Judging from EU reactions from the “gang of 27”, and more recently from France and Germany there is no reason at all for the UK to show up.
The EU doesn’t want Brexit “negotiations”, the EU wants “blood revenge”
Britain must suffer the consequences of leaving the EU in order to save the institution from an existential crisis, François Hollande said on Thursday.
“The UK has decided to do a Brexit, I believe even a hard Brexit. Well, then we must go all the way through the UK’s willingness to leave the EU. We have to have this firmness,” President Hollande told 150 guests at the 20th anniversary of Notre Europe, the pro-EU think-tank founded by Jacques Delors, the former EU commission chief.
“If not, we would jeopardise the fundamental principles of the EU. Other countries would want to leave the EU to get the supposed advantages without the obligations.”
The Socialist leader insisted: “There must be a threat, there must be a risk, there must be a price. Otherwise we will be in a negotiation that cannot end well.”
South Side Thugs
Hollande warns “Britain must suffer the consequences of leaving the EU in order to save the institution from an existential crisis. There must be a threat, there must be a risk, there must be a price.”
From my point of view, Hollande sounds just like a gang leader from South side Chicago ghettos, or for that matter, gangs anywhere.
Gangs maintain their control by coercion and force. Once you are in, you are in for life. If you threaten to leave, they will threaten your sister or your mom. If you Join another gang, they will likely kill you.
Brexit Negotiations? Why Bother at All?
There is no point to negotiate anything because there is nothing to negotiate.
The EU wants Brexit “negotiations” much like female mosquitoes want blood.
UK vs. Gang of 27
My advice to UK prime Minister Theresa May is to politely inform Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande of intent to not show up at the alleged negotiations unless they get their heads out of their asses.
May may choose to be a bit more diplomatic (or not), but in the end, May must let the EU know that the UK cannot and will not show up before a group of blood-sucking parasites whose only mission is extracting revenge.
One possible approach, starting the moment Article 50 is sent, would be a pledge to cut UK corporate income taxes by 1% a month, from 15% to zero, for as long as the EU maintains its bloodsucking attitude.
EU parasites need to understand that fly swatters do indeed exist.
The sad thing about all of this is no one wins in trade disputes. Using trade as a means of coercion is guaranteed to backfire. The EU found that out with foolish sanctions on Russia.
It appears they need a reinforcement lesson.
Free Trade is Always Correct
Mike “Mish” Shedlock