Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Can you help a friend in trouble?

From: Michel.barnier.EUParliament@gmail.com
To: May.T@Parliament.uk

Dear Friend

I am sorry to contact you like this but I have some bad news. I am on holiday in Africa and my wallet and passport have been stolen.

Can you extend me the kindness of a short term loan so that I can get home? I need €50 billion which I will repay as soon as I am back.

Please send money to my PayPal account using my email address.

Many thanks for being such a true friend!

Michel Barnier

6 comments:

Lola said...

P.s. the equivalent value in gold woukd better. In which case my Swiss bank account number is 1234567....

jack ketch said...

The real joke of it is that the amount the UK pays to the EU, over the years to come, for it's decree Nisi will be nearer the 100Bn Euros , and that was always the case. All this talk about money is just so much posturing and by both sides.

Lola said...

As long as the £100 Bn. payment gets us out from under our current contingent liability to the EU banking system of about £1.0 Tr. and we are not tied in any way to the EU going forward (i.e. we have not agree common regulationism etc.) then I will live with it. Mind you it's still extortion and should not be paid at all.

John Miller said...

Good points Lola.

But do the UK Gov know what EU pensions they've guaranteed which the UK alone will have to fund? Will they have appreciated any of your points?

I'll bet a dollar to a plugged nickel that we've already agreed to honour the commitments we made while we were a member.

If you had to nominate people to negotiate Brexit, you wouldn't have chosen politicians (mostly anti) or the civil service (adamant that it will not happen).

Lola said...

JM. Points well made. I feel that we are being stitched up and that we'll end up having agreed to abide by all EU regulationism when one of the principle reasons for getting out was to get out from under of all that nonsense.

Bayard said...

"If you had to nominate people to negotiate Brexit, you wouldn't have chosen politicians (mostly anti) or the civil service (adamant that it will not happen)."

Basically, the Establishment wanted to remain. So is it really surprising that they are not making a very good job of leaving? After all it's not their money, is it?