That, in essence, is what 'Dave 'n' George' and their army of civil service toadies are telling us in an endless bog-roll of pronouncements unaware, I suppose (because whilst they're awfully posh they are also awfully dim), that in the end we will all be dead! Of course, the quality of the journey to that inevitable conclusion is important but how much faith can we place in the dire prognostications of this Goebbels-like apparat which only 25-odd years ago was telling us exactly the same sort of thing if Britain failed to join the euro currency - by the way, my Greek, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese friends (to name but a few), how's that euro system working out for you? Alright, there's no need to be rude!
In the meantime, the Austrians came within a whisker of electing a Nazi President - golly-gosh, that brings back memories! - and crypto-Fascist parties are gaining in strength all over Europe including (natch!) Germany. The euro currency itself is gathering momentum on its downward spiral which will only end in one of two outcomes. Either, it crashes and everyone will be fighting their way to the exit, or, the polit-bureau in Brussels will insist that there must now be a United States of Europe, or as our German 'friends' might put it - ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer!
I am grateful (yet again) to my e-pal, JK, who sent this observation from an American living in Switzerland who has seen the film Brexit: The Movie.
It begins with the Magna Carta, the 800th anniversary of which was celebrated last June. Our US Constitution reflects the Magna Carta. One of the many principles in that document, which King John was encouraged to sign (he liked his head where it was), was that no people would be forced to pay taxes without their lawful consent.
When one considers how the EU actually functions, and the course of events during the last 25 years, then any rational person has to conclude that the Brexit people have an argument. The EU in Brussels can hardly lay claim any longer to being “democratic.” It is indeed an ”administrative state” without a constitution and has very limited accountability to the peoples of Europe. The vast majority of EU citizenry have no clue as to how it is organized or functions.
Odd how often the outsider sees more clearly than the insiders. There's only a month to go and that will be your last chance to get out reasonably unhurt. After that it will a slow but inevitable and monstrously appalling car crash!