July 1 2016
“Europe is dead – long live Europe?” headlined the weekly Der Spiegel magazine and Bild, Germany’s best-selling daily, offered to recognize the Wembley Goal of 1966 if Britain remained in the EU.
The liberal-leaning Süddeutsche Zeitung greeted its readers with “Bye-bye Britain.” In an editorial, the paper warned of the consequences for the stability of the rest of the EU.
The British have sent a signal that could strengthen radical forces in other countries raising the spectre of disintegration. A further break-up of the EU is therefore not an unrealistic scenario. Nor is the break-up of the United Kingdom as Scotland’s bid for independence clearly shows. The conservative Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper struck a more critical tone towards the UK in its editorial.
The Brexit is said to not only damage Britain and the EU as a whole economically, but also be a catastrophe for Germany. If Britain were to leave the EU, Germany would lose an important ally, one that is much admired by Germans.
“Brexit” on Wikipedia: United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union
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