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We are now in early April: what is the reason put forward by the UK? So that we can continue the bickering?
Perhaps it's simply a matter of "showing them the instruments." Farage and the rest of the loonies who will inevitably win the UK MEP elections will demonstrate to the European citizenry on a daily basis why, however bad the effects of Brexit might be, they still beat having to deal with the likes of these, thus easing the road for the EC to boot the UK sooner rather than later and on whatever terms become available. As an aside, does the EP have a mechanism for censuring MEPs who insist on being thorough, unadulterated dicks? If so, what would any penalties amount to? I t would be SO much fun to see Farage et al. strapped to their seats with gags in their mouths.
At the moment the EP is largely for show anyway, or let us be charitable, in an embryonic state, whereas the real power is wielded in the Commission and Council. Farage is a clown in a circus act who provides "reasonable people" with lots of opportunities to "tut tut" in an "adult, responsible" way and feel all morally superior about it.
He does more to discredit far right nationalism than "reasonable people" ever could. I think Macron is wrong to think the Presence of Brexiteers in the EP elections will embolden far right nationalists elsewhere: rather they will serve as a cautionary example.
Farage can even achieve the difficult feat of making Macron sound reasonable by comparison, when he isn't preening himself with delusions of grandeur, that is...
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