When you go to a restaurant, it is normal to be offered a menu with prices on it, not be told you have to pay £250 a head before you know what you’re paying for. This simple principle seems to be completely lost on EU Brexit ‘negotiator’ Michel Barnier. Note I say ‘negotiator’ in inverted commas – because he’s not really there to negotiate. He’s there’s to beat us into submission and punish us for leaving the Fourth Reich as an example to any other nation with the balls to say no to this unelected junta.
Arrogantly announcing that he won’t even discuss a trade deal until the UK agrees to cough up huge amounts of money without even knowing what it’s for, he said that the UK needs to get serious – advise that he’d be well advised to take himself.
Barnier hates the British with a passion, just like Jean Claude Drunker who has never forgiven Cameron for trying to block his appointment as one of the five unelected EU ‘presidents’. As EU Financial Services Commissioner, Barnier promised in 2011 to rein in the ‘freewheeling Anglo-Saxon model of banking’ or in other words to screw the City and shift it all to Paris. Mervyn King was unimpressed to say the least. His grudge seems to go back to 2005 when the EU tried to bring in a constitution and Blair threatened a referendum. Barnier was forced to resign over the issue.
No surprise then that Barnier was knocking on Druncker’s door within 24 hours of Brexit begging for another opportunity to screw us into the dirt.
If the EU want us to ‘get serious’ then I seriously suggest that they do the same. Give us an itemised account of what they want, why they want it, how much they think it’s worth and the legal justification for it. Stop talking about a ‘divorce bill’ because this isn’t a divorce. We’re leaving a club, plain and simple. There isn’t a leaving penalty.
Personally. I admire the incredible patience of David Davies dealing with this man because if it were me, I’d be fighting back the urge to punch him on the nose and tell him to fuck right off. However, at the end of the day, I suspect that German and French industrialists will be the ones leaning on Barnier as they see their lucrative UK market vanishing over the horizon.
In the meantime, we just have to keep our powder dry, keep our tempers in check and hold a steady course because, let’s face it, there was never going to be a deal or even a serious negotiation with these people.
And that’s why we voted to leave…