After Barack Obama came and told Brits that they’d be “at the back of the queue” if they left the EU, here’s Donald Trump’s view:
‘They are better off without it’ Donald Trump calls on Britain to DITCH the ‘horrible’ EU
DONALD Trump has backed Britain to leave the European Union, claiming the UK would be “better off without” Brussels.
Trump, who has now become the Republican party’s presumptive nominee for the White House, called on British voters to sever ties with the bloc on June 23.
The US Presidential hopeful also blamed the migration crisis on the EU and said the situation has been a “horrible thing for Europe”.
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But European Parliament President Martin Schulz says most people don’t want national borders:
European Parliament President Martin Schulz has warned against a Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) victory in the country’s upcoming presidential election, claiming the “vast majority” of people do not want national borders.
The Europhile German Social Democratic Party (SPD) politician stated that if the populist, anti-mass migration Norbert Hofer becomes president “this will change Europe’s character”.
Really? Most people don’t want national borders?
It’s certainly convenient for people to have open borders between EU countries, while there isn’t any trouble coming in over those borders.
Think of a small rural community where everyone keeps their house doors unlocked and open, so that their friendly neighbours can walk in any time without even knocking. Who wants “national borders” in such a circumstance?
But introduce a band of thieves who take the opportunity of all those unlocked and open doors to start looting houses, and the doors will very rapidly close, and be locked shut. Everyone will want “national borders” in the new circumstance.
Mr. Schulz’ comments came soon after Jean-Claude Juncker slammed elected leaders of European Union (EU) countries for listening too much to voters rather than focusing on being “full time Europeans”.
The Telegraph reported that the European Commission president blasted Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, for not speaking about Europe “in the proper way” and instead discussing the EU in terms of national interests.
“If you are listening to your national opinion you are not developing what should be a common European sense and a feeling of the need to put together efforts. We have too many part-time Europeans,” the former prime minister of Luxembourg told the audience at Rome’s Capitolini Museum.
But David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the UK. It’s his job to speak and act on behalf of Britons. But Juncker seems to think that being a true European means forgetting about the people and the parliament to which you were elected, forgetting about its national opinion, and thinking solely in European terms.
But maybe you can only be a “true European” if you no longer have much connection with your home nation? Martin Schulz was a German politician, and one-time mayor of a German town, but he’s now a full-time EU politician. So he can forget about Germany.
Same with Jean-Claude Juncker, who was once prime minister of Luxembourg, but isn’t any more. He can forget about Luxembourg, and be a full-time European.
But anyone who is a serving president or prime minister of a European nation simply can’t do that: they’ve got a day job they were elected to do.
Maybe the trouble with Angela Merkel is that she’s a full-time European who forgets that her day job is actually to be chancellor of Germany.
From about 39 minutes into this interview of Donald Trump by Piers Morgan a month or so back, asked whether Britain should leave the EU:
“Yes. My mother was born in Scotland, in Stornoway, and she loved Scotland. She loved it more than anything. She’d go back every year religiously with my sisters, and just had a great feeling for it and a great love for the people of Scotland, and I think that Britain will separate from the EU. I think maybe it’s time, in light of what’s happened with the craziness that’s going on with the migration, with people pouring in all over the place. I think that Britain will end up separating from the EU. That’s my opinion. I’m not endorsing it one way or the other, but that’s my opinion. I think a lot of people want to see that happen.”