To compound the problem of the EU, this is not a “Europe of peoples” nor of equals. Germany and UK were top dogs, and now Germany is the only big dog as to money, authority and power. The Romantic states and Greece are in crisis and have been for decades. Brussels absolutely detests European public opinion, and the system exhibits an iron resistance to reform. This current EU project that ultimately aims at a federation, modeled on the pre US republic, does not cut it in most of Britain. Arguably this is one of the key reasons behind Brexit – which for its part has already disunited the kingdom and may eventually downgrade it into a tiny trading post on the edge of Europe. Matters such as border security, jobs, and local issues such as health care are concerns of the common people.