The Unmitigated Arrogance of EU President Donald Tusk Toward Brexit….

Against the backdrop of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arriving for the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, EU President Donald Tusk holds a press conference to announce the EU will work to block Britains’ exit from the collective, and will not accept terms.

The hubris and arrogance within this declaration, in advance of Johnson’s arrival, is exhibit ‘A’ for exactly the reason British citizens want out of this nonsense. Watch:

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The likelihood of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump forming an alliance against this insufferable EU collective is beginning to show in the relationships.

There is a strong likelihood PM Johnson and President Trump will form a mutually beneficial economic and trade alliance outside the EU. The euroweanies know this could be devastating to their controlled economic system; their economy is already in trouble.

This will not end well for the EU.  Pride cometh before the fall.

What Trump and Johnson could construct is a bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and the U.K that has genuine reciprocity and negligible trade barriers.  Like a trade freeway between the U.K and the U.S, but only between the U.K. and U.S.

With the EU no longer able to influence trade agreements involving the U.K. European companies, and countries (Poland, Hungary etc.) could get tariff-free access to the U.S. market by operating out of Britain, or using transnational shipping through Britain.

Simultaneously, the U.S. could ship tariff free into the EU (to a receiving EU corporation, or EU subsidiary of a U.S. corporation) by exporting to Britain.  The UK would be the hub for massive economic activity between North America and Europe.

If France (the EU) is charging Canada a high duty for imported Canadian cheese; Canada, through the USMCA pact could ship to a holding company in Britain who would then transfer product (duty free) to the receiving French company who is operating in the U.K, and distributing in France.  [A French company in the U.K. would receive in the U.K without the French (EU) duty.]

Eventually all corporations in the EU, who wanted to do business with North America, would start operations in the U.K….. OR, the EU would have to drop it’s one-way tariff policy (ie. the Marshall plan is ended).  Think about the leverage this creates.

Of course this process would completely change the trade dynamic in Europe; and completely change the trade dynamic between Europe and North America.  So how would Trump and Johnson start?  Answer: Establish an interim tripwire to measure success. Hence you get this phrase:

 “[…] Such a deal could last for something like six months, the official told reporters.”…

Of course an interim deal… because the EU bloc will respond to it… so a reevaluation at six months, prior to any massive investment outlays, is exactly what a CEO would create.

Donald Trump isn’t a politician, he’s working through a plan for what he views (we agree) is bigger than any ideological aspects.  “Economic Security is National Security.”

During the G7 nuance look for the manipulative globalists to try and keep President Trump and Boris Johnson apart during the non-scripted gatherings and assemblies.

The EU does not want the optics of President Trump and Prime Minister Boris Johnson broadcast to the world.   Watch how hard it will be to find pictures of them together.

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203 Responses to The Unmitigated Arrogance of EU President Donald Tusk Toward Brexit….

  1. sundance says:

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    • gawntrail says:

      Keepin’ it classy.

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      Time to “de-Tusk” the EU.

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      • LoonsCall says:

        tusk looks & sounds like a pervert.. perhaps unfair but he sure wants Britain to stay in that sick place.. sure hope PM Johnson & VSGPT can find common ground

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    • teeheeman says:

      Look up smug in the dictionary and you will see a picture of this guy. “Mr. No Deal” drips out of this guys mouth with pure condescension. Look for PDJT and PM Johnson to make mincemeat out of this guy.

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    • Deplore Able says:

      Pretty simple, USA announces 15% tariffs on all imported automobiles manufactured in the EU. We will reconsider that tariff if the EU makes a reasonable Brexit deal with our great ally the United Kingdom.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Hubris goeth before the fall!

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    • I think PM Johnson’s more likely to show up Sunday and ask POTUS to BACK OFF on the trade war with China. He does NOT believe tariffs work, has said so many times, and is seeking to appear to be more of a Brit globalist than “UK’s Trump”.

      Remember, these are two men who have spoken on the phone, and said nice things about each other, but have never met in person. There’s a lot you can misinterpret without direct face-to-face contact. Messages get filtered through layers of handlers. They may have similar styles in terms of frankness, but their goals are not in complete alignment. The UK will not turn its back on the rest of the “first” world completely in order to get cozier with the US. Johnson seeks deals with BOTH entities, hopefully to the UK’s overall advantage.

