By David Craig
EU has painted itself into a corner – but there is a way out
I’m afraid it’s the EU and Brexit again today. I’m writing this as I haven’t seen this explanation of the situation and solution in any of the mainstream media
EU painted into a corner?
I imagine the EU bureaucrats couldn’t stop laughing. The (IMHO) useless, incompetent, europhiliac, UK-hating Theresa May gave into every single demand the EU negotiators made before they even made them. She crawled and grovelled and prostrated herself to please her EU bosses and betrayed Britain in the process. She then lied and connived and misled her own ministers to try to get them to back her total capitulation to our enemies.
And all the time, the bureaucrats in Brussels celebrated their victory over Britain as they turned us into a vassal region of their undemocratic, wasteful, corrupt superstate. But there was just one problem. In their gloating humiliation of the worthless May, the Eurocrats went too far as they wanted to punish Britain to make sure no other country ever dared leave their German-controlled empire. So the terms the EU imposed on us were so draconian and humiliating that the pathetic, deceitful, piece of garbage May couldn’t get parliament to pass her total capitulation to Brussels.
That left the Eurocrats with a problem – they could not be seen to give any concessions otherwise they would lose face. And no EU bureaucrat ever wants to lose face, however much damage their intransigence causes to ordinary European workers. So we appear to be caught in a dead end. Boris wants the Irish backstop binned. The EU negotiators say this is unacceptable and impossible because they cannot be seen to compromise otherwise they will be portrayed as giving in to the UK.
Stalemate? Not quite.
The way out of the mess?
But the situation is not quite as intractable as the BBC and C4 News and other commentators like to suggest. You have to listen closely to Barnier’s and the Useless Drunk’s words. They have said that nothing can be renegotiated “within their existing mandate”. What they mean is that they cannot renegotiate given the orders they have received from the 27 EU leaders.
However, were the 27 EU leaders to change the mandate they have given Barnier and the Useless Stumbling Rat-arsed Drunk, then everything could be renegotiated without anyone losing face. Barnier and the Useless Rate-faced, Rat-arsed Drunk could just say “our brief has changed” and find a compromise acceptable to both the UK and the EU.
Will this happen? I doubt it as the Eurocrats are relying on (IMHO) scumbag traitors like Hammond, Grieve, Stewart and others of their ilk to destroy the Johnson government and replace Johnson with Corbyn.
But it seems incredible to me that none of the so-called ‘experts’, who pontificate daily on our TVs and in the press have noticed how the gloating Eurocrats have over-reached their power and thus painted themselves into a corner and how easy it would be for the 27 EU leaders to change the terms of the mandate they have given the EU negotiators so the EU negotiators could change tack without losing face.