Britannia isn’t cool any more – my piece in The Guardian

ll the British glamour is gone. Westminster played the fake anti-EU card too much. My today’s article in The Guardian:

With the result of the EU referendum it is now crystal clear: the game has gone too far. The diagnosis of the “UK illness” – creating a beast you cannot control – was always felt in Germany but seldom spoken about out loud. Whenever I talked to stakeholders in Berlin or even German diplomats in London about British politics in the past decade, they were both fascinated by their shiny rhetoric and annoyed by a great lack of solidarity and the permanent gambling in an attempt to cherry-pick the aspects of the EU that suited Britain. Unlike during the 80s and 90s, boring speeches are far more appreciated by the German people now.House of Cards scares us. As simple as that. Read the full article!

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