Brexit is the hen of the golden eggs of British populist politics that has stormed in this 21st century and whose devastating waves have hit the shores of the Old Continent. Hence, everything pointed to what happened yesterday in Westminster: we will continue, for now, with more Brexit. However much work is done to give it a binder, the brexitero headache is profitable for politicians in the United Kingdom . The first beneficiary of the terrible situation has been Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has not come to office for the polls, but for his position on Brexit, for squeezing the delicate matter, turning it around, playing with him and with the designs from his own Tory party (he has been about to fracture it) and the British people. He pushed the former premier Theresa May away with a swipe and now demands that the agreement she made with the European Union be approved except for the latest touches that the DUP unionists consider a betrayal of Northern Ireland. Johnson had to notice May's cold gaze, yesterday at Westminster, in his neck. What surreal images are giving us the temple of British democracy .
So we are still waiting for how and when the final farewell takes place between London and Brussels. When it happens, what will the EU do without that wayward partner, the one who most wanted (and managed) to get attention? It is not going to get bored, of course, because Europe has more enemies inside . See the case of Matteo Salvini, the former Italian Interior Minister. Salvini is now out of play, in full opposition, but the great European leaders do not lose sight of him. They know that they can return - when they least expect it - to power in Italy. Even taller and with more whip. Therefore, the community popes walk these days with lead feet. They do not want to give excuses to transalpine citizens so that they can further warrant Euroscepticism or anti-Europeanism. A misstep, a contempt for Rome, and Salvini will grow in the polls .
It is time to help Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. And not only with words, but with deeds. Does anyone doubt the wink that Europe has made to Italy with the appointment of Paolo Gentiloni as commissioner of Economic Affairs? A portfolio for the student who has been doing his homework badly, who has not sacrificed himself in that area like other European colleagues. What can Lisbon or Dublin think? Obviously, they have become angry and have slammed the German doors in search of an explanation. "Yes, they are right. But Matteo Salvini is still there," confessed recently from the nearby circle of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
This same source pointed out that from Berlin other countries that can also fracture the European Union are taken into account: those of the East. "We talk about it with France. Emmanuel Macron is passion, impulse, haste for Europe. We Germans have another rhythm. Calmer, more boring, but more successful, so as not to provoke the Eastern front ."
We speak of the labyrinth of Brexit, but Europe has before it a whole crossroads.
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