The terror, eh, the terror

The EU is set to inflict a double humiliation on Theresa May, stripping Britain of its European agencies within weeks, while formally rejecting the prime minister’s calls for early trade talks.

We leave an international bureaucracy and that means the international bureaucrats leave us?

Horrors, eh, the very terror of it.

22 comments on “The terror, eh, the terror

  1. I have to say that when the EU decides a couple of regulation outfits are ‘‘crown jewels’ , there is a hint as to why the UK voted to leave.

  2. again, why would we want to be a member of a club that is so petty towards those who decide to leave it?

  3. Nobody said there wouldn’t be some losses with Brexit and this could be reasonably foreseen. It certainly isn’t the gotcha that the Guardian and the rest of the remoaners are desperately looking for, nor dies it warrant such a breathless article.

  4. In the next two years, we are either in or out. If we are out, then why are we paying the club fees? Why are Spaniards fishing our waters? Why don’t we just tell them to fuck off?

  5. Why can’t we tell them that they can’t even begin to discuss moving anything until the separation has actually occurred?

    Double standards. As abacab said, why would we want to be a member of such an outfit?

    I can see some benefits for having a pan-European approval system for drugs. But that doesn’t have to be tied to a European Parliament, does it?

  6. So no more jobs for the boys? Or boyos in one case.

    I can imagine that will sting in some parts of the UK.

  7. If leaving is going to be so disastrous for the UK why does the EU want to make the process difficult…?

    Surely, after a year in the ‘real world’ we’ll come crawling back and be quite happy to accept Schengen, the €uro, European Army, etc…?

  8. Nautical Nick,

    “I can see some benefits for having a pan-European approval system for drugs. But that doesn’t have to be tied to a European Parliament, does it?”

    No. This was one of the arguments I heard many time for remain, and my answer was always that there’s plenty of organisations I can think of that are about a group of nations each deciding that something would best be done together and sending a few people to work on it. CERN, WHO, ISO, the WTO, for example. You could see this with the Project Fear stuff going on, when you started looking into EU things we would lose and found Switzerland, Israel and Turkey also benefitting.

  9. Cancel the standing order and send them a cheque. When you have time. See if that gets their attention.

  10. I see that “Project Fear” is still running at Warp 7 over there.

    No wonder the Guardian reading Remainers I know are still crying their bloody eyes out, if this is the source of their news – poor buggers..

  11. Bloke In Cyprus

    “If leaving is going to be so disastrous for the UK why does the EU want to make the process difficult…?”

    A conservative, low tax, free trade UK is just about the worst nightmare for the eurocrats.

  12. The European Banking Authority and the European Medicines Agency employ about 1,000 people, many of them British

    Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes! The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!

  13. The comments are sponsored by Tena Lady:

    The brexiters are achieving their wish: they’re turning the UK into the kind of second rate country they can feel at home in.

    Second rate, I tells you! We’ll rue the day less than 1,000 professional Euro-arsescratchers moved out of London, no doubt about it.

    This stupid and petty-minded woman who could only mouth her risible mantra of “Brexit means Brexit” for the best part of six months is now dragging us down ever deeper into the morass. Does she care? Not one bit, as long as the baying wolves she has behind her on the government benches get their pound of flesh. They will not suffer; the poor, the needy, the young and those whose jobs are intertwined with the EU will. She should hang her head in shame.

    Prime Minister implements democratic decision of electorate, women and minorities hardest hit.

    The EU believes it is negotiating with irrational idiots (and on evidence thus far, they’re absolutely correct)

    It doesn’t get much more rational than Luxembourgian drunks, Belgian kiddy fiddlers, and German kebab-cucks.

    ProjectReality (sic) sez:

    No country has indicated it’ll offer us a trade deal

    Apart from the richest country on earth. Sad!

    Iwan muses:

    I used to be vaguely proud to be British. I now feel I have to apologise and convince people from outside our insular border that I’m not with these people, merely held hostage.

    I’m grateful to Her Majesty’s government for holding Iwan here against his will. Peevish guardianista drama queens are our greatest natural resource.

  14. They were such crown jewels that nobody cared until last year.

    Nautical Nick said:

    I can see some benefits for having a pan-European approval system for drugs. But that doesn’t have to be tied to a European Parliament, does it?

    No, but that does illustrate the problem. The EU is keen to build all the institutions of national government without actually being a nation. At some point they may even consider asking the people of the EU if they wish to trade their current national identities for a new one, but I doubt it.

    It’s bordering on a cargo cult now. Aping a nation thinking this will make it one.

  15. Won’t happen, but would love for a minister to hint a deal requires a single EU team in EUFA /FIFA, all EU members to explicitly leave the WTO/ISO etc and be replaced by a single EU membership.

  16. I met a non-British person who works for the European Medicines Agency. She is going to quit; doesn’t want to leave London and go back to Europe.

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