      Johnson currently has a very slim coalition from which to govern, and is in danger of “no confidence” votes. He supports Brexit in principle, but he (like PM May before him) does not want the economic penalties likely to be incurred through a “no deal” Brexit. I’ll leave it to you to explain the other reasons why after it happens, but Boris has been communicating his opposition to the US-China (and other) trade wars in his statements before and after boarding the plane to Biarritz.

      PM Johnson also supports Macron’s focus at this summit on addressing climate change issues, heightened by the situation in Brazil.

      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g7-summit-johnson-trump/uk-pm-johnson-to-tell-trump-to-de-escalate-trade-tensions-idUSKCN1VE0HH

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      • Dekester says:

        Maybe, but the British newspapers are telling a different tale.

        The Daily Mail U.K. is all over Prince Andrew too

        God bless PDJT

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        • That’s why I posted a clip of Johnson himself expressing his opinions. I don’t know the UK papers well enough enough to know which are trustworthy. The Telegraph, Sun and Guardian are telling it the opposite way from the Times and Daily Mail. It’s harder to spin uncut video straight from the horse’s mouth. He says what he says.

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      • Cowboy79 says:

        I’m thinking Boris realizes, politically, he has a live grenade in each hand and will tell Trump as much when they meet, and ask for assistance in resolving the issues. This is not a vacuum. This is a negotiation. UK and US “can” work together if “both” of them have a viable plan to leave the EU. Leaving the EU for UK is a gain if US backs them up. UK leaving the EU is a gain for the US if FR and GE are left holding the bag for their socialist state economics which will accelerate the demise of the EU. PL (sorry, Tusk) and Hungary, would like to see US bases and want nothing to do with the “immigration” fostered by GE. Methinks Boris is looking for a friend and will find one, but not in the EU. Ireland just lost Harland & Wolf shipyards. There are deals to be made.

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      • fred5678 says:

        Situation in Brazil with FAKE NEWS FIRES

        https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/08/23/amazon-fires-update/

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      • ann says:

        We shall see. Our desire is to reinstirute fair, equal trade.

        To be blunt, western Europe’s major powers have consistently failed to self govern in a responsible restrained manner: France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain , Bavaria..

        America funded Marshall’s Plan to protect the remnant of what WE thought was a shared love of our common heritage: western civilsation.
        We didn’t have to. The United States did not create the dark blood lands of post war Europe.
        If we hadn’t stepped in Germany, France, Italy , Austria fates were grim: more starvation, more sectarian slaughter, and purging by Stalin puppets.

        NATO was not a vested entitlement granted in perpetuity.

        You guys are and have been a real pain in the neck,

        The American people want nothing to do with your EU, it’s nothing more than a retread of globalist exploitation, centralised upwards power & wealth with a sop thrown to your subjects: stifling enervated welfare state.
        A coercive, Regulatory Lobster Trap. I’d Rather cut off my hand than give up my country.

        Europe can have their swollen administrative state .
        But don’t lecture us for taking back our economic and political liberty

        , Germany and France’s elective bodies teetery coalitions veil an encroaching authoritarian state.
        And your landscape of yellow vests, vandalised churches and vast ghettos of the angry, unemployed reproductive is repellant.

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      • Mikey likes it! says:

        Are those REAL guns those girls have? And girls with GUNS? Oh my!

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        • JTR says:

          But of course! The high and mighty elite are all gathered, and they must be protected from the minions from whom they have taken all means of self-defense! They still have their pitchforks and torches.
          I lived near Dunblane when those school children were all shot. I tried to tell as many as I could what would happen, but the soppy Brits just gave up their guns willingly.

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    • Kate says:

      I believe this man Donald Tusk who is president of the EU made a colossal mistake by this premature statement, now everyone knows how to respond and woe to the EU.

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      • noswamp says:

        Tusk’s statement if made to the USA would be a rally cry for all Americans. It still may be. What arrogance! All Trump wants is to level the playing field and China is acting like the 18 year old son who has been given an allowance all of his life and is not being, after graduation, asked to get a job to make up for it. China screams no! All the USA wants is equality of trade. And China doubles down on stupid.

