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Old 8th Sep 2017, 16:56
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Juncker slightly worse for wear!

Nice to see one of the most senior EU officials sharing his enthusiasm after a couple of sherbets....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPgiI46FCDU
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Old 8th Sep 2017, 17:29
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It's very hard to take him seriously isn't it.
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Old 8th Sep 2017, 17:38
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Who are you, Mr Juncker? Who are you? (to paraphrase Nigel Farage)
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Old 8th Sep 2017, 18:15
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Originally Posted by qwertyuiop View Post
It's very hard to take him seriously isn't it.
That's a slight understatement...............

He illustrates much of what is unacceptable about the whole EU experiment, along with all the others that are on the same gravy train.

A shared market makes a great deal of sense, and is something I'd wholeheartedly support. The sort of federal Europe, led by incompetents like Juncker is one of the main reasons I'm opposed to the UK being within the EU.

I've never understood why the great idea of a common European trading entity couldn't have stopped at that point, with only enough common regulation to make trade straightforward and tax and cost efficient amongst member nations. All this federalist crap is wholly unnecessary and will be unworkable, anyway.
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I've never understood why the great idea of a common European trading entity couldn't have stopped at that point, with only enough common regulation to make trade straightforward and tax and cost efficient amongst member nations. All this federalist crap is wholly unnecessary and will be unworkable, anyway.
Hear hear!
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I've never understood why the great idea of a common European trading entity couldn't have stopped at that point, with only enough common regulation to make trade straightforward and tax and cost efficient amongst member nations. All this federalist crap is wholly unnecessary and will be unworkable, anyway.
To be fair, that was never the aim of the project since it was conceived. The proponents never hid that the project was for a federal United States of Europe.

It was UK politicians who lied and claimed it was something different.
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The proponents never hid that the project was for a federal United States of Europe.
De Gaulle certainly hid that one rather well. His veto "Non, non,non" was a masterstroke in that cunning plan.
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De Gaulle certainly hid that one rather well. His veto "Non, non,non" was a masterstroke in that cunning plan.
Well DeGaulle knew that the UK wouldnt fully take part in a United States of Europe and would be a drag on implementing that plan - and he has been proven correct.
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De Gaulle was also correct in that the UK should never have been allowed to join the EEC in the first place.
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Yep, you've been a thorn in the side ever since. EU will, in the long run, be better off without the UK.
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Yep, you've been a thorn in the side ever since. EU will, in the long run, be better off without the UK.

IF there is a long run.
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Problem is that continental Europe sees the EU as a politicial concept for mutual gain, whereas the UK has always seen it as an economic concept serving the interests of the UK. And quite obviously these two concepts don't mix very well. The mistake was made almost 50 years ago to let the UK in in the first place. With all kinds of concessions and rebates the UK was kept in, but since Brexit the overall feeling is really "good riddance".
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Let them say that as much as they want. The UK has been a nett contributor throughout its membership. Let those remaining countries pick up the slack. Will it curb the grandiose bureaucrats spending plans? I expect reality must sink in eventually.
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A shared market makes a great deal of sense, and is something I'd wholeheartedly support. The sort of federal Europe, led by incompetents like Juncker is one of the main reasons I'm opposed to the UK being within the EU.
More or less my opinion.
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And mine!!!!!
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What an odious example of a human being
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What an odious example of a human being
He certainly is.....no dispute about that definition.


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WTF????, Do you have to twist every thread to fit your agenda?
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What an odious example of a human being
Agreed, but he and Verhofstadt are the Brexit campaigns best recruiting sergeants.
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Agreed, but he and Verhofstadt are the Brexit campaigns best recruiting sergeants.
Amongst others.......

EU’s Mr Big ‘in threat to belt reporter’

The German Eurocrat widely considered to be the most powerful man in Brussels has been accused of threatening to punch a political journalist in the mouth. Martin Selmayr, chief of staff to the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, reportedly told Peter Müller, Europe editor of the German magazine Der Spiegel, that he would “smack” him in the “gob”.

Selmayr who made headlines after being blamed for leaking details of a meeting between Theresa May and EU officials earlier this year, is said to have shocked guests at a reception for German bankers. Flanked by aides, Selmayr, 46, was holding a glass of white wine when he allegedly told Müller : “Arseholes do arsehole journalism — you’ll never get any information from me.” He was apparently angered by a Der Spiegel report revealing that he had refused to take a call from Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, during an interview with Müller. “Had I met you then [after the interview was published] I would have smacked you in the gob,” Selmayr was reported as having said in a loud voice.

Der Spiegel reported the incident yesterday but said Selmayr denied having uttered the threat. A source present during the incident said: “None of us working in and around politics are sensitive, but, frankly, this was a shocking display of aggression.”
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