Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

Brexit. La fermezza di Johnson lascia nel panico l’Unione Europea.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2020-02-05.

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«Boris Johnson hit out at European countries in a vicious Brexit attack as he accused France, Italy and Germany of undercutting»

«no alignment, no jurisdiction of the European courts and no concessions»

«There is no need for a free trade agreement to involve accepting EU rules on competition policy, subsidies, social protection, the environment, or anything similar – any more than the EU should be obliged to accept UK rules»

«The Prime Minister added Britain has only enforced state aid four times in the past 21 years while France had it 29 time, Italy 5 and Germany 67»

«We want a thriving trade and economic relationship with the EU»

«France spend twice as much on state aid as the UK; Germany three times as much»

«There is no need for a free trade agreement to involve accepting EU rules on competition policy, subsidies, social protection, the environment, or anything similar – any more than the EU should be obliged to accept UK rules.»

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«EU panic. Brussels launches emergency no deal planning after Boris Johnson’s speech»

«Prime Minister Mr Johnson has warned he is prepared to halt negotiations on any deal that does not meet his redlines»

«Addressing international business leaders and diplomats, Mr Johnson said there should be “no alignment, no jurisdiction of the European courts and no concessions”.»

«There is no need for a free trade agreement to involve accepting EU rules on competition policy, subsidies, social protection, the environment, or anything similar – any more than the EU should be obliged to accept UK rules»

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Perché mai il Regno Unito dovrebbe accettare le regole e le corti di giustizia dell’Unione Europea, e non piuttosto l’Unione Europa ad accettare le regole e le corti di giustizia del Regno Unito?

La logica di Mr Johnson sembrerebbe essere stringente.

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EU FARCE: Boris exposes France and Germany abusing state aid in Brexit attack

BORIS JOHNSON hit out at European countries in a vicious Brexit attack as he accused France, Italy and Germany of undercutting.

Boris Johnson explained any “anxiety” in EU trade talks should be on the British side noting the EU27 have state aid. The Prime Minister added Britain has only enforced state aid four times in the past 21 years while France had it 29 time, Italy 5 and Germany 67. Speaking at the conference, Mr Johnson said: “We want a thriving trade and economic relationship with the EU.

“Our historic friends, partners, neighbours and I shall today be making a parliamentary statement our objectives.

“At the outset I just want to say to ours friends, I want to reassure you about one thing. I want to lay one myth to rest.

“We will not engage in some cut-throat race to the bottom.

“We are not leaving the EU to undermine European standards.

“We will not engage in any kind of dumping whether the commercial or social or environmental.

“And don’t just listen to what I say or what we say, look at what we do.

“I say to our friends in those three crucial areas I’ve mentioned, the anxiety should really be on our side of the Channel, not yours.

“You’ve got state aid. France spend twice as much on state aid as the UK; Germany three times as much.

“Who is using subsidies to undercut? Not the UK.

“In fact, the EU’s enforced state aid rules against the UK only four times over the past 21 years whereas 29 actions against France, 5 against Italy and 67 against Germany.

In his speech, the Prime Minister sent a stern warning to the EU.

Mr Johnson said the UK was “ready” to be the champion of free trade in the world post-Brexit.

The Prime Minister said: “When we’re starting to hear some bizarre rhetoric when barriers are going up and where there is a risk that new diseases like coronavirus will trigger a panic and a desire for market segregation that go beyond what is medically rational – to the point of doing real and unnecessary economic damage – then, at that moment, humanity needs some government somewhere that is willing at least to make the case powerful for freedom of exchange.

“Some country ready to take off its Clark Kent spectacles and leap into the phone booth and emerge with its cloak flowing as the champion of the right of population to buy and sell freely among each other.

“I can tell you, in all humility, that he UK is ready for that role.

“We’re ready for the multidimensional game of chess in which we engage in more than one negotiation at once.”

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EU PANIC: Brussels launches emergency no deal planning after Boris Johnson’s speech

EUROPEAN UNION officials have restarted emergency no deal planning amid fears Boris Johnson will walk away from trade negotiations.

Eurocrats have been ordered to get to work “straight away” on new plans to protect European businesses and citizens if they fail to strike a deal with Britain. A top EU official said: “Measures to prepare for no deal, we’ve said we’ll carry on straight away. “We’ve never stopped saying we should stop preparing notices.

“Even if we have a deal, Michel Barnier has said there will be a change in our relationship… that preparation is ongoing.”

Prime Minister Mr Johnson has warned he is prepared to halt negotiations on any deal that does not meet his redlines.

He is understood to be furious with Brussels, which he believes has pivoted from wanting to forge a deep trading relationship to insisting on regulatory alignment.

Addressing international business leaders and diplomats, Mr Johnson said there should be “no alignment, no jurisdiction of the European courts and no concessions”.

The Prime Minister added: “There is no need for a free trade agreement to involve accepting EU rules on competition policy, subsidies, social protection, the environment, or anything similar – any more than the EU should be obliged to accept UK rules.

“The UK will maintain the highest standards in these areas – better, in many respects, than those of the EU – without the compulsion of a treaty, and it is vital to stress this now.”

But today Michel Barnier unveiled a series of hardline demands that are likely to crash negotiations with London.

The EU’s chief negotiator said Britain would have to remain dynamically aligned with the bloc’s state and competition rules as part of any deal.

It is also understood he will seek “non-regression” clauses for environmental, climate and workers’ rights standards.

He said: “We are ready to offer all this, even though we know that there will be strong competition between the UK and the EU in the future.

“We must now agree on specific and effective guarantees to ensure a level playing field over the long-term.

“That means mechanisms to uphold the high standards we have on social, environmental, climate, tax, and state aid matters today and in their future developments.”

Mr Barnier insisted Brussels was “not asking for alignment” with EU rules because it was a “red rag to the UK”.

But his draft mandate says any free-trade deal “must ensure the application” of the bloc’s state aid laws in Britain, including an oversight role for the ECJ