The Bruges Group spearheaded the intellectual battle to win a vote to leave the European Union and, above all, against the emergence of a centralised EU state.

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Josef Filipowicz


The encouragement of diversity through autonomy (which is in no way synonymous with isolation, as some may imply) not only eliminates the current emphasis on groupthink, but also renders the continent more resilient. Independent nations are better prepared to address or avoid negative externalities on their own terms and in their own contexts.

The days of European monoculture are limited, though the wait is hard to predict. Until such a transition, the priority becomes the preservation and encouragement of diversity through national self-recognition. The pesticides currently in use are not only unable to address the root issues of member states, but they exacerbate the problem.

As the years of ineffective bailout-for-austerity policies accrue, an ever-increasing number of Europeans understand the brutal inefficiencies of forced monoculture. The seeds of change have been sewn, and the future promises to be more diverse, more resilient, and more independent.

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