Well, Brexsquit politicians obviously, investors who bet on foreign industries and currencies.
Those people, plus I'd include those who think the negative consequences for themselves are a price worth paying for the ongoing distress and damage dealt to those who they want to see 'got'. I think there are a lot of those people. An awful, awful (literally) lot.People that can say that they were on the winning side for once. The negative consequences, economic or otherwise, don’t matter because they can tell themselves that they kicked against the pricks and prevailed.
The Chinese? With a weakened Europe and continued Chinese economic growth and the influence this brings a smaller EU and isolated if not weak UK is not a good thing. The Americans seem to me to be on a path back to at least partial isolation, so Europe cannot remain a protectorate for ever, and will have to put its own house in order.
I had Putin's Russia as the main winner through the weakening of European institutions and any vestige of solidarity on the continent.Doubt the Chinese or the Americans benefit from Brexit. The Chinese would rather deal with one entity in Europe, usually Berlin, rather than multiple governments.
The Americans too. They particularly liked the UK in with one foot because they had a friendlier (puppet) government to veto EU schemes detrimental to the USA.
Now...the Russians. Well, they'll benefit from a fragmented Europe. Germany has long wanted a less confrontational relationship with the Russians, to the consternation of the UK and US. A departed UK weakens the EU and means Germany and France set the framework of things.
Yep, Vlad was top of my list of winners too, after Boris who gets his 15 minutes of fame as PM, followed by decades of notoriety for his team's lethally inept handling of covid.I had Putin's Russia as the main winner through the weakening of European institutions and any vestige of solidarity on the continent.
Oh I don't know. Some shortsighted nation on the edge of Europe which has undermined its own energy security and squandered fossil fuels without transitioning to renewables may beg China to install and operate nuclear kit and even guarantee an inflated price for what it generates.I didn't see China as gaining much - I have them as wanting to make their money by trading with rich nations and nothing in a fractured Europe will add to the riches.