Barely 3 weeks to the first United Nations High Level Political Forum, has a country (UK) left a major regional integration block. Here in East Africa, we always looked up to the European Union as our best practice example for economic integration. But now the best practice has a big hole and everyone across the globe is talking about it – this gaping hole of Britain leaving the European Union. The first casualty is the UK Prime Minister leaving his job. How many more will be lost, will be for us to count as we continue to observe the ramifications of the ‘leave campaign’. While I would like to go on about this, what intrigued me in this whole circus is how the word ‘leave’ has become such a powerful political metaphor.
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