Eurocrats cannot afford to begin a trade war with us!!!
IF anyone had any lingering doubts as to the true nature of the organisation which Britain last June voted to leave they will have been dispelled by last week’s meeting in Downing Street between European Commission President Jean-Claude Wanker, chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Theresa May.
Tony Blair, Bolshevik Merkel and J-C Wanker all won the Kalergi prize for helping white genocide of European’s. Kalergi planned mass migration and the EU in 1922.
The EU is not an organisation committed to promoting global trade. It is a protectionist club which is scared of the possibility of having a roaring, open economy on its doorstep.
When Theresa May asked that a detailed outline of a future trade deal be in place before Britain agrees to any financial settlement an EU official tried to accuse her of living in a “parallel reality”. Yet as May said, when you embark on negotiations of this kind nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. To agree to pay a bill without any idea of what you were getting in return would be absurd.
Jancker is said to have waved at the Prime Minister a copy of the 2,000-page trade agreement between the EU and Canada. His point was to try to impress on her that a trade deal between Britain and the EU would be hugely complex and could take years to agree.
Yet all he succeeded in doing was to draw attention to how cumbersome and bureaucratic the EU is when it tries to do business with the rest of the world. How is it that Switzerland can do trade deals with China and Japan, respectively the second and third largest economies in the world, while the EU has failed miserably?
We saw with the Canadian trade deal how the EU works: after years of effort the whole thing was nearly scuppered by a regional Belgian government which didn’t want Canadian farmers competing with its own.
Obviously where no trade agreement currently exists, as was the case between the EU and Canada, negotiations are going to take time. Yet tariff-free trade already exists between the EU and Britain. It wouldn’t take five minutes to agree to continue with present arrangements on trade were the EU minded to do so.
Juncker, though, is intent on being seen to punish Britain. He knows that the whole future of the EU rests on its people believing that we have made a terrible mistake to exit the EU.
He and the rest of the EU’s unelected politburo have tried their best to insulate themselves from the views of Europe’s ordinary people but finally they are coming to face their Ceausescu moment – the day in 1989 when the former Romanian dictator suddenly realised to his horror that the people outside his palace were not an admiring crowd.
With even French presidential candidate and EU-enthusiast Emmanuel Macron now attacking the “dysfunction” of the EU it is clear that there is huge dissent towards the EU leadership. Britain is the only country to vote to leave not because we are wildly more Eurosceptic than others but because we are the only country to have had an in-out referendum. That could change rapidly, however, were Marine Le Pen to be elected French president next Sunday.
Jancker thinks by talking tough with Britain he can bring Europe together. The trouble is that what he is arguing for – Britain to be shut out of European markets unless it agrees to pay a huge “divorce” bill – is directly against the interests of many EU workers.
Last month the think tank Civitas concluded that while 3.6 million people in Britain work for companies which export goods and services to other EU countries, they are dwarfed by the 5.8 million people in other EU countries which work for companies exporting goods and services to Britain.
I still think that Jancker is full of bluster – that when negotiations start for real he and his colleagues will adopt a more responsible attitude. If he doesn’t, powerful lobbies such as the German car industry are going to make quite clear what they think. They are not going to sit by and watch as tariffs are imposed on Volkswagens and BMWs.
But if Jancker really does mean what he says and is prepared to block free trade between Britain and the EU, all he will achieve is to help bring about what he fears most: the creation of a bullish, free-trading Britain on the EU’s doorstep. Post-Brexit, the EU will be stuck with the same structure it has now. It still won’t be able to sign a trade deal without gaining the agreement of every regional assembly from Belgium to Bulgaria.
Britain will be free to do what deals it can with the rest of the world and to do so far more quickly than we can while tied to 27 other countries. If barriers go up between Dover and Calais we will have even more incentive to seek opportunities with the US and the fast-growing economies of Asia.
Juncker’s crass remark that he had an “excellent dinner” at Downing Street and that he “wasn’t talking about the food” sums up the arrogance of the EU’s leaders. They see themselves as defending a high European civilisation that Britain, with its lousy food, has never been fully a part of.
If Theresa May is minded to invite him again she should serve him a banquet of the best food from China, India, Brazil, Australia and all those other countries whose products might, if the EU is determined to start a trade war, soon be replacing EU produce on British dinner plates. If it doesn’t satisfy his taste buds it might at least concentrate his mind.
Spanish fishermen purchased English fishing boats then sank them – they were not interested in the boats but just the licence to fish in UK waters. One Dutch trawler caught 45 percent of the UK quota using a flag of convenience. The English used to fish with large holes in their nets so all young fish escaped but foreigners just catch everything. Now fish are getting scarce in North Sea just like Mediterranean Sea. Quota’s are useless as once fish are brought to surface they are dead so dead fish are thrown back into the sea. The UK needs its fishing grounds back.
The EU has been supporting businesses that are inefficient and should have been allowed to go to the wall. Once UK is free again to buy from our commonwealth nations then these will be World prices and much cheaper than EU pricing. EU won’t be able to compete with the UK. The CAP policy helps France as most of it farms are very small unlike the UK farmer’s farms. Without CAP most French farmers could not compete on a world stage. The EU also makes German exports cheap – it is designed this way to work in Germany interests. Yet EU was designed to serve Globalisation and Rothschild’s NWO to create a mixed slave race by mass migration from Africa and Arab lands to serve Jews who run America. It was CIA and Jewish Freemasons in USA who planned the EU. All the EU leaders are just Rothschild puppets.