Social Justice Warlord
Just wanted to update: was recently in Europe... didn’t appear to be under much duress.
Seems to me that it is just partly government wisdom, the other half (at least) is originated by Finns' special national virtue called "sisu". No close analogue in their neighborhood states, if any. Sisu is akin to voluntary willingness to considering no things as unimportant details - everything is important and should be treated properly, which in turn takes time. Sisu makes the general Western "quick or dead" behaviour irrelevant in Finland: oppositely, you'll be dead being too quick. The Finns' self-respect is based on it. Tactical speed might be as high as possible - after all, the F1 races as well as an ice hockey and skiing all contains the famous Finnish names in their respective histories, but strategically all Finns are slow thinkers, who prefer to stick with the proven wisdoms of their lifestyle.Good article in today's Foreign Affairs about the success of recruiting to Finland's Armed Forces.
Today was supposed to be BREXIT day - no one knows if has been delayed or cancelled but it has been fascinating to watch the BBC. I keep waiting for John Bercow (Speaker of the House of Commons) to say "I didn't get a harumph out of that guy..."Polls are predicting a REMAIN victory but 5 districts have just reported: Newcastle was much closer than expected (was expected to go REMAIN) and Sunderland went big for LEAVE. The pound has started to drop. Will be long night watching the BBC....
Currently reporting turnout is very heavy (70%), especially in the de-industrialized areas home to many in the working class (think Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania). Looks like it is Scotland & London vs the remainder of England...
As Scotland is heavily REMAIN, if the UK votes to leave the EU, then Scotland will try again to break away from England.
I disdain those who advocated for Brexit but quit before the war was done, at least they have shown their true colors to their fellow Brits and the world.Another vote today with the same result. One of member from Scotland certainly sounded like there might be a vote for Scottish Independence if there is a hard BREXIT, another member resigned from the Conservative Party on the House of Commons floor after the vote.