This is my BREXIT analysis from March 2016 that picks up most of the key issues in a piece for AICGS/Johns Hopkins University. A difficult day for the UK, a dangerous day for the continent – and a shocking impulse for the populist politicians. Lack of critical reflection in Berlin, Paris and Brussels. As the UK has left the EU should move towards a European Political Union; a smaller weaker EU will disintegrate and implode. Effective tax policy and hence effective redistribution is only possible through more supranational policy.