Brexit — A loss for rationalism

Since I was young, I held the UK, and particularly London, in high esteem.

Back then I felt that compared to the Germany I grew up in, it was simply “further ahead”. If you wanted to understand what’s going on you looked to New York, Tokyo, and London.

My first experience with and in the UK was in 1992. My mother took me with her to London for a couple of weeks to join her for an English language course. For her, it was reacting to the necessity of becoming proficient in English, as she had founded an international trading business and English…