Guido spotted an interesting quote today from European Council President Charles Michel, who took the opportunity to reflect on the 30 years since Ukraine declared independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union:
“I will go straight to the point: independence means sovereignty, and it means territorial integrity within internationally recognised borders.”
Maybe Michel’s finally seen the light after his previous warning that independence has ‘consequences‘. In any case, Guido’s always pleased to find points of agreement with our European neighbours…
The EU has finally conceded the fact that the UK has not prohibited the export of a single vaccine, and has no measures in place to do so contrary to the words of EU Council President Charles Michel. Following the Prime Minister’s strong words during PMQs, an EU spokesman has told The Guardian that “we know that different countries have got different measures in place – that doesn’t concern vaccines, as far as we understand, coming from the UK”. About time.
To illustrate the point, Guido has compiled how many vaccines have been banned from being exported by each union:
Amazing that it took the Prime Minister intervening to clear this all up…
A press release from the EU announces that
The President of the European Council Charles Michel spoke today Monday 23 November 2020 with President-elect Joe Biden and congratulated him on his election as the 46th President of the United States and Kamala Harris as the future Vice-President.
During the call President Michel proposed to rebuild a strong transatlantic alliance based on common interests and shared values. He welcomed the strong commitment of the President-elect Biden to America’s allies and his support for European cooperation.
Today. Two weeks after Biden called Boris. All that nonsense about being stronger and bigger on the world stage as part of a bloc which was “a superpower”? Delusional Europhiles; don’t call us, we call you… eventually.
After several days of opaque backroom dealings and horse-trading between 0.000005% of the EU’s population, the EU’s slate of new ‘Presidents’ was finally unveiled last night. Not a single one was on a ballot paper anywhere at the last EU elections, it’s a ragtag collection of undistinguished second-tier politicians unloved in their own countries and scandal-ridden appointees from the Davos circuit. Meet your new EU overlords:
European Commission President: Ursula Von Der Leyen. Who?
European Council President: Charles Michel
European Central Bank President: Christine Lagarde
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs: Josep Borrell
You didn’t vote them in, you can’t vote them out, in fact they can do pretty much whatever they like while living off hugely generous salaries and expense accounts funded by your taxes. EU democracy at its finest once again…
The convoy containing Theresa May and the Beligan Prime Minister Charles Michel has been involved in a car crash between Saint-Symphorien cemetery and Casteau. Early reports indicate that an outrider vehicle was involved in the crash, not the cars containing the Prime Ministers. Developing…
UPDATE: Local media is reporting that a car made its way into the convoy and accompanying motorcyclists had to take evasive action. Two policemen are reportedly injured. A spokesperson for the Belgian PM has called it “a regrettable accident.” Neither PM is injured.
Negotiations going well then…