Herman Van Rompuy: There Is No Room For Manoeuvre

The former EU Council President (of damp rag fame) has told the Today Programme that because the deal has been approved by the British Government it is now for the EU council to decide. He further said that “on the main parameters [of the deal] I think there will be no room for manoeuvre.”

He cited the fact that the UK agreed to the deal as evidence for the EU having acted fairly. “If they had the impression there had been blackmail or something like that, they hadn’t to agree.” Convincing… 

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Emmanuel Macron comes over all euro-sceptic…

“We ended the day on what we can call a failure. It’s a very bad image we are giving of the Council and Europe, no one can be satisfied with what happened over so many hours. Our credibility is profoundly tainted with these meetings that are too long and lead to nothing, we give an image of Europe that isn’t serious. We cannot hold talks with world leaders, in an ever more violent world, and be a club that meets at 28 without ever deciding anything.”


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