What Will Happen in Europe When Britain Leaves

From 2007 with lessons for today:

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Soon, Britain will leave the European Union. (Stock Xchng)

 

It could be one of the most momentous, watershed events ever to occur on the European continent.

The time is drawing nearer when Britain will leave the European Union.

How will this development affect life on the Continent? Drastically.

Over the years, Britain has been the biggest hindrance to the unification project proceeding forward. Where France and Germany had ambitious designs for European unity, Britain viewed it as a take-it-or-leave-it economic venture. This fundamental difference, coupled with Britain’s sheer size and political influence, has made London the resident counterweight to Franco-German ambition. Continue reading

Study: All 107 U.S. nuclear reactors vulnerable to terrorists

Every commercial nuclear reactor in the United States is insufficiently protected against “credible” terrorist threats, according to a new report (PDF) from the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project at the University of Texas at Austin.

The report found that facilities were vulnerable to the theft of bomb-grade nuclear materials and sabotage attacks designed to cause a meltdown. Continue reading