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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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