I’ve mentioned more than once about the danger of single points of failure, and how we seem as a society to continue to consolidate more and more power into the hands of fewer and fewer people. And when those people make mistakes in judgement, the damage is more significant than if an individual made a mistake for themselves.
Combining countries into a single unit, and then attempting to apply the same solution for disparate situations under the guise of fairness is and always will be a mistake, especially when we are talking about economic solutions.
Britain was having to change how its economy functioned for other countries that have very little in common with it, other than geographic location. And other countries were receiving aid from countries rather than actually engaging their own economies based on the resources and abilities they had.
If everyone now actively pursues economically what is in their own best interests, the entire continent will be better off. And everyone will have their own destiny in their own hands, rather than the hands of those that they do not even know.
That is better for everyone involved.
The best news is this appears to be happening without a war, which is the way it should have been handled.