Juncker has been holding up progress on Brexit deal
BREXIT campaigners Leave Means Leave have written to Theresa May urging her to walk away from the Brexit talks if discussions over trade have not started by the end of the year. By the start of January it will have been nine months since Article 50 was triggered and the two-year negotiation period officially began. We cannot wait much longer for the EU to decide it is ready to get down to business.
Still though the EU’s odious bureaucrat-in-chief Jean-Claude Juncker insists we will need “miracles” for trade talks to start soon. Really all we need is for him to change his mind, stop trying to punish Britain for leaving and start working constructively with the millions of Britons and Europeans who all want to reach a deal.
One might not call this a miracle but at the very least it would require Juncker to undergo his own Damascene conversion.
Brexit, a bold movement to take power away from the Eurocrats and return it to the people’s elected representatives, is the antithesis of everything he represents.
Earlier this week David Davis and Michel Barnier hosted an upbeat press conference where they reported progress on talks had been made. We know that EU leaders, not willing to risk a trade war, also want to wrap up a deal quickly.
When so many people want a deal it is shameful that Juncker persists in his federalist ranting. The best thing both sides can do to get talks under way is sideline this divisive figure and work together without him.