Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Everybody Wants You

I do think the upper class twits that rule Britain really do believe that the continent needs them (or thinks they do, effectively the same thing). They don't. And even if Italy is desperate to sell you Prosecco, good luck trying a similar pitch on every other EU country.

Boris Johnson’s approach to Brexit has been ridiculed by European ministers after he told Italy it would have to offer tariff-free trade in order to sell its prosecco in the UK.

Carlo Calenda, an Italian economics minister, said it was insulting that Johnson had told him during a recent meeting that Italy would grant Britain access to the EU’s single market “because you don’t want to lose prosecco exports”.

“He basically said: ‘I don’t want free movement of people but I want the single market,’” he told Bloomberg. “I said: ‘No way.’ He said: ‘You’ll sell less prosecco.’ I said: ‘OK, you’ll sell less fish and chips, but I’ll sell less prosecco to one country and you’ll sell less to 27 countries.’ Putting things on this level is a bit insulting.”

I've heard enough similar statements from the twits to think they really buy their own bullshit. Soon nobody else will!