A Global Issue
BY THE TIME THIS MAGAZINE IS OUT, we’ll know definitively if the United Kingdom has decided to retain or forge a new partnership with the European Union or elected to separate itself entirely from the multi-national union that has shaped the European continent’s fortunes for the last two decades. No matter the decision, it marks a serious rupture in the 28-member bloc and highlights numerous issues that have plagued the federation and which has been shown up increasingly under the economic and political duress the region and its Middle Eastern neighbours are experiencing.
Immigration, security, economic policy, legal issues all mark the sovereignty of a country and the European Union has often dared to share its liberal mindedness with the member states. This has made it one of the most admirable and coveted continents to live in, which is also its own downfall. Without integrating these newcomers, the inevitability of extremism arises. Whether Brexit happens or not, it’s a call for the EU to figure out how to fix its problems instead of just dragging its member states kicking and screaming along its own planned path and sweeping their issues under the proverbial rug.