The EU has no shame. Ready to leave, Britain to be dragged before European Court of Justice.
All the best to Brexit, may it be a great inspiration for others. The outside world is much bigger with many more opportunities than an increasingly irrelevant bloc dominated by France, Germany and mighty Benelux 😂.
It is becoming increasingly clear that strong and independent nation states cannot exist within the EU bloc. This is a battle of supremacy in which co-existence will prove impossible.
– ‘Saint’ von der Leyen (such a victory 🤨) was accused of triggering a “manufactured row” after Brussels launched legal action over Boris Johnson’s refusal to nominate a British member of the European Commission.
According to Express, von der Leyen hopes to be in office on December 1, just two weeks before Britain’s snap ballot.
If the UK continues to refuse to appoint a commissioner, it could be dragged to the European Court of Justice and be fined.
But Brexit Party MEP Alexandra Phillips said the incoming commission chief is using Britain as an excuse to hide the bloc’s own failings.
She said: “It must be a pretty nice gig to be European Commission president if this manufactured row is top of Frau Von Der Leyen’s to-do list….If those paper-shuffling Brussels bureaucrats had fewer of their infamously, boozy two-hour lunches, perhaps they would have noticed that the UK had an election on.”
Sir Tim Barrow, the UK’s ambassador to Brussels, informed the incoming European Commission president that the Prime Minister would not appoint one because of the general election. He cited British purdah rules that state “the UK should not normally make nominations for international appointments” during an election campaign.
However, Brussels claimed Britain was “in breach of its EU treaty obligations” by refusing to nominate a commissioner while still a member state.
* It is becoming increasingly clear that strong and independent nation states cannot exist within the EU bloc. This is a battle of supremacy in which co-existence will prove impossible.
Inevitably, those who promote and value the integrity and sovereignty of the nation state will need to make some tough decisions regarding their destiny and future.
Time is short; as the EU increases its power and scope, it will become harder and harder to break free of the chains.
All the best to Brexit, may it be a great inspiration for others.