For an EU official
to state that “The greatest challenge of our times is how to make politics what it once was: acting and thinking for the common good. Not violence, lies, hate speech, myths and resentment that are the tools of modern politics” and then turn on the UK as he has done is bizzarre.
In an extraordinary and direct intervention in the UK General Election, yesterday evening Donald Tusk
the retiring President of the EU Council once again interfered in the democratic processes of the United Kingdom. This time the EU has overstepped the mark in dramatic fashion.
Tusk is, frankly, the equivalent of the rear end of a pantomime horse, a true arsehole.
It shows, as he “Envies John Bercow who can finally, honestly say what he thinks about Brexit; Brexiteers just want a return to Empire; Brexit is the real end of the British Empire; World knows UK will become a second-rate player; UK election can be “turned around”; Don’t give up, this can still happen”.
“Finally, if you allow me, I want to tell you something I wouldn’t have dared to say a few months ago, as I could be fired for being too frank. And today, it is simply too late to impeach Donald, at least the European one. In fact, I envy John Bercow, that he can finally, honestly say what he thinks about Brexit.
“I will also touch upon this subject. I have heard repeatedly from Brexiteers that they wanted to leave the European Union to make the United Kingdom global again, believing that only alone, it can truly be great. You could hear in these voices a longing for the Empire. But the reality is exactly the opposite. Only as part of a united Europe can the UK play a global role, only together can we confront, without any complexes, the greatest powers of this world. In fact, I can say the same about Germany or France.
And the world knows it. I have heard the same in India, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa; that after its departure, the UK will become an outsider, a second-rate player, while the main battlefield will be occupied by China, the United States and the European Union. “Why are they doing this?” I was asked this regretful question everywhere I went. One of my English friends is probably right when he says with melancholy that Brexit is the real end of the British Empire.
“The UK election takes place in one month. Can things still be turned around?
Hannah Arendt [a German/American philosopher and political theorist] taught that things become irreversible only when people start to think so. So the only words that come to my mind today are simply: Don’t give up. In this match, we had added time, we are already in extra time, perhaps it will even go to penalties?”. And never mind the true democratic referendum of 2016 when 17.4million people chose to leave the putrid, corrupt, EU.
Meanwhile, the UK has continued to refuse to put forward a candidate for the next European Commission, which is due to take office next month if approved by MEPs. The BBC understands the UK’s EU ambassador has written to the Commission saying that a candidate will not be put forward due to the election.
In the letter, Sir Tim Barrow is understood to say pre-election rules prevented ministers from putting forward nominees for jobs at EU institutions until after polling day. However, he is understood to have insisted the UK does not want to stop the Commission being formed as soon as possible.
Nor would we want to stop Tusk’s retirement party?