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Who needs the real European Economic Commu… I mean, EU.

Now that we’re leaving (which can’t be correct – I voted stay) why not set up our own EU? A fake EU, faked by the best fakirs in the business: [fill in national stereotypes here]

The whole world is becoming accustomed to fake news. Why not fake institutions? Fake countries? Fake trading agreements and border agreements? Fake EUs. Of course, was the real EU a real EU in the first place? What if it was actually a fake all along.

Ian Tindale, Apr 02 2018


       Without some semblance of fiscal unity, it all was rather fake.
RayfordSteele, Apr 02 2018

       // Fake countries? //   

       Baked. Belgium.   

       Widely Known Not To Really Exist.
8th of 7, Apr 02 2018

       It's only been fake in the U.S. since Kennedy or so, and Canada's been too huddled together for warmth to have become fake until at least the first Trudeau.   

       Elsewhere in the world it's been fake for much, much longer than that...   

       //What if it was actually a fake all along.//   

       Surely not. If that were the case, the US, UK and many countries would be screwed as they don't make anything anymore. Without trade, a service and finance dependent economy wouldn't be able to feed and clothe themselves. <suppressed manic laughter/>
bigsleep, Apr 02 2018

       ^ Hmmm, just a thought experiment...if there was a very weird earthquake which left only the UK above water, would we be richer, poorer or just the same?
not_morrison_rm, Apr 03 2018

       The same as what?
pocmloc, Apr 03 2018

       Well, "this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands;"

... presumably.
8th of 7, Apr 03 2018

       And to think, they wrote that centuries before the invention of kool-aid.
RayfordSteele, Apr 03 2018


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