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Juncker says something I've been saying all along.

European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker has said the UK has never been "comfortable" in the EU ...

For the British, integration has always been about economic gain. For them it is a system based on business, not values.



She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed May 1st, 2019 at 11:48:48 PM EST
If I found myself on the same side as Juncker I'd go away and very carefully reevaluate my opinions.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu May 2nd, 2019 at 07:41:50 AM EST
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I would take a Schnaps. 🤣

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu May 2nd, 2019 at 03:45:00 PM EST
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Well Juncker would probably already have had the guts of a bottle of fine wine, so you would have him for company...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu May 2nd, 2019 at 03:53:44 PM EST
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Ha, ha ... first of all you won't find me on the side of Juncker and certainly not at his table. Reminds me of Cameron when candidate Junker was promoten to succeed Barroso ... if he is elected then the chance for a referendum becomes reality. Cameron kept word.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu May 2nd, 2019 at 04:15:52 PM EST
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The Brits are never happy if they're not the ones running the show. If it had not been Juncker (who got overwhelming support for his election in both the Council and Parliament) they would have objected to someone else.

In this instance, Juncker is right. The Brits were only in the EU for what they could get out of it (defined in narrow monetary terms) and had no interest in promoting it as a means of promoting peace or harmony between nations or economic opportunities for less developed members states, or indeed for European citizens as a whole.

As such they had a degrading influence on the level of cohesion and solidarity within the club. Takers rather than givers. They even begrudged the EU their miserly net contribution and seem to believe the EU will not be able to manage without them.

We shall see...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu May 2nd, 2019 at 07:47:40 PM EST
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