Skip to comments.France warns of bloody Brexit talks battle
Posted on 02/16/2020 10:36:38 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
France on Sunday warned Britain to expect a bitter, bloody battle in Brexit trade talks with the EU, saying the two sides would "rip each other apart".
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Why? Seriously what for?
Does France really want to be OJ Simpson to England’s Nicole Brown?
Haha, at the first drop of figurative blood, the surrender monkeys will be howling for mercy.
Wont be the first time the Brits had to save or kick French ass.
“We shall give you such a pinch.”
Damned, Brie, croissants, cheeses and wine at 10 paces. Oh what a bloody war it’s going to be, with time out for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea/wine, dinner, naps, and a trip to the head. Just like the French work week - lots of time spent doing nothing. I’m sure the EU is quaking in their Quiche factories.
I knew the EU would act this way. Theyre just a bunch of Marxist conmen who realize the con is over.
Wow, tough hard-hitting French talk, to be followed by ...
(Macron, and the EU, are desperate jerks)
Macron is throwing a fit.
Britain needs to tell France that they prefer ale and American wine.
Will there be trouble in Europe between the Union and the countries that drop out long term?
I don’t believe some Eastern European countries will be in it for a lot longer
Just 2 very different ideologies.
Or I could be completely wrong :)
Revelation continues to tell us the near future.
Last time the French had fighting words like that the Nazi flag took a drive through Paris and the surrounding country side.
Airbus UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus which produces wings for Airbus aircraft. When Airbus was incorporated as a joint-stock company in 2001, BAE Systems transferred its UK Airbus facilities in return for a 20% share of the new company. These facilities became Airbus UK.
No entente cordiale there.
So when the French seek to protect their wine and cheese, the Germans their automobiles etc. the Brits will be looking to protect their finance industry in The City. Some countries in the European Union will be okay with Britain's financial leadership continuing while others, like Germany who would like to see all the banking moved to Frankfurt, are quite willing to sacrifice French wine and cheese. The French are willing to sacrifice Volkswagens to protect their wine and cheese and are less likely to be adamant about protecting their Peugeot's at the cost of wine and cheese, however, being French there will be huge internal turmoil.
Both the problem and the advantage for Britain is that it will not be negotiating with each EU nation individually but, presumably, as a block. Because of the internal corruption of the European union in Brussels, there is no assurance that any member of the union will believe that its interests are being honestly represented. Since France and Germany have a history of actually running the European Union, the other nations will no doubt be on the lookout for self-dealing by these nations through the agency of the European Union as it negotiates with Britain.
A skillful British negotiator will do what the Brits have done for centuries, set one European nation against another to maintain a certain balance.
Eating all that French cheese must have gotten the French a bad case of constipation.
They should lighten up with some fish and chips or a nice meat pie.
The way in which the EU member states retained a unified common position throughout the 3 years of tortuous Brexit withdrawal negotiations was impressive, particularly in contrast to the British disarray. The only member state showing signs of dissent (and only on the question of the British requests for repeated extensions to the deadline) was France. Other than that, every time Michel Barnier returned to the EU Council for confirmation of his negotiating position, it was unanimously endorsed (and it was the member states through the EU Council, not the Commission bureaucrats, which made all the key policy decisions on Brexit.)
Whether this unanimity can been retained for these new negotiations on the future relationship (which are actually more important than anything we've had so far) remains to be seen. There's currently a very tough EU Council meeting negotiating the next budget, dominated by the question of how to absorb the loss of the UK net contribution.
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