        If its a trade war they want…

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    • Michael Brower says:

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    • 🤔 Tusk – for some unknown reason – seems averse to EU Economic Hospice.

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      • ann says:

        Germany, France and , to some extent England obliterated the higher part of themselves in the First World War.

        Glossy on the outside, a husk within.

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        • ichicinnabar says:

          Ann,

          I have often thought how Europe was transformed by that misunderstood and largely forgotten war. Keegan mourned in his book how much of a generation was wiped out by that war and they never came home to carry on building the country and to have families. Very sad.

          I think that the whole character of France was changed after that war.

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          • ann says:

            Aye,
            Haunting
            From the Dardanelles through the Balkans up to the fields of Flanders.
            All that sacrifice.

            and for what?
            A waste land for opportunistic predators attracted to the power vacuums

            Strange days indeed. A dislocation of historical identity.
            A poisonous harvest of amoral
            Anarchists, unsavory Bolsheviks, militant socialists their squalid, flat ideology.

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    • noswamp says:

      Probably one of the few statements from a leader in Europe that immediately sent my blood boiling. What a disrespectful duplicitious bastrd!

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    • Bill says:

      If they don’t allow Britain to make a no deal Brexit from the EU, PDJT should give an address stating that if the EU doesn’t cooperate they can go the back of the queue.

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    • Bob says:

      The EU wants people control and the U.K. wants prosperity for the People from a capitalist system. Pretty simple to figure out….too many oppose BREXIT for personal reasons, and don’t care about sovereignty and their personal freedoms. Hopefully they will never live under communist rule. Of course they would be the first to criticize their government because they couldn’t get what they want…when the want it.

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  2. oldersoul says:

    This is excellent news. They are literally pushing Johnson into PDJT’s arms, and into a no deal Brexit, with such stunts. Keep it up!

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    • gawntrail says:

      Yep. Some people do not understand the relationship between words and actions. Dumb move. The EU is working from a position of weakness. They now insult one of its members….. who doesn’t need the EU as much as the EU thinks they do.

      Bye Felicia.

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    • De Oppresso Liber says:

      I find it difficult to believe that such an experienced, senior, globalist politician would make such a forceful, intimidating, and openly hostile comment (some would say it sounded like a threat) to a head of state, without thoroughly investigating the circumstances first. Besides creating a hostile working environment with the British PM before he even arrives at the G7 summit, Tusk is also signalling his intention to rule in a truly despotic fashion to all the other EU member nations, which could very easily help nudge others to also leave the EU.

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      • piper567 says:

        de Oppresso,
        one of our great President’s super-powers is his ability to make all manner of vermin reveal themselves for exactly what they are…both Nationally and Internationally.
        it’s quite glorious!

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        • De Oppresso Liber says:

          Oh, I couldn’t agree more, piper567 – I should have used my s/ tab. And Yes, it is “quite glorious!”

          I also should have mentioned that Tusk appears to be both rattled and acting out of desperation; methinks he realizes Boris is going to accept President Trump’s trade proposal and initiate the Brexit on 31 October.

          Happy Halloween, EU!

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      • Liber,

        This is a great mystery. They just know one way to do things. Like a car stuck in second gear. Their answer to any situation is the same. China is the same way. They can only play one note. It never changes. Globalist arrogance and oppression every time. Even when it is to their disadvantage.

        To those of us who don’t think that way, it is a mystery.

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        • De Oppresso Liber says:

          Agreed. Personally, I believe it’s a direct result of their hubris, which has built up since their conception, as they (EU) are used to bullying everyone (members) around to get their way. One could even call it a “collectiive” oh shucks moment.

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      • ichicinnabar says:

        Liber,

        This is a great mystery. They just know one way to do things. Like a car stuck in second gear. Their answer to any situation is the same. China is the same way. They can only play one note. It never changes. Globalist arrogance and oppression every time. Even when it is to their disadvantage.

        To those of us who don’t think that way, it is a mystery.

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  3. Elric VIII says:

    Boris looks quite Churchillian in that last photo, while Tusk looks a bit like Adam Schiff without the bugeyes.

