct possibility that this could happen following the referendum.

Whilst I did not want to find us in this position; this could be the biggest and best thing to happen to Europe for almost exactly 71 years; and ***maybe*** the perfect shock that it needed to become a ‘new and great place to be’, and to divert us from becoming another USA.

Now we are here, let’s treat this as a fabulous opportunity; and STOP assuming ridiculous things like ‘visas being required to go on holiday’, ‘that all europeans will have to go home’, ‘that all expats will have to come home’, etc.

Please note also, that we have NOT left the EU yet. We have just given the government a 52% mandate to do so. Panic not!

And as for BREMAIN being the decision in the end…….. as John Lennon said: “It will all be alright in the end, and if it is not alright; then it is not yet the end.”

Views mentioned here are independent of Bill Trueman, director of RiskSkill, who is an eminent fraud & risk management specialist working with a number of business organizations worldwide. Article originally posted by Bill at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/brexit-bremain-kick-up-arse-brussels-needed-has-come-bill-trueman