Brexit : What Happened ? What is Going to Happen ?
The Brexit referendum demonstrated the fundamental reticence of the British to embrace the ethos underpinning the European construction, the powerlessness of politicians to explain it clearly to the public, the particular difficulties of the main political parties involved, as well as the development of a specifically English nationalist sentiment. For now, no one can predict what the actual clauses of Brexit will look like. But it could provide the opportunity for a real new deal for European integration.