Top German Politician Warns EU Determination To Punish Britain Will Harm Europe.

A leading German member of the European Parliament has warned that top EU negotiators frustrate Brexit in order to punish Britain and keep other Eurosceptic member-states in line as opposition to the Union’s authoritarian style of governance grows all around Europe.

Hans-Olaf Henkel, deputy chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group – to which Britain’s ruling Conservative Party is aligned– claimed that Belgium’s former prime minister Guy Verhofstadt and France’s former foreign minister Michel Barnier “want to make a mess out of this whole unhappy situation” in an article published by The Times.

Verhofstadt, once described by UKIP’s Nigel Farage as “high priest” in “the temple of European federalism” by Brexit campaign leader is the European Parliament’s chosen representative in the Brexit negotiations.

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EU Brexit negotiator Verhofstadt responds to Nigel Farage?

Barnier,  a former member of the unelected European Commission (Euronazis), as well as being Frane’s former foreign affairs chief, is the bloc’s chief negotiator.

“Mr Verhofstadt is an ambitious politician who wants to achieve a United States of Europe,” wrote Henkel, alleging that the attitude he typifies “was responsible in no small part” for the British public voting to Leave the European Union in June 2016.

“Mr Verhofstadt now wants to punish the British,” he continued.

“My impression is that Mr Barnier wants to do the same. The reason is simple. They would seek to make sure that Brexit is such a catastrophe that no country dares to take the step of leaving the EU again.”

Unfortunately many nations that are far more natural trading partners for Britain than the EU are falling over themselves in their eagerness to do business with British firms one we are free of the suffocating blanket of EU bureaucracy.

In Henkel’s estimation, failure to reach a reasonable separation agreement Britain would be “a terrible situation for us all,” he said, adding, “in Germany we value the ties we have with the British”. He probably means that German politicians are crapping themselves at the prospect of having to explain to German taxpayers just why they have to pick up the tab for the Union’s dept crippled ‘Club Mediterranean’ nations one the only other net contributor to the EU treasury has gone.

The UK will be the Eurozone’s single largest export market after Brexit, and Leave campaigner and former environment and rural affairs minister Owen Paterson MP has recently noted that Germany sold around 950,000 cars to British buyers in 2016 alone.

Other European leaders, such as Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó and Flemish minister-president Geert Bourgeois, have also said that attempting to “punish” the British would be damaging for the EU, with European exporters losing competitiveness and market share in the UK (mostly thanks to bureaucratic restrictions on trade and idiotic labour laws pushing up costs,)  as it reclaims its powers to conduct an independent trade policy and strikes deals with global economies such as Australia India, and the United States.

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