CIA created the EU
I know everybody here "did everything right and is getting shafted" but in reality, not really, as part of the body politic, putatively. But it is complicated even if you want to believe the solutions are simple
"There is nothing particularly wicked about this. The US acted astutely in the context of the Cold War. The political reconstruction of Europe was a roaring success.
There were horrible misjudgments along the way, of course. A memo dated June 11, 1965, instructs the vice-president of the European Community to pursue monetary union by stealth, suppressing debate until the "adoption of such proposals would become virtually inescapable". This was too clever by half, as we can see today from debt-deflation traps and mass unemployment across southern Europe."
"In a sense these papers are ancient history. What they show is that the American 'deep state' was in up to its neck. We can argue over whether Boris Johnson crossed a line last week by dredging up President Barack Obama's "part-Kenyan ancestry", but the cardinal error was to suppose that Mr Obama's trade threat had anything to do with the ordeals of his grandfather in a Mau Mau prison camp. It was American foreign policy boilerplate."
Lol. Wasn't aware that Boris von Trump went birther.
Re: CIA created the EU
Of course the EU is a child of CIA, perhaps it outgrew it`s usefulness. But there always has been a feud between Obama and the Brits, from when early on he gave the Queen some ridiculous gift like a cassette tape of his favorite songs he recorded off the radio or some such crap. All the way to threatening the Brits that if the leave "they`ll go to the end of the line on trade" ...you know believe it or not some people in this world yet have pride and that slam of Obama`s may very well have flipped the vote from the polls of "52-48 stay" to "52-48 leave". Obama carries chips on his shoulder and never fogets or forgives, he still holds a grudge over what the Brits did to his abentee father. For that he is unfit to serve and we`ll be damned lucky if his petulance doesn`t involve us in a war before we`re rid of him.