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Повестка дня для Британии после референдума

ЛОНДОН – Менее чем через месяц завершится кошмарная агитационная кампания за выход Великобритании из Евросоюза, противоречащая советам наших друзей со всего мира.

Сторонники Брексита – они называют себя «брекситиры» – отмахиваются от любых аргументов, свидетельствующих об экономическом ущербе, который Британия нанесёт сама себе, выйдя из ЕС. Их пренебрежение здравым смыслом и фактами напоминает аналогичное свойство Дональда Трампа, звезды телевизионного реалити-шоу и кандидата в президенты США от Республиканской партии, чей политический стиль, похоже, без помех пересёк Атлантику.

Если избиратели решат выйти из ЕС, дальнейшее станет непредсказуемым; Великобритания совершит большой скачок во тьму. К счастью, букмекеры всё чаще предсказывают, что избиратели проголосуют за то, чтобы остаться. Однако даже если здравый смысл возобладает, эффект «брекситоза» – токсичного сочетания маниакальных амбиций (в первую очередь, это касается бывшего мэра Лондона Бориса Джонсона), самообмана и лжи – будет сохраняться ещё долгое время после объявления результатов референдума.

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