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  4. So Britain could go back to being the new Venice, the new new Tyre.

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  5. Johnny Bravo says:

    PDT waits at the door of the UK to be invited in. Can Boris summon up the energy to fight the EUrophile bought and sold British MP’s?

    Here in the UK, the collective media, big biz and political class are trying hard to construct an impenetrable barricade to stop PDT crossing our threshold.

    The people (majority) thirst for a sign that Boris has the balls to align solidly with the US. What Katie Hopkins is stating is correct, but Boris still has to open the door and his arms. pray for us.

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  6. redline says:

    I think our President may wear his nice yellow tie to the next group photo.

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  7. VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

    Sounds like moar woar to me…esp. if our Lion, POTUS Trump teaches the English Lion how to roar again!

    Where’s the pic of Trump dusting off his hands and the napalm firewall going off in the background?

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  8. thesavvyinvester says:

    What many may not grasp, in their own way, many Euro markets / especially the Auto Makers use market centric product rules as a form of market protection/barriers of entry. It requires “others” to pedal to these insane rules to enter their markets. Not that these will go away, but a unilateral w/ Britian will open up the flood gates for those Euro’s that aren’t snobs to get aboard the American deal. Our VSGPDJT does hold all the cards, this Eurosnob is bluffing, he doesn’t hold a hand….

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  9. slowcobra says:

    I am getting tired of brexit not happening. I mean when was it first voted on by the people, two or three years ago? I feel bad for rank and file citizens of u.k. Seems like theresa may poo-pooed the vote quite a while ago, and it’s been a non-stop roadblock ever since. Here’s to a President Trump-B.J. alliance soon!!

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    • SteveT says:

      Brexit not happening is a very similar problem to the lack of Democrat indictments in US.
      There is a resistance group among the deep state in both countries which is deliberately delaying progress which the majority want. They continue to delay in the hope of overturning the elected government in any way possible.
      I think and hope that Boris wants to leave the EU at the end of October and is trying to confuse the opposition with conflicting statements – we shall know fairly soon.

      SteveT

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    • Mncpo(ret) says:

      Gee, think of any other scenario that feels the same way? Deep State isn’t just the U.S.
      This is a worldwide battle for people to regain independence and rule of law.

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      • ann says:

        Well said. The EU, just as the DoJ and Courts do , will continue to churn out regulatory hurdles, procedural delays and Uberlegalistic barricades.

        Corrupted Power holders do not just give it up. It’s not the way they work.

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      • noswamp says:

        The more I read, and see the delays of justice in the States, the more I feel that Boris is not going to deliver.

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    • PBR says:

      It’s seeming more and more like T May was not the one at fault. Not entirely. EU brass is.

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  10. bigd57 says:

    This sounds like a great plan BUT, one thing i do not understand is if Brexit occurs, why would the other EU countries still allow tariff free shipments from Britain into the EU? And especially trans shipments from USA? I presume USA would have to raise tariffs for direct EU shipment to US to force them to agree to lowering their tariffs but this could also happen without Brexit and US could then ship products directly to EU as well.

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    • dd_sc says:

      I think that’s why the EU country would have to set up shop in the UK. The way I understand it, a EU (majority) owned company based overseas gets the EU benefits.

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      • SeanNY2 says:

        “The way I understand it, a EU (majority) owned company based overseas gets the EU benefits.”

        That’s interesting. It’s not typical in trade agreements. Do you have any further info on this? Unless there’s some special provision in EU law, which they could just change, products coming from the UK would be subject to a tariff whether expreted by an EU owned company or not.

        Ether there is some very specific situation at play here or Sundance has it wrong on this point.

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        • dd_sc says:

          No unfortunately, I don’t have a link for that. Just the way I recall others writing about EU provisions – what Sundance has written aligns with that. Someone did point out that the EU does have provisions similar to NAFTA about percentages of materials used and agriculture so the importation of Canadian cheese may not be a good example.

          I don’t know if EU regulations are available to the public to verify how this could work.

