Tensions between the UK and Europe escalated overnight after EU negotiators increased their demand for compensation from Britain’s for the anticipated effects of Brexit to €100 billion, (You can imagine Juncker and Barnier, dressed in Mao suits, sticking little fingers in the corner of their mouth and in silly voices intoning “One – hundred – billion – Euros.) This latest attempt to bully Britain has only served to widen the divide between Brussels and London. Angered by the stupidity and arrogance of the Brussels bureaucrats, British negotiators questioned whether the country should agree to pay anything at all.
Coming before Brexit talks start next month and only hours before chief negotiator Michel Barnier was due to give more details on the EU’s standpoint,drawing an immediate rejection from Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis of the notion that Britain must pay to leave the corrupt, failing European Union. The Financial Times reported the EU was planning to ask for an upfront payment in 2019 of up to €100 billion before a Brexit deal could be agreed. Barnier hinted that the demand could be enforced through the European Court of Justice.
The European Commission had initially mentioned a severance fee of about €60 billion but the FT said the calculations it referred to would result in a net payment from Britain of roughly that level, after subsequent reimbursements. One senior EU official involved in preparing for the talks after a British election on June 8 said he did not recognize the 100-billion-euro figure, although a number of private calculations of the bill have gone as high or even higher.
Last month, the Bruegel think-tank in Brussels put the up-front payment for Britain as high as €109 billion. Later reimbursement would reduce the net figure to €65 billion, the study showed.
Shortly after the FT story broke, UK government Brexit Secretary Davis said Britain will not be paying a €100BN Brexit bill, and would have no obligation to pay any Brexit bill if it leaves the EU without a deal. Davis told BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program, “nobody is looking for that outcome, [ … ] the simple truth is that when we leave we’ll go outside the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.”
He then summarized the overnight media reports by saying “what you’re seeing is the tough early stages of the negotiation.”
Meanwhile, over the past month, the 27 other EU member states have drafted negotiating guidelines for the executive Commission that leaders agreed on Saturday. In the course of drafting, governments insisted on clarifying that Britain be made to pay up front for, among other things, contingent liabilities for guarantees on loans made by, for example, the European Investment Bank.
To summarise, what this belligerent, bullying attitude from EU officials means is that without Britain’s financial contribution the EU is effectively insolvent, and once taxpayers in Germany get wind that the burden of propping up twenty six economic basket cases will fall entirely on them, they might just rebel and elect an anti EU government later this year.
As Bloomberg notes, reports added to the already fractious public atmosphere surrounding the talks folloed leaked details of a dinner meeting between May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, which alleged the latter was shocked by the Prime Minister’s resolute approach and refusal to defer to the European Commission’s Piss-artist-in-chief, Monsieur Drunkard.
May vowed on Tuesday she wouldn’t be pushed about, saying that Juncker is learning she can be “bloody difficult.” While that may not bode well for the coming negotiations, it is likely to boost May’s support as she seeks a mandate in June’s General Election to get us out and then dictate terms to the EU, as Italy, France, The Netherlands and several smaller member states are dissastisfied with the wastful, incompetend bureaucracy in Brussels and its obsession with political integration.
The neo – Nazi mindset of EU negotioators revealed over recent days confirms the EU’s leadership default position is to punish member states that do not conform. There seems to be a belief, emanating from Germany and its close allies that Britons can be cowed into apologising for their temerity at even daring to think we could leave Europe. The goal is obviously to bring us back crawling to Brussels in supplication for re-admittance?
In response to that we should send back a simple message, “Two World Wars and one World Cup.
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The Brexit vote, the decision by a democratic majority in Britain to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves around the world. Not only does the EU now face a tsunami of departures, the usurpation of democracy by ‘experts’ ( technocrats ) has been challenged and exposed as a sham.
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After my short intro is a savage indictment by Brexit supporting Labour MP Kate Hoey of the way the Labour Party has abandoned the working class and is now trying to betray the party’s proud heritage and its roots in the industrial areas by taking Britain into an undemocratic, corporate controlled, capitalist friendly, elite dominated globalist control freak project.
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Few of you were aware probably that there is an EU referendum vote in The Netherlands this week. As usual with anything negative about the EU barely a word has been printed in the topic in mainstream media and the silence from our notionally unbiased national broadcaster The Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been deafening.
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OK, I know a lot of you think Boris is most accurately described by a word many people find offensive, but heâ€™s put together a very good argument here on why we must leave the EU. Published in part here under â€˜fair useâ€™ terms and conditions, in the public interest …
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As we and almost everybody else predicted, David Cameron’s deal to improve Britain’s relationship with the EU is worthless. It changes nmothing, and can be vetoed once we have voted to stay in.
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David Cameron, who was apparently up all night trying to make other European leaders understand why his country needs a better deal in order to persuade the people it is a good idea stay in the EU. Unless Cameron gets what will enable him to sell the idea of surrendering national sovereignty to a Federal European Superstate ruled by a committee of unelected bureaucrats in to the British public he will not campaign for the UK to remain in the bloc
EU Refuses to Block Eurozone Integration to Reach Agreement With UK
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