Hours earlier, the European Commission had approved an additional package of emergency measures, “given the increased chances of a Brexit occurring without an agreement”. The new measures refer to the continuity of the students of the Erasmus + program in the United Kingdom during the remainder of the course, the cooperation in security matters and the budgetary elements that affect the pensions of the Europeans who have worked in the United Kingdom. and vice versa. The measures are unilateral on the European side and will be implemented “as long as the United Kingdom complies with its budgetary and legal commitments” according to the Vice-President of the Commission, Printable Letter I. This is not the first package on contingency plans for the case of a Brexit without agreement, which would leave in the air the payment of some 40,000 million euros, which covers the pending commitments that the United Kingdom has assumed.
Printable Letter I
The British populist and national europhobe histrionic, Nigel Farage, answered by assuming the thesis that the Brexit without agreement is getting closer “not because of what happened yesterday, but because of what is said here. May made a mistake by accepting the safeguard mechanism on the Irish border that would not be accepted by any country unless it has been defeated in a war. Our public opinion will be very angry to see that there is no concession on the part of Europe »on the part of what it considers to be« fanatical bureaucrats that nobody has chosen and who humiliate our prime minister ». This quirky character considered that “the only solution is a Brexit without agreement and two years of continuity of the current conditions, without tariffs or obstacles, according to the rules of the WTO”.
Such is the annoyance with which the community leaders follow this negotiation that the European negotiator Michel Barnier did not even make the effort yesterday to speak in English, as usually in these cases so that his words are correctly interpreted on the other side of the Channel. Printable Letter I defended the safeguard mechanism to avoid a physical border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as “the heart of our obligations on the protection of consumers and businesses. When I hear criticize this mechanism to some who have participated in the negotiations and who know the reasons why we did it, I do not understand the blind game to which they have been thrown ».