The more he leaks, the slower May will be to put anything on the table. And the slower she is to do so, the slower the negotiation will proceed – from which everyone loses.
Posts Tagged: Jean-Claude Juncker
“No deal means no winners – everybody will lose.”
Will the UK get a deal? Much depends on whether other European governments or the EU Commission take charge on the other side of the table.
Juncker has presented MEPs with five options, but the responses show how hard Brussels politicians will find it to change their attitudes.
Syed Kamall: How Conservatives and reformists in Brussels decided the European Parliament’s presidency
Meanwhile, shock, anger, sorrow and denial over the democratic decision of the British people to leave the EU has been replaced by a more business-like approach.
The referendum was meant to be about constitutional reform. Instead, it’s become an anti-politics storm which could have wide-reaching consequences.
The very threat of reaching out in this way may make our neighbours reconsider any idea of punishing us.
Normally it would be. But not right now.
The true believer whose appointment to represent the European Parliament in the Brexit negotiations is “an act of war”.
“Brexit means that something is wrong in Europe, but it also means that something is wrong in Britain”
Plus: I kick-start the Middle East Peace Process (or try to). Why Turkey is a semi-fascist state. I will interview Davis. And: Khan should upgrade, and travel Club Class.
A range of significant obstacles would need to be cleared to set about forming such a defence force. None of them is anything to do with Britain’s membership of the EU
“No wonder even the continental press dubbed Juncker ‘the master of lies’.”
If Brussels – and our own ‘Continuity Remainers’ – thought Britain could yet be bullied into staying, our chances of a good deal evaporate.
Howard Flight: The City can flourish after Brexit – and the EEA option is the safest means of ensuring this happens
Continental Europe needs the financial services of London just as much, if not more, than London needs its financial exports to Continental Europe.