I’m sure this has been noticed before, but it’s still worth reminding ourselves of it: Hotel Europe – “you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave”.
And it looks like Donald Tusk is the head porter.
President of the European Council Donald Tusk: “I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.”
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to Donald Tusk after his remarks: “They’ll give you terrible trouble”.
It will be nothing like he trouble they have cooked up for the British. The bureaucrats ruling Europe have no intention of accepting the sovereign will of the British people – regardless of what plan they might have made. How could you plan for dealing with so implacable and determined an adversary as that?
What a nightmare! Let’s hope UK can be the exception the proves this rule. Bye, bye sovereignty for rest of us.
I was very glad, during the referendum campaign, that I did not have the privilege of voting. I do not think I would have had the courage to vote ‘leave’. Whether that was rooted in prudent caution or craven cowardice, I’m not sure.
But with every day that passes, as I see the bloody-minded arrogance of the European establishment trying to thwart the democratic process, I pray harder and harder that the British will stay the course and vindicate their sovereignty. It will not only be bad for Britain if they fail. It will also be bad for Europe, an enterprise which began based on the highest principles of political morality. It will be debased to the status of a shoddy tyranny.
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Thanks Pat. M
You call that shoddy parody of democracy ‘the sovereign will of the British people’?! Anyway whatever they thought they voted for, by a slim majority, is not what they will get – hardly an excuse that we can claim in Ireland for our own shoddy referenda! But Mr Tusk was spot on – those who visited this disaster on our neighbours (and us) are far from bearing responsibility for it, and indeed they are quite incapable of doing so.
However, much as I dislike the process, I’m still hoping the British people will get a chance for a more informed expression of their ‘sovereign will’.