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Clive Crook

Britain and Europe Still Can't Save Their Marriage

Why the U.K. and the EU should just call the whole thing off.
Can we still be friends?
Can we still be friends?

At the European Parliament's behest, and over the objections of U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron , the European Union's governments have proposed Jean-Claude Juncker -- a candidate national leaders don't much admire, who stands for the kind of EU that a growing number of citizens don't want -- as next head of the European Commission.

The parliament has scored a notable victory -- one that it may come to regret.