The EU President claimed Britain will be offered a Brexit deal so punitive it’ll deter other countries from following our example
IN just eight days Britain will take its historic step towards a better future. We hope the EU handles its dismay over Article 50 better than its muppet of a President.
We know Jean-Claude Juncker is likely to see the bottle as half-empty, or more likely completely empty, than half-full.
Even so his latest belligerent Brexit outburst was one of childish spite.
“They will all see that leaving is a bad idea. The remaining member states will fall in love with each other again and renew their vows with the EU.”
Juncker believes he can whip millions of disenchanted voters across Europe into line through fear. So obsessed is he with the sanctity of the disintegrating EU project he doesn’t even recognise how sinister his threats are.
And this is the inclusive, liberal utopia of the Remainers’ delusional fantasies.
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Downing Street says it looks forward to constructive negotiations.
If Juncker is representative of Brussels’ attitude, we won’t hold our breath.
DOES BBC radio chief James Purnell have any idea how ludicrous he sounds begging for a new law that would help the corporation choke its commercial rivals?
He trousers £295,000 from a vast broadcaster gifted nearly £4billion a year from a compulsory TV tax.
Even that cosy deal’s not sweet enough. Now he wants the Government to legislate for all BBC shows to be promoted over those of commercial firms on all TV listings and guides.
Otherwise, the ex-Labour Minister bleats, we will lose “something very special”. Not while a tsunami of cash still pours into BBC coffers, we won’t.
It is repugnant to suggest the corporation, already killing local papers with its huge website, should be empowered to outgun commercial TV networks too.
A man who has suckled at the public teat for so long may struggle with the idea of competition. But punters pay to see Sky, Netflix and Amazon programmes because they like them. They have a choice, unlike with the licence fee.
Make better shows and you’ll find an audience, Mr Purnell. It’s simple enough.
Most bill-payers will wear an increase if it goes towards the struggling social care system or improves services.
But it has disappeared into the banks of grasping councillors in staggering pay rises dozens of times inflation.
When they next come up for election, voters must not let them get away with it.