From the Guardian: The Observer view on liberal values being as vital to the world order as ever - excerpt: What is happening on the grid of International Politics is selfless idiocy on the part of megalomaniacs. (I link that word to its definition, because it's of key importance.) Putin and Trump readily fit the definition, and on a lesser scale so do Kim Jong-un of North Korea, XI Jinping of China and even a couple of eastern-EU countries (who have perhaps never learned how to manage/respect the democratic plurality of a functional democracy)! Maybe Brexit is just a passing folly on the part of Britain's Hard Right. But that hardness is going to do the Conservatives considerable harm when they must take-the-blame for Brexit that produces a reduction of overall GDP. And thus the consequence in GB of higher unemployment rates. Boyz-'n-girlz, Britain is not Germany! You (plural) are not hard-workers such as Germany . In fact, your GDP per capita is 15th in the list here, whereas Germany is 7th. So somebody - anybody - give me a cogent explanation for that difference ... ! PS: Were I the political head of Scotland, I'd get out of GB now! Not tomorrow, but now!