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          • SteveT says:

            If the UK could transfer goods freely to the EU after Brexit, what on earth is all the fuss about getting a deal? The ownership of a company would be immaterial, goods going to EU from UK would be subject to whatever the tariffs are set to. There does not appear to be a clear route for goods to go from US to UK then EU without tariffs whatever the company structure.
            If anyone knows different please let us all know with some info (citation) on what rules apply. Thank you.

            SteveT

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    • OSP says:

      This is my question as well, bigd

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    • JohninMK says:

      From what I have read here in the UK the EU have not offered anything in terms of continuing the zero tax regime. All they say is that the UK will be treated as a Third Party Country, which imposes all kinds of protective tariffs against incoming products.

      I hate to say it but I think Sundance has it wrong. There is no possibility of the EU allowing products transshipped through the UK from the US or elsewhere into the EU as a method of avoiding EU import taxes. It blows a huge hole in their external tax barriers and the associated large revenues.

      The import tax barriers are primarily against particular items or categories to protect internal EU producers. I may be wrong but I see no preference being given just because the company doing the importing is majority EU owned.

      Also the US, currently closing the Mexico/Canada loopholes, is unlikely to create another in the UK.

      I see this as primarily intended to boost UK/US trade not to sweep a whole load of hangers on into the deal. Some of whom, particularly Poland, have taken our manufacturing just as the Mexicans and Canadians have taken yours.

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      • Cowboy79 says:

        Have you considered that:
        EU is totally dependent upon UK, GE, FR to pay for their programs?
        FR and GE are energy unstable and economically compromised because of EU social and immigration policies?
        UK and US can mutually profit from bilateral trade agreements without EU overhead?
        If US pulls military from GE then GE faces massive economic losses?
        PL wants those US bases. UK might as well.
        Ireland might want to revive shipyards at Harland and Wolf for new keel orders?
        Whilst EU is drowning in social debt programs and immigrant crises and losing on the energy front, US is not. UK might like that.
        I wonder what the EU might think if the US views an EU tariff war as an attack on US economy and retaliates in kind? UK might rather avoid that scenario.
        EU is NOT holding all the cards. EU is playing a dangerous economic, military, and social game that they WILL lose if things go wrong, and they will, if the US decides to make it so.
        There are a lot of plays out there. Long term, none of them include the EU with its debt, social policies, and Belgian guidance on a decade scale. GE is not driving the bus. Neither are the multinationals any longer. Bilateral is the only game now. UK might be ahead of the rest.

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        • noswamp says:

          People are putting a bug in Trumps ear that the EU is playing real tough. I do not see that at all. I think though that Trump was patient because he wanted China to play out, now it has.
          Time to fix the EU trade imbalances. Now would be a great time to start, using the UK as leverage. I must admit, our US trade players are freaking geniuses.

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  11. 🍺Gunny66 says:

    Ya know, with all you have stated above Sundance, buying Greenland might not be such an “off the wall” deal.

    Greenland could be a major “supply point” between the UK and the EU.
    A coordinated supply Depot in Greenland should greatly enhance the delivery times.

    I am not saying the UK could not handle it, but who could have imagined years ago that FED EX could deliver “Overnight” by shipping all there packages to one location first.

    Make Greenland Great……for the first time…

    Just saying

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  12. Ron Jaeger says:

    Poland must be hiding in shame over this cretin .

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    • dd_sc says:

      The irony there is Poland might be the next to leave the EU.

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      • “Poland might be the next to leave the EU…” Sort of a reminder of the last time the Eastern Europeans decided to leave a dictatorial Union. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Here we go, it’s that ‘ole union thing again’. Sounds great at first….then turns rotten.

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      • Mncpo(ret) says:

        Poland, honestly, can’t leave anytime soon. They rely on EU $ to prop up their banks. “Freedom of Movement” has meant that a gozillion Poles work in the UK and the rest of the EU and send their money home. Kind of like how Mexico relies on their people in the US to send their $ home.

        I “talk” (DM/Skype/Face, etc) with Brits everyday. A ton want the Poles to go home.

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  13. jeff semda says:

    Couldn’t even make it through the whole video, can’t stomach people like Tusk.

