We can now conclude that the alphabet soup of official bodies got it wrong. They have not yet proved terribly contrite about it.
Brussels needs to make clear that ‘leaving union is more damaging than remaining’, says French PM in call for sanctions over fishing war
Over the years the UK has come to the assistance of many countries, especially in Europe, take WW1 and WW2 for instance, but there have been many others since.
Yes, if we had not done so at the, the UK could have suffered the indignity of being invaded and occupied, as we ourselves have been on many occasions in the past many years ago.
But the UK has always been very keen to follow its own lead, which is why, I believe General Charles De Gaulle in 1963 vetoed the UK application to join the then European Economic Community (EEC).
It is also why, the UK decided in around 1957 not to join the EE, but they also wished to stay in the European Free Trade Area, (EFTA).
When the EEC was formed it was a Free Trade area, which was ideal, but when it changed to the European Union, (EU) in 1993 it was clear that it was to become a political union, which was not ideal to the UK, but the then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP took the UK into the EU without an official mandate from the population of the UK.
So in 2016 the UK, by a very small margin decided to withdraw from the EU, so 2016 was the official vote and not when Tony Blair took the UK in. So, if anyone should be punished it should be Tony Blair and not the UK. But he is not being, especially by France or should I say President Emmanuel Macron, perhaps because Tony Blair is an out and out supporter of the EU. or is it because there is a coming election in France.
The UK still wishes to have a free trade agreement with the EU, but this must be more in-line with terms beneficial to the UK. France has on many occasions caused harm to the UK, by setting up blockades and even burning of UK trucks, in 2015 , being only one, which in any regards must be illegal and certainly against the principles of free trade.
But it appears, France is not interested in the rule of law, well certainly when it is not in their favour.
MEPs could launch legal action if the European Commission refuses to withhold tens of billions of euros from Poland
So MEPs are wanting Poland to be punished for doing what Poland feels is in their own best interests, is this anyway to maintain good relationships. Then again is Poland acting in good faith to her EU partners. This is always going to be the case when you are in partnership. The EU went out of their way to punish Greece some years ago, so this is not the first time the power of the EU is being used against one of her member states.
It is one of the reasons why the UK decided to withdraw from the EU, although by doing so, it appears the EU were and are determined to punish the UK. Unfortunately in these days of globalisation, it is virtually impossible for one country to go alone, unless they have the resources to do so and these days that is not so for many countries, except perhaps America, China and maybe a few others.
So who is right and who is wrong, well perhaps all are wrong and right on how you view the situations.
No one person yet alone one country wishes to suffer, so why can’t we all give a little without some wanting all their own way, surely this is how good relationships are made. But what is good for one may not be for another, for these days life is so complicated and in some instances leads to major problems, even leads to violent conflicts and may result in wars.
This is not in the best interests of anyone, but, deep down the human race is very selfish and extremely violent, not good traits to have and will lead to World resources to be depleted. That in turn is very bad for everyone.
Currently being seen in climate change, which will make life unliveable on earth for us all in time. Time which is forever decreasing and soon there will be the point of no return, but world leaders are not listening, as many, if not all are being selfish.
When the time comes EU MEPs will have no power at all, for none of us will, for the earths resources will be extremely depleted and life on earth will be no more so the eventual extinction of the human race is at stake.
So EU MEPS reign in your actions and continue to talk with Poland and both EU MEPs and Poland be prepared to all give a little until full agreements are reached and continue until it is.
Ursula von der Leyen accused Poland of ‘calling into question the foundations of the European Union’ for challenging the primacy of EU law
Would that be really bad, for should not countries look after themselves and not be dictated to by other countries and organisations for all Empires come to an end. For the EU is another empire in a different guise.
The EU is a joke when they talk of transparency, for you only have to look at their budgets to prove that. Have they ever had a completed budget audit approved.
As usual the EU is trying to show they are big hitters and throwing around their assumed power. They have been behind in this vaccine all along and still have to approve it.
I feel it is a bit of jealously in that the UK got ahead of them, so I am glad we left the EU and other countries need to seriously look into the EU and ensure they put themselves forward instead of the EU.
In the article the following is mentioned ‘ “The European Commission suggested yesterday that European fishermen could continue to fish in British waters after a no-deal. Do you, Mr President, want to have your cake and eat it?,” Daily Mail journalist James Franey asked.
BREXITEERS have slapped down Guy Verhofstadt after he made a dig about Brexit in a Twitter post.
EU to invest €2bn on vaccines now being tested but UK officials say scheme benefits are ‘limited’
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive said on Thursday that “significant divergences” persisted in its talks with Britain on their new relationship from 2021.
Four years ago this month, the British public narrowly voted to leave the European Union. What followed – years of protracted debate and animosity – painted a picture of a country utterly divided. But a deal was finally reached and the United Kingdom did leave on January 31 this year.
While the UK has settled its divorce, it remains in a transition period until the end of this year. A year in which it must abide by the rules of membership, while enjoying the privileges. Ultimately though, the transition period is about achieving an orderly settlement on what the future relationship will be.
Source: Coronavirus Briefing: Remember Brexit? It’s back : euronews