Where is Plan B for the Dutch Nee?
From the FT:Yet there was a common theme in both countries: voters think the EU has become too large, too distant and too undemocratic.
The reality of life is that generally most voters do not notice what is happening that much until it affects them personally. The changes made recently in the European Union have culminated in a situation that will gradually cause more and more stress unless the EU is reformed.
Firstly, we should not aim for an "ever closer union"
Secondly, as the EU gets wider it should get shallower not deeper.
The history of EU reform has been the generation of some form of codged together proposals and then their sale to the citizens on the basis of "its this or nothing".
Whatever proposals people come to need to be based upon some structure that does not result in creeping centralisation.