Skip to comments.The E.U.: Hell hath no fury
Posted on 02/09/2019 2:01:15 AM PST by RoosterRedux
In the midst of negotiations to implement Brexit, E.U. president Donald Tusk sneered that there was a special place in hell for those who pushed Brexit without a plan, a comment seemingly designed to foil an agreement.
The Brexiteers have responded in kind. Nigel Farage tweeted that after Brexit, we will be free of unelected bureaucrats like you and run our own country. He added, Sounds more like heaven to me.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP, said that Tusks comment shows exactly why the British people rejected the EU in the first place.
Britain is implementing the will of the people, wrote Rees-Mogg. That is democracy, but Mr. Tusk represents bureaucracy, so is incapable of understanding the popular mood.
Or perhaps he understands the popular mood too well. Back in October, a Washington Post financial writer wrote that [t]he fear that Brexit could encourage more countries to leave gives the E.U. a powerful incentive to make Britains exit as unattractive as possible. Viewed from this standpoint, the E.U.s vindictiveness toward Britain serves as a message to any other member nation that contemplates withdrawing.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
I’m not saying there’s gonna be a shooting war in Europe, but things could get ugly.
Economic war, though, SOMETIMES leads to a shooting war.
and one would be amazed how pacifists can change so quickly into killers.
Nigel Farage tweeted that after Brexit, we will be free of unelected bureaucrats like you and run our own country. He added, Sounds more like heaven to me. Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP, said that Tusks comment shows exactly why the British people rejected the EU in the first place. Britain is implementing the will of the people, wrote Rees-Mogg. That is democracy, but Mr. Tusk represents bureaucracy, so is incapable of understanding the popular mood.
Tusk is just some of the scum that's floated to the top of the Brussels swamp. They fear representative goverment and the will of the people, as they should. Their corrupt behavior has earned them the hatred of many citizens.
UK will do fine under WTO rules, standing on their own feet and the Germans will be quick to want a trade treaty....but not before they are free once more of the EU.
Mz May is a corrupt old bat who did her best to derail the Brexit. She deserves to be put out.
This article is spot on. The Yurps are overplaying their hand here. If Britain leaves with no deal in place, it is their huge trade surplus with Britain that will get it right in the neck.
Meanwhile the Italians and Eastern Europeans will continue to just thumb their noses at Berlin/Paris.
Meanwhile, the EU has launched its SPV with Iran: INSTEX.
Nice allies we got there, eh?
I love Jacob Rees-Mogg (as well as Nigel Farage).I would strongly encourage anyone with some free time to do as I've done and spend some time on youtube listening to him speak in Parliament,and elsewhere.
However,in this comment I suspect that he hasn't gone far enough...hasn't been bold enough.I can easily...*very* easily...imagine Tusk as having been a key figure in the intimidation of Lech Welesa and Solidarity in Gdansk during the 70s/80s/90s.
Translation...I can see Tusk,like Manuel Barosso before him,as being an unrepentant Marxist/Maoist.
Phenomenal!!! Very well done!
The Brits have always been a pain in the ass. The Romans could not handle them. The Normands were absorbed (they speak English, not French), and look what they did to Hitler. It is only fitting that they are continuing their legacy now.
The plan should be, just walkaway and do not look back. If they adopt that course it will bring the E.U. elites to an honest brokering table. Then tell them what you will do as part of the divorce settlement.
THAT is unforgivable. She should have decided two years ago, or at least last year that 'the UK leaves with no deal, fine, let's prepare for it" - but the UK is not prepared for a No-deal, it hasn't done anything about the Ireland-NorthernIreland border, nothing.
Theresa May is an incompetent bureaucrat and nothing more. It’s no wonder that she was a “remainer.”
The EU is perfectly willing to have a trade deal with the UK, but if the UK wants something like Norway or Switzerland has, then it needs to allow freedom of goods, services, capital and EU citizens. If they want something else then they need to negotiate the terms just like anybody else
The UK under WTO terms will be just like everybody else. They will not "do fine" - but they won't collapse economically yet. They will have a hit of anything from 2% to 4% GDP in the 2 year horizon. After that, it all depends on how well their government manages it
But that's the crux - May has NOT managed anything so far, so expecting her to manage the no-deal Brexit is a larf
The EU hasn’t done INSTEX — Germany, France and the UK did it. Yes, the UK too. The EU was not involved.
Fæder ure þu þe eart on heofonum;- it was similar to Friesian and other Germanic dialects. The mongrel language English was a mix of some Germanic words with Gallo. Right now only about 20% of English words are of Germanic origin while 60% are Latin, French, other Romance origin
Si þin nama gehalgod
to becume þin rice
gewurþe ðin willa
on eorðan swa swa on heofonum.
urne gedæghwamlican hlaf syle us todæg
and forgyf us ure gyltas
swa swa we forgyfað urum gyltendum
and ne gelæd þu us on costnunge
ac alys us of yfele soþlice
the UK can do anything else and the EU says "your choice", but the UK can't renege on the irish open border it agreed on -- and the UK is the one who wants border controls there.
Two thirds of current trade is with the EU. Those percentages were radically different before Britain joined the EU and could well shift back to other markets once Britain leaves. Its not like Britain was a poor country prior to joining the then European Community. I agree that May has done nothing except roll over or Brussels and try to ram down the throats of the British people a worse arrangement than they had before Brexit. That failed. Britain obviously needs to move in a different direction. I agree that a bridge will be needed to buy Britain a little time to negotiate new trade arrangements. I'd like to see the US offer them a deal to do just that.
Her previous stint as Home Minister was just as incompetent.
After june 2016 the UK had clear options
It did nothing, absolutely nothing. There IS a special place in hell for people who don't lead their nation one way or another. Anything would be better than the waffling we've seen
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