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Day March 20, 2012

Dangerous Decade 2

Western Europe learns about fragmentation. No more will states be created and destroyed according to whims of ambitious diplomats in London, Paris or Madrid playing God.

We all know how Belgium is papering over the cracks, but for how long?

Increasingly, England is giving up on the Union as Scotland flexes its right to independence. Matter of time. Who mentions Northern Ireland in England any more? It’s over.

Madrid is going the same way but faster. It isn’t going to hold on to the Basque country nor will it do so in Catalonia. The writing is on the wall.

France is seemingly untouched. We shall see.

Six decades of ‘fixing Germany’ and then taking over Eastern Europe and the Ukraine…. it’s over (but they don’t want to recognise it).

Italy? Tougher one to call, not least because of nasty Umberto Bossi. But Cavour and Garibaldi will be rolling in their graves.

Economics is key. And it’s not looking pretty.