This must disgust the American Left, who will read the vote as a Trumpian Effect since the First Lady was born in Slovenia. Their bitter bile aside, the list of countries who are defining themselves as nations with distinct borders and autonomy continues to grow.
Hungary continues to “punch past its weight”, as our EX-president used to observe of small countries. One hopes he is gnashing his teeth at the mounting evidence that he was so very wrong (about everything).
This plebiscite also is part of a larger though inevitably delayed response to the break-up of the USSR. It can take a while to come back to life after being repressed for so long.
Brussels, meanwhile, is shuffling toward irrelevance. Only inertia and greed will keep it upright and moving. But for how long? When does the rotted meat become too odiferous for other European states to ignore? Ah, well – it will always have Germany. Or perhaps it’s the other way ’round.