“The times when we could fully rely on others are to some extent over — I experienced that in the last few days,” Merkel told her supporters, according to Bloomberg. “We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands.”“Of course we need to have friendly relations with the U.S. and with the U.K. and with other neighbors, including Russia,” she continued. “We have to fight for our own future ourselves.
So I guess the shot at England is the disdain of global elite for Brits daring to defy Brussels and vote for Brexit. The funny thing about this is it should be possible to have an open trade zone without surrendering local self government to bureaucratic domination by unaccountable Eureaucrats in a foreign capital. Long live free Britannia.
And, it goes without saying that the shot at the US is for having the gall to elect Donald Trump who says Europe needs to pay for its own defense. Well, Mrs. Merkel, if you think Europe should do more with its own hands for its own future, I’d say Mr. Trump’s bluster is bearing some dividends.