It would be very dificult for Grzegorz W. Kolodko to be anything other than totally against the UK's decision to exit EU given that this is the man who engineered Poland's Entry. He is also credited for increasing Poland's GDP 3 fold during his tenure as finance minister. What needs to be remebered is that as a former Communist state the GDP numbers were incredibly low when he started so the increase through trade was inevitable whoever took that post..
A generation ago, in the second half of the 80s, hardly anyone would predict the fall of real socialism, or communism, as it was known in the West, and the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Quite the contrary; even such prominent Sovietologists as Zbigniew Brzeziński assumed that the USSR may not fall and would last for quite a long time. When things turned out differently and, consequently, Francis Fukuyama prematurely announced the end of history, thousands of Sovietologists, especially American and British ones, looking to justify their existence, quickly rebranded themselves as experts on political changes in ... (full story)