‼️ Oh dear! UK was a net payer! Albania would be a net receiver. Corrupt and criminal state and as a bonus 60% Muslims. OUCH!
— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) July 4, 2017
There should be no doubt about the current status of the European Union. It’s crumbling before our very eyes. Between the sprawling unaccountable bureaucracy in Brussels, the unpayable debts, the unfettered immigration, and the unprecedented emergence of conservative, nationalistic groups, it’s obvious that the EU is not long for this world. No nation can survive those pressures; much less a loosely held, 24 year old political union consisting of a wide variety of languages and cultures.
And this fact is beginning to show. Not just because nations like the UK have already voted to leave the EU, and talk of independence referendums is spreading like wildfire across the continent. This fact is beginning to show on the faces and lips of the EU’s leaders.
Currently EU parliament members are debating about what direction the union should go in following Brexit, in an effort to to keep the union together. Some have proposed bringing the EU back to the days when it was a modest trading block with no political authority. Others think that the only way forward is to strengthen the EU, and turn it into a federal union much like the United States. And during that debate Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, appeared to have a little breakdown. When Juncker was criticized for wanting to consult ordinary Europeans on what they should do, this is what happened.
After listening to their rambling speeches a thunderous looking Mr Juncker replied:
H/t reader squodgy:
“If this gets out over Europe, the peasants will be revolting.”
JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER has begged EU leaders not to hold in-out referendums because he fears it will backfire and voters will choose to LEAVE.
The beleaguered European Commission president gave the desperate cry to members as the EU superstate dream slips from Brussels’ grasp following Britain’s momentous Brexit vote.
Terrified Mr Juncker admitted he knows European’s have a “lack of love” for the Brussels club.
European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the political bloc to scale down its role in the world while maintaining the need for the EU army.
“We are not the masters of the world,” Mr. Juncker said Wednesday at a speech in Berlin claiming that Europe, the smallest continent geographically, needed to look more at demographic challenges and build a common European army, reports Zeit Online.
H/t reader squodgy:
Can anyone else see the similarity between this…..BRUSSELS (AP) — With Britain walking away and some eastern nations routinely showing open hostility, the European Union’s chief painted a bleak picture Wednesday of the bloc and implored the 27 remaining nations to stop bickering at a time when ever more people question its relevance.
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If The British needed any more confirmation of their decision to leave The EU, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, just gave them a big one. The often incoherent “when it’s important, you have to lie” politician spewed more United States Of Europe tripe this morning when he called for European nations to drop border controls, claiming that borders were “the worst invention ever.” Britain’s new PM, Theresa May, was not amused…
Speaking at the European Forum Alpbach in Austria’s Tyrol, Mr Juncker said: “Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians” and said solidarity must be given to refugees and their children… (Border bullshit starts at 10:15 – note the mindless applause from the audience when Juncker drops his line)
Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the European Commission, is most famous for a 2011 quote about the Greek financial crisis, during which he stated:
When it becomes serious, you have to lie.
But that’s just one of many disturbing statements from the man. In 2014, The Telegraph published a list of his most outrageous quotes.
As such, here’s some additional evidence of what a sleazy weasel this man is.
“Lyin'” Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, tries to prevent photographers from snapping Nigel Farage, who looks on with justifiable schadenfreude.
Why is Juncker doing this? Apparently to remind the photographer that Farage is a non-person whose image must not be seen in the newspapers.
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While both Angela Merkel and David Cameron, and perhaps Boris Johnson, have been doing all they can to restore some of the badly burned bridges between the UK and Europe over the past week, the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, perhaps once again under the influence, is seemingly engaged in a one-man crusade to accelerate and crush any last hope of an amicable UK departure with lingering ties to Europe.
The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, was bitch slapping EU leaders, calling Hungarian PM ‘dictator’ in front of the press at the EU-Eastern Partnership summit in Latvia.
Juncker, known for an anti-British stance, has threatened, possibly when sober, Britain if the country leaves the EU .
British citizens seeking yet another reason to vote Brexit, have one in spades.
The roots of this reason go back to last year when European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker hatched a 3-year plan to leverage €20 billion in seed capital to produce a €300 billion gain in Eurozone investment.
As one might expected, the results are nonexistent even though Juncker has already used up the €20 billion in seed capital.
The G-7 “committee to think and talk about saving the world but which will actually end up doing nothing at all” meet in Sendai this weekend. Can you spot the odd one out?
While Merkel chose not to wave… or smile; it is Jean-Claude Juncker that appears to be having trouble with his salute…
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From the article:
“We are not very popular when we advocate for Europe.”
Here are some Jean-Claude Juncker quotes:
“When it becomes serious, you have to lie.”
“We decide on something, leave it lying around and wait and see what happens. If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people don’t understand what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning back.”
“If it’s a Yes, we will say ‘on we go’, and if it’s a No we will say ‘we continue’.”
“There can be no democratic choice against the European treaties.”
“Monetary policy is a serious issue. We should discuss this in secret, in the Eurogroup […] I’m ready to be insulted as being insufficiently democratic, but I want to be serious […] I am for secret, dark debates.”
VIENNA (AP) — Even before a vehemently anti-EU party won strong support in Austria, the European Union’s top official acknowledged that the 28-nation bloc was in trouble. “We are facing very tough times,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told parliamentarians this month. “We are not very popular when we advocate for Europe.”
Those comments were reinforced just days later with the victory Sunday of an anti-EU right-wing party in the first round of Austria’s presidential election. Such parties are growing in strength and putting European unity under siege. Instead of moving closer toward the founding nations’ ultimate goal of “an ever-closer union,” the EU faces disconnect and drift as populists blame it for much of the continent’s ills.
And Jean-Claude Juncker wouldn’t lie to you, or would he?
Juncker: ‘Dutch “NO” will result in big continental crisis’
In April the Dutch people will vote on the European-Ukraine association treaty. In an interview with the NRC, a Dutch leading newspaper, Juncker warned the Dutch voters a “NO” will lead to a big continental crisis. “Russia and anti European movements will profit from a Dutch No, the Dutch has to vote yes for reasons not related to the treaty, the Dutch should act like an European strategist” according to Mr Juncker.