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    • noswamp says:

      Jeff,
      I gotta admit I experienced the same reaction, it was a visceral reaction that I have rarely felt. I am sure my Treeper friends and SD know exactly what I am talking about. Lucky for Tusk, he was not talking directly to the US, although he was doing so indirectly.

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  14. Maquis says:

    No Deal doesn’t require EU cooperation, en fait, your obtuse arrogant dictation rather well serves a No Deal outcome.

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  15. Brant says:

    Unless I’m reading it wrong, I like this up until the statement of US ship tariff free into Europe via EU firms in UK. Is this not exactly what China has been doing via Canada and Mexico? We can’t say it’s bad for them and ok for us. I would just feel icky.

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      That’s exactly what Sundance has been explaining for the past few weeks.

      You can find the past postings on that on The Last Refuge here.

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      • jrapdx says:

        You’re completely right. Of course the EU could prevent the “giant sucking sound” that would result from such a UK-US deal by going along with PT and eliminating the tariff inequities the President has been complaining about. But given the arrogance on display today, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen until the EU can’t avoid it any longer.

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    • CountryDoc says:

      that’s what I was wondering. I need to see it mapped out. Sundance, can you put your elves to work mapping out the different scenarios?

      What I hear Mr. Tusk saying to England is “you can check out any time you please, but you can never leave”. China peddles Fentanyl, Mexico other Narcotics, and the Globalists (US CoC, Democrats, Congress, and EU) peddle economic dependence.

      The remedy can be seen in the opposite of the Communist Manifesto and the Rules of Alinsky:
      Foundational principles based upon the Truth of God as we are freely allowed to understanding.
      Strong Family and Community relationships
      Fair law and justice system
      Free Market forces
      Free speech and honest pursuit of knowledge in the community

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    • Revelation says:

      I’m afraid Sundance is wrong on this. If we leave the EU with no deal, we are outside the EU in exactly the same way the US is.

      The issue for the EU is that the UK runs a £80BN trade deficit with the EU. The resulting tariffs will drive UK customers away from the EU to other sources, especially if we have lower/zero tariffs with those nations.

      I quite fancy a few bottles of Californian Shiraz myself….

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      • rayvandune says:

        Chilled very slightly on the way, by a stop in, say…

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      • Raptor says:

        I wouldn’t bet against Sundance and Trump.
        I’m sure our Lion has had this all planned, and its time to spring the surprise.
        I just hope Boris has the stones to follow through!
        The way it was layed out here , the UK will actually prosper, and become the EU’s best conduit to the US 20 Trillion dollar economic market!

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      • Maquis says:

        A Free Britian can cut a better deal than a desperate-for-a-deal Britian. Between PDJT and Brexit the EU will be begging for a deal in short order. Don’t fail for Project Fear.

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    • GB Bari says:

      You can wash off the icky by realizing that it would NOT be the same since the US isn’t about to dump cheap product on EU via the UK or anywhere else.

      What this arrangement does is compromise the EU’s attempt to setup and control trade barriers in their own favor and to the USA’s disadvantage. Quite unlike the USMCA.

      Remember that President Trump has constantly stated that he prefers zero tariffs and zero other barriers both ways so that “free trade” truly exists. All this maneuvering is a long term plan to possibly convince other nations to aspire to the same end.

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  16. zaq123 says:

    Employee: I quit
    Boss: No, I won’t let you quit
    Employee: Huh?
    Boss: You cannot quit. I forbid it.
    Employee: Whatever…(walks out the door)

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  17. ristvan says:

    And PDJT can put such a bilateral in place for up to ten years upon BoJo’s request via 19USC§2902 without any involvement from Congress. Pelosi already said she would block such a UK bilat (she is against Brexit) but apparently doesn’t know about the existing law.

    In place Nov 1, 2019, 6 months check for any changes based on EU responses (like the Irish border ‘problem’—mainly an EU not UK issue since the UK had a £17.8 billion trade surplus with Ireland in 2018), than make a permanent congressionally approved bilateral trade pact after the 2020 election wins back the House and expands the Senate majority.

    Reminiscent of PDJT’s ridiculed ‘order US companies out of China’ tweet until he tweet responded ‘Check out IEEPA 1977’.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Do you think POTUS will win back the House, and why?

