The British have not understood, or they do not want to understand, that Brexit has consequences for them,” EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said in a punchy reaction to recent public statements by his British counterpart David Frost.
Speaking to German radio Deutschlandfunk Friday morning, Barnier demanded “more realism in London in the near future if they want an orderly agreement to withdraw from the single market and the customs union.”
The European Commission wants higher guarantees for the next long-term EU budget to back Commission borrowing for economic recovery and as a safeguard against a “hard Brexit”, EU Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Thursday.
He knows the EU are fooked. Still he has too keep telling his masters what they want to hear - this situation reminds me of the story by Hans Christian Anderson - The Emperor's new clothes. Where people are told (in the EU) a lot of rubbish and then they start believing it, utterly betraying their own common sense in to the bargain.Has anyone told Barnier he's not the one calling the shots here?
Do it gently or the shock to his little system will cause additional knots in his frilly panties.
Meanwhile, under cover of all the other kerfuffles, I’ll bet Lyn Truss and gang have been able to get on with other FTAs undisturbed.He knows the EU are fooked. Still he has too keep telling his masters what they want to hear - this situation reminds me of the story by Hans Christian Anderson - The Emeror's new clothes. Where people are told (in the EU) a lot of rubbish and then they start believing it, utterly betraying their own common sense in to the bargain.
The UK holds all the cards now - we don't care if we leave the EU without a deal - no 39 Billion will be owed and we will do what we want. If the EU want to make life hard for us - we can do the same thing with them. The world is a big place to trade with, emerging economies and USA/Canada/Australia/common wealth countries etc - can all be traded with. If the EU want to put tarrifs on stuff - fine, we'll pull tarrifs on their stuff.
Apart from Trade - the EU have really got zero cards to play, and WTO rules are already their so it's not like we will be starting from scratch. We traded with the world prior to joining the EU and survived and did fine, there's no reason to think we can't do the same again.
We're leaving a sinking ship, a ship with massive debts and unaccountable dictators that voters can't get rid of - thank god for democracy and the voting system. Let's take back control - then drain the swamp.
Hasn't she turned all butch and Lezzer with chunks of scrap embedded in her face or was that the next iteration?
If you asking if she munches the carpet of her English pen pal then yes, even more reason to despise the French for suggesting English roses munch carpet.Hasn't she turned all butch and Lezzer with chunks of scrap embedded in her face or was that the next iteration?
Excuse me? Doncha know that the EU is sovereign and the UK is just a bit player?Has anyone told Barnier he's not the one calling the shots here?
before going on to remind us that...King Barnier of EUland said:I would remind you that the United Kingdom is leaving the internal market and the customs union … it’s not us leaving the United Kingdom,” he said. “A third country, the United Kingdom, will not dictate the conditions of access to our market for British goods, services, data or for workers and businesses
We must know our place and bend the nation’s knee to the sovereignty of our EU masters.King Barnier of EUland said:… We remain sovereign. This is my mandate.”
such a close run thing that Mercedes racked thousands of brand new Sprinters in fields because they were afraid to release them for sale. Allegedly.....I remember being told that BMW and Mercedes-Benz dodged a bullet on that. It just happened that on the day, the random car selected was a VW, but the other two quickly reversocycled and didn't physically get caught hanging out the back of the proverbial dog
The Swindon Honda factory would be ideal. The current owners are only using 50% of it at the moment anyway.Oh dear.
The UK Government is on the hunt for a sprawling industrial site to accommodate a Tesla electric vehicle (EV) “Gigafactory”, according to reports this week.www.am-online.com