what happens after brexit?
So what happens after #brexit: Scotland will leave the UK. Ireland will reunify into a single country. France and the Netherlands will be forced out of the EU as well. Russia will invade Ukraine and Finland. President Trump will accede to this, thus ending NATO. Northern and Southern Italy will split. Pope Francis will declare Rome a Papal State. What is left of Spain will claim the Netherlands and Sicily by right as descendants of the Hapsburgs. Turkey will invade Cyprus. The Papal States will gain greater territory. First in Southern Italy, then in Poland. Then Austria. Pope Francis will be declared the new Holy Roman Emperor. Spain will break into pieces with Andalucia joining the New Roman Empire. Eventually Ireland will join as well. Germany and Northern Italy will begin disintegrating into city-states which will form a loose alliance based on the Swiss model. Flanders, Netherlands and Scotland–having joined forces to defeat the Spanish Armada–will join a new economic union. Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will join in a military pact to retake Finland as well as that little part of Russia on the Baltic. Eventually Russia will nuke all of them and begin a march west to retake all of the lands of the former Soviet bloc including East Germany. Pope Francis’s forces will grow stronger creating a split between the Russian controlled east, the Roman controlled Catholic league. The divided, leaderless and backward city-states of West Germany and France will be caught in the middle of this geopolitical tussel. French refugees will begin migrating en masse to Morocco where a rump state will be declared. By this time a prosperous independent England will have rebuilt its Victorian Era economy with textile factories humming in Manchester and more coal than you can shake a stick at popping out of mines in Wales. They will sell these goods to their colonies in South Asia and Africa. Finally, rumors of a warrior Princess in the east with Dragons and a dwarf will arrive. She will land gallantly atop the Eiffel Tower uniting France with the city-states of the former Germany and Northern Italy. She will reinstate the EU with the Free City of Paris as her capital. She will defeat Pope Francis’s forces at the Battle of the Dragon and the Scepter, taking place off the coast of Monaco. Then she will turn and cross the narrow sea to take back the Throne of England. After crowning herself as the one true Chancellor at a really big Westminster Abbey coronation she will settle into a wary truce between the new EU and the Russian controlled east because if we’ve learned anything in the last 200 years, its that there’s no point in Western Europe invading Russia.
Or, things will go on pretty much as they have been for the last ten years in the EU except that British people will now have to pay more for their claret, their champagne and their plumbers. And maybe, just maybe, the EU will take this as a wake-up call and figure out a way to be more useful (banking union, patent union, communications union, common foreign policy, rationalized military spending and coordination, border control) and more democratic.