ROD LIDDLE Itís time to stand up to the patronising Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker and do a direct deal with countries which are being bullied by the EU
The two faced 'no progress' comments need to stop otherwise it's no deal
By Rod Liddle, Sun Columnist
28th September 2017
TELL you what. Iím really looking forward to the day the British Government gets tired of being blackmailed by pygmies. Because Iím tired of it already.
The format for the Brexit talks is always the same. The politicians get together for a meeting.
Rod Liddle says he's tired of Brexit negotiations with Jean-Claude Juncker already
Afterwards, the UK representatives ó Theresa May or David Davis or Boris Johnson ó emerge and say nice things about their counterparts.
And how the meeting was constructive and things are moving forwards.
And within a minute some jumped-up little panjandrum from the EU appears before the cameras to be insulting about the people heís just been talking to. And then insulting to the people of the UK.
This has happened time and time again. The half-cut arch-idiot, Jean-Claude Juncker, did it. A couple of weeks ago it was the turn of some Irish lowlife called Phil Hogan, who stuck the boot into Boris. Philís presumably forgotten how the UK bailed out his countryís wrecked economy in 2012.
And this time itís that perpetually smirking Pole, Donald Tusk. Patronising and rude.
He described Theresa May, condescendingly, as ďmore constructive, more realisticĒ. But said that talks were not really progressing.
Pathetic Tusk shows his colours when the media microphones come out
Arenít they, Donald? Well hereís the thing. Letís stop them. Letís pull out and tell them to stuff it.
These EU officials are determined to do two things. First, screw as much money out of us as possible. Money which, legally, we do not owe. Second, make the UK an ďexampleĒ to other countries which might want to get the hell out of the rapidly sinking ship that is the EU.
So, itís time to call their bluff. Exit the Brexit talks with the EU pygmies. Tell them theyíre getting nowt. Not a single penny.
Threaten to shove a nice strong tariff on imports from within the EU. See how the manufacturers in Germany and France and Spain like that.
Then cut out the middle man. Go direct to the elected heads of states with whom we wish to cut a decent trade deal.
Offer preferential trade deals to countries which are currently being bullied by the EU Stasi ó the likes of Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Start building up a few strategic allies.
And tell Angela Merkel in Germany and Emmanuel Macron in France that we welcome their countryís goods so long as a reciprocal trade deal can be signed right now, no messing around. Otherwise itís tariff time.
We're the ones that should be looking exasperated with this pathetic display, says Rod Liddle
We import much, much, more from France and Germany than we sell to them. So that should concentrate their minds a little.
And both countries are in political trouble. In Germany, Merkelís party lost loads of seats to an anti-EU, anti-immigrant party (which the BBC seems to think is composed of Nazis, werewolves and goblins. No, itís not. Itís composed of people who, like us, have had enough.)
While in France, the electors have woken up to the reality that Macron is a charlatan. He is hugely unpopular.
We have been too accommodating and way too generous so far. Itís time to pull the rug from under their feet. Itís time to tell the pygmies: No Deal.