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The EU is making a huge mistake. They're going to get Brexit troublemakers in the European Parliament, they're going to get another six months of business disruption and uncertainty, they're going to get more right-wing nationalism, and they're going to get re-invigorated independence movements all over the place.

One suspects that Macron will take a fair degree of heat as this develops. Trading short-term gain for long term disaster.

by asdf on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 11:37:12 PM EST
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And he already knows he's in trouble.

Emmanuel Macron will not be holding a press conference tonight
by asdf on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 11:40:24 PM EST
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I'm not sure any of that is true. Even if they finally shove the UK out the door the drama is just starting. They might get a lot right-wing crazies or they might not, I haven't even looked at specific EUP polls. But the parliament is already chock full of right wing crazies anyways and the Brexit psychosis isn't worse than all the bellyaching about reugees that filled all airwaves previously.
Comedy option is a strong Labour showing that somehow pushes the Socialists into the top spot and accordingly call dibs on Junker's job.
by generic on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 11:53:15 PM EST
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Yesterday I did something unusual. I connected to Der Schmiegel. Top two featured articles were a requiem for Theresa May and ... panegyric essay to the EPP and M. Barnier, the reluctant "lead candidate" for EC president, whose only impediment to victory is Weber.

So.

SPD has some work ahead.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Apr 11th, 2019 at 02:37:37 PM EST
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