2017-09-09 10:22:58 UTC
THE SUN SAYS: Two men stand in the way of a Brexit deal benefiting
millions… a cognac-soaked clown and a puffed-up dandy
For months British voters and politicians have been mocked, belittled
and abused by EU head Jean-Claude Juncker and chief negotiator Michel
Barnier - it has to end
The Sun had assumed Brussels would engage professionals to handle the
most vital negotiation in decades. Instead these posturing buffoons are
What do they hope to achieve with their daily barbs, poisonous
briefings, pig-headed intransigence and exorbitant demands? If it’s to
show other electorates how hard it is to leave the EU, they’re rather
labouring the point.
If it’s to intimidate Britain into rethinking Brexit, they are in la-la
That ship sailed long ago. Hearts have hardened. With every sneering
insult, Brits grow more certain we made the right choice and that the
EU, not our Government, will be to blame if talks fail.
Compared with Barnier, Brexit Secretary David Davis is a model of
affable flexibility, tact and professionalism.
A harmonious deal looks increasingly unlikely as the clock ticks and
Barnier and Juncker keep up their destructive double-act. We must
prepare to leave without one. But that need not happen.
It is time for the grown-ups, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, to
seize negotiators by the throat and tell them to stop wasting time with
point-scoring one-upmanship. Big firms on the Continent — Volkswagen,
BMW, Mercedes, Siemens, Renault — should demand it.
A “no deal” Brexit will cost them dear.
Their profits and the vast number of jobs depending on them cannot be at
the mercy of blockheads in Brussels.
I love it! The "blockheads in Brussels" apparently read (and take far
too much to heart) what British newspapers say. And while the British
Government has to remain tactful the press can call out the EU's
narrow-minded stupidity for what it is - a few arrogant people standing
"in the way of a Brexit deal benefiting millions" of normal citizens.