Ursula von der Leyen

The EU is getting a new EU Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen., who will replace Jean-Claude Juncker:

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has warned that an EU under Ursula von der Leyen would “take control of ever single aspect” of Europeans’ lives…

“She wants to build a centralised, undemocratic, updated form of Communism where nation state parliaments will cease to have any relevance at all.”

Isn’t that pretty much what it already is?

The warning comes after German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen, the European Council’s preferred figure to lead the most powerful institution in Brussels, delivered a 30-minute speech in the Strasbourg chamber, where she called for half of all EU Commissioners to be women, and pledged to put forward a “green new deal for Europe” which would aim to “reduce CO2 emissions by 2030 by 50, if not 55 per cent”.

So she’s a feminist and a global warming alarmist.

She is apparently Angela Merkel’s choice:

Ms von der Leyen is a close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a member of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party…

…the EU has faced criticism that the nominations went on behind closed doors and that the Spitzenkandidaten process – where European political parties appoint lead candidates – was ignored.

Mr Juncker today admitted that the appointment of his successor was “not very transparent”.

Isn’t that how it’s always been?

She won by a narrow margin:

The European Parliament voted 383-327 with 22 abstentions to approve von der Leyen’s nomination. The confirmation required an absolute majority of 374 votes and the outgoing German defense minister scraped through with barely nine votes to spare in a cliffhanger vote.

“A majority is a majority in politics,” she said when questioned about her narrow escape…

Von der Leyen will replace Jean-Claude Juncker when his term expires at the end of October.

She was put forward as a last-minute candidate by EU leaders as part over an overall appointments package, sidestepping parliamentary wishes. Many legislators felt cold-shouldered and said they would oppose her out of principle, not over personal considerations.

The end of October is when Britain is supposed to have left the EU. I wonder what odds I could get at the local bookie that Britain will not have left by then, because I’m prepared to bet that we won’t.

Even if Boris Johnson becomes the next UK Prime Minister, and really does want to leave the EU, I think the europhile British political establishment won’t let it happen.

The Labour party has now come out in favour of a second referendum:

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage believes that the Labour Party has “signed its own death warrant” by finally declaring its support for another Brexit referendum in which it would campaign for Remain, in defiance of the predominantly Leave-voting working class which was once the party’s base.

“This betrayal of Brexit confirms that Corbyn’s Labour is now the party of north London – not the North of England, the Midlands or Wales,” Farage wrote in an article for the Sunday Express.

Add to that Unelected Peers Plot to Block No Deal Brexit.

Add also a former Conservative Prime Minister threatening the same:

Sir John Major has said that he will take Boris Johnson to court if he tries to suspend parliament to facilitate a no-deal Brexit.

Add it all up, and I think there’s no chance whatsoever of Britain leaving the EU any time soon.

So we’ll all have to become feminists and global warming alarmists and have Ursula von der Leyen take control of every single aspect of our lives.

Which will of course include stopping smoking.

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9 Responses to Ursula von der Leyen

  1. Algernon Struthers says:

    It was a hard race for Ursula von der Leyen – sarcasm – because she was the only candidate. Even so, she nearly lost.

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  4. Andydan says:

    She said “a majority is a majority in politics” following her narrow election win. Funny how that isn’t the case over here with Brexit.
    There’s no doubt she’s a smart cookie though (unlike the drunk she replaces). She’s a medical doctor, has seven children, accomplished equestrian.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ursula_von_der_Leyen
    She lived in Britain under a pseudonym after being under threat of abduction from a communist group. I think she might be a good thing in that she will at last state exactly what the final aims of the EU are. That can only be good in our so far futile attempts to achieve independence.

  5. Supergran says:

    They (Germans) always wanted to rule the world didn’t they??

    • beobrigitte says:

      To my knowledge it was only one. He became a German citizen only in 1932, though.
      Even Kaiser Wilhelm wasn’t interested in ruling the world. He was far too busy with the arts.
      Germany itself consists of a bunch of unified tribes, each with it’s own variations of what is the whole state’s laws. Only 3 of 16 Bundeslaender have a total smoking ban. All others have pubs where you can sit on a table with an ashtray on it.
      The anti-smokers are whingeing and whining.

  6. Philip Neal says:

    I hope she realises that only two weeks ago nobody outside Germany had heard of her?

  7. beobrigitte says:

    The EU is getting a new EU Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen
    Who is she?

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