“German government officials have proposed giving Britain access to the European Union’s single market in return for a fee, …
The 35-page report on the potential costs of Brexit to Germany said Britain’s departure from the EU risked “serious economic and stability relevant consequences; effects in particular on the real economy.” The ministry officials calculated Berlin would have to pay an additional 4.5 billion euros ($5 billion) a year into EU coffers as a result of Britain’s departure from the bloc. To mitigate the cost, they floated the idea of charging Britain for access to the single market.
“Such a future financial contribution should be used to alleviate the financial consequences of Brexit (reduction in EU spending or increase in payments for other member states),” Focus quoted the officials as saying. … (Reuters, May 6, 2017)
Germany offering Britain post-BREXIT access to the European market for an annual “fee”! Who do these sausage scoffers think they are? The German government might like to pretend otherwise but there are twenty six other EU member states involved in negotiating any post – Brexit trade agreement with the UK, and Germany is not overly popular with many of them. This posturing probably has more to do with the fact that once britain is out, the burden of propping up the EU’s basket case economies will fall solely on Germany, and German taxpayers are not happy at the idea of their taxes rising to benefit Portuguese vinyards or Cypriot olive Oil producers. Thet feel that too much of their money already goes into the wasteful kitty of the bloated and incompetent Brussels bureaucracy.
The chances are BREXIT will be followed by many others, Quitaly is on the cards after the next round of elections FREXIT, France leaving the European disnion has huge public support. NEXIT, the departure of The Netherlands has also been mooted. It would be the end of the EU and a blessing for Europe if any of these happen. Eighty percent of the French want a referendum on France leaving the European Union.
EU officials believe the election of Macron has secured the Union, but even if the man who came fom nowhere manages to cobble together a legislative majority it will only be with the support of the conservatives who, after haemorrhaging support to Marine Le Pen’s Front National are now taking a more Eurosceptic line. Macron is likely to be a lame duck president at the mercy of his political opponents.
But Marcon’s candidacy was an establishment ploy to retain power anyway. How many French, or Europeans for that matter, know the former Investment Banker owes his rapid political ascent to the patronage of the Rothschild banksters he worked for and their socialist cronies (its a strange thing but in France, as in Britain and the USA, that left wing politicians are attracted to Rothschilds like flies are attracted to shit,) then he was catapulted by Hollande and PM Valls into the position of French Minister of Finance while still a rookie assembly member, basically to deregulate everything in the economy that had not previously been deregulated, as well as pushing through the infamous anti-union French Labor law. He is a neoliberal globalist, defending a new-fascist economy. That is not what the media portray, and surely not what people voted for.
Many disenchanted French voters both before and since the election have complained the final vote, Macron or Le Pen, was a choice between the Plague and Cholera.
but who do you think has financed the massive propaganda that brought Macron to prominence from an almost unknown past? – The banksters and their interest groups, of course. Globalization must not die. The world hasn’t been sucked entirely dry yet. If France were to exit ‘the project,’ like we Brits decided almost a year ago, the globalization empire might crumble – with neo-fascism at peril.
But back to Britain: The UK does not need the EU. In fact, London has already had preliminary talks with China, India, Nigeria and Brazil for bilateral trade agreements. If they materialize and others follow, they will most likely encompass British commonwealth nations, the entire Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which comprises also Russia, most of Central Asia, Pakistan, Iran and India which is in the process of joining. And Donald Trump’s US administration is amenable toa bilateral deal with Britain.
If such agreements were to materialize, Britain’s market would be linked to two thirds of the world’s population and about a half of the globe’s economic output. There would be no need for the decaying European Union and her faltering western allies. Let’s be clear: The future is in the East. The West is passé.
We must hope Teresa May and her Brexit team will not fall for Germany’s generous offer of access to the EU market. Germany needs Britain more than briain needs the EU.
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