British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 this week, across the channel, her German counterpart, Angela Merkel, reassured party members in Berlin that with or without the UK, the European Union would continue to be a success.
The two leaders each have a union to preserve. For May, that union is the United Kingdom. She will not be able to duck the calls for a second independence referendum in Scotland forever, and there is also the contentious issue of what happens to Northern Ireland.
For Merkel, the union she must save is the EU itself. And what a beleaguered union that is.… Seguir leyendo »