Nigel Farage Jack Taylor/Stringer

反悔退出的承诺

伦敦—在英国人民投票脱离欧盟前,难民危机是欧洲所面临的最严重的问题。事实上,这场危机是引发更大的英国退出灾难的关键因素。

英国退出投票是一次巨大的冲击;投票次日早晨,欧盟解体似乎实际已在所难免。其他欧盟国家(特别是意大利)酝酿中的危机令欧盟的生存前景雪上加霜。

但随着英国公投第一波影响的退潮,一些意料之外的事情正在发生:这场悲剧看上去不再像是既成事实。随着假象中的情况成为现实,许多英国选民生出一种“买家的后悔”。英镑暴跌。苏格兰再次举行公投可能性大增。昔日“脱欧”阵营领导人陷入了奇怪的自我毁灭的内讧,他们的一些追随者也开始领悟国家和他们个人所面临的悲惨的未来。公共观点转变、请愿议会举行第二次公投的签名已经成为一场运动,到目前为止获得四百万多人的支持。

To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address.

Registration is quick and easy and requires only your email address. If you already have an account with us, please log in. Or subscribe now for unlimited access.

required

Log in

http://prosyn.org/SkHmnsO/zh;
  1. An employee works at a chemical fiber weaving company VCG/Getty Images

    China in the Lead?

    For four decades, China has achieved unprecedented economic growth under a centralized, authoritarian political system, far outpacing growth in the Western liberal democracies. So, is Chinese President Xi Jinping right to double down on authoritarianism, and is the “China model” truly a viable rival to Western-style democratic capitalism?

  2. The assembly line at Ford Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

    Whither the Multilateral Trading System?

    The global economy today is dominated by three major players – China, the EU, and the US – with roughly equal trading volumes and limited incentive to fight for the rules-based global trading system. With cooperation unlikely, the world should prepare itself for the erosion of the World Trade Organization.

  3. Donald Trump Saul Loeb/Getty Images

    The Globalization of Our Discontent

    Globalization, which was supposed to benefit developed and developing countries alike, is now reviled almost everywhere, as the political backlash in Europe and the US has shown. The challenge is to minimize the risk that the backlash will intensify, and that starts by understanding – and avoiding – past mistakes.

  4. A general view of the Corn Market in the City of Manchester Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

    A Better British Story

    Despite all of the doom and gloom over the United Kingdom's impending withdrawal from the European Union, key manufacturing indicators are at their highest levels in four years, and the mood for investment may be improving. While parts of the UK are certainly weakening economically, others may finally be overcoming longstanding challenges.

  5. UK supermarket Waring Abbott/Getty Images

    The UK’s Multilateral Trade Future

    With Brexit looming, the UK has no choice but to redesign its future trading relationships. As a major producer of sophisticated components, its long-term trade strategy should focus on gaining deep and unfettered access to integrated cross-border supply chains – and that means adopting a multilateral approach.

  6. The Year Ahead 2018

    The world’s leading thinkers and policymakers examine what’s come apart in the past year, and anticipate what will define the year ahead.

    Order now