Re: EU Caving in on Fisheries
Originally Posted by Solasch
British negotiators fear Michel Barnier has been unable to get EU leaders to focus on*Brexit*trade and security talks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, as Downing Street prepares to publish a draft treaty this week in an effort to reboot the process.
Senior government figures are convinced that part of the problem lies in European governments being distracted by the pandemic.
Like I told you before, brexit is a british problem. The EU has moved on to more important matters
So your second biggest net contributor, your biggest single market outside of the EU, the second biggest export market all walking out the door with no trade arrangements is not as important as COVID-19, just as people go back to work and the lock down eases, leaving behind 2.5 trillion euros of bailout debts ?
Your chief negotiator just failed miserably on fisheries and your answer is to declare that "Brexit is a British Problem" ... How is it ? You just spent 4 years trying 2 things ...
1. Trying to maintain the status quo on the CFP - FAIL !
2. Binding a non-EU member state to the EU single market rules - FAIL !
You could sign up an FTA with your second biggest market right now and maintain trade levels in the EU, helping the economies of the 27 recover from the COVID-19 crisis when they absolutely need it. Your answer is to brush it off and say "the EU have more important matters" without giving one thought to your economy, jobs, and the incomes of millions of people.
Over 400 million people in 27 countries in the EU have been promised that Brexit would not damage their businesses and are waiting for the good outcome they have been guaranteed.
You will see in the coming weeks how economics will push the ideologists to one side as soon as EU citizens and businesses read what Barnier has been hiding from them all this time.