The British are not spoilsports. They play their own game, and decided to leave the confining conformity of the European Union. Any thinking person should realize they had good reasons to do so. Britain doesn’t just belong to Europe, Britain belongs among all nations. That was how Winston Churchill saw it.
Great Britain is oriented outwardly more strongly than any other country in our hemisphere. Its people, in the words of former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson, don’t share “the obsession for the European perspective.”
“We have a global perspective, due to our ties to the Commonwealth and the rest of the English-speaking world,” Mr. Lawson said. “Today every country trades with every other country in the world. That’s what globalization means.”
The world’s fifth largest economy doesn’t need bureaucratic Brussels for that.
Now that the British have voted to leave the European bloc, it’s our chance to reshape how we think. The future is open — provided you really want to consider the future of Brussels, “the Gentle Monster,” and not just “believe” in it.