      GOP voters more energized with Trump on the ballot; the economy; trade; and jobs? And a poor Democrat choice? (Trump has to be very careful of mocking a rapidly diminishing senior citizen. Let him flail.)

      First, quite key; PASS USMCA.

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      • ristvan says:

        I do. There are several reasons.
        1. AOC+3 is a very bad look. If Dem primaries wont fix, Trumplicans will in the general.
        2. There are a number of ‘purple’ Dems facing Justice Democrat primary challenges. Including as of now 7 House Committee Chairs, all long in the tooth. JD will get some primary wins given the loony Dem drift, and those formerly safe Dem seats will turn Trumplican on PDJT coattails.
        3. In 2018, Mueller was still in play, MAGA was only beginning, and it is traditional for the opposition to pick up the house in the midterm election. It is also ‘traditional’ that in a presidential election landslide coattails are long and wide. Example Reagan second term.

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        • Dekester says:

          Yep. The albatross ( Rat Ryan) abdicating. IMO will assist greatly.

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        • Dutchman says:

          But, but,…ristvan! Surely Sleepy Joe will so motivate Dem voters, including the radical “no more old white men” base, (except we liked bernie in 2016, till he sold out) AND the “what the H happened, this is NOT my Dads Democrat party!” that the Dems will sweep all houses, both CONgress and W.H.
          And we will all live happily ever after, in a socialist utopia, and DJT will be nothing more than a forgotten nightmare./S

          Yeah, I agree PDJT is,going to have YUGE coat tails, and a lot of political capital after 2020.

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      • PBR says:

        How many times do I have to say it: DO NOT underestimate the Leftists! They are seriously mobilizing grassroots efforts. I can see this in NC and SC- this week they were in the black churches in these two states trying to assure their vote. The Dems are at risk for losing the Black vote and they know it. And you can bet there will be a surprise on board for us- an emergence of the REAL democratic candidate- a person whom we do not know yet. People might be excited about Trump but I do not see the efforts from GOP that the Left is already going to to get people out to vote.
        Watch the Special Election for the 9th District in NC- early voting taking place right now. Election Day is Sept 9. Only 10% turnout is expected. GOP has got to win this seat! But the DEm candidate and Dem governor have been in NYC fundraising since last November when this election fell apart and Mark Harris’ was disqualified due to voter fraud. In other words, DNC is all over the US looking for money to win this seat. It’s a dirty business and the Left will stop at nothing to take back power.

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        • Bill says:

          None of us under estimate the left and their dirty tricks. But I will say, Trump is an anomaly. He doesn’t pull his votes from ONLY the GOP base. He’s the candidate we have all dreamt of. He pulls votes from both sides of the isle and everywhere else.

          Personal example (yes I know my micro example doesn’t speak for a macro issue). In October 2016 I went to NYC to join two buddies for the Giants v Ravens game at the meadowlands. The night before the game me and my buddies met for dinner and drinks. They are both solid Dems. The one is more of a centrist dem, and the other is far left but stops a hair short of crazy. Well, BOTH of them have told me in the last 14 days, they are voting for Trump! Both citing the insanity of open borders and free college and healthcare. They fully understand these things are not economically viable or sustainable for a country. Both of them make good money in their careers and know that that money will be crushed by the current dem/socialist platform. They can’t understand how this could possibly be the direction of the democrat party. Even though I’ve been telling them for decades that this exactly where the Dem party was heading. Some people just can’t see things for what they are. So frustrating!!!

          It’s people like these two friends of mine that are going to be why Trump wins In a walk off grand slam fashion. And that will be on top of the largest voter fraud this country has ever seen. You bet the left is going to make this their finest hour in terms of voter fraud. The problem is, you can only create so many fake votes before it’s too obvious. And those votes won’t out kick a landslide. And furthermore they may end up forcing a real deep dive into voter fraud that exposes the left for all their corruption once and for all. God willing.

          Book it.

          PS: And don’t get me started on all my relatives in philly that our hardcore union and ALL love PDJT and can’t wait to vote for him a second time. And they all say their fellow union members love him too.

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          • Bill says:

            I meant to say in my prior post that during our dinner in NYC we all argued over the election. Both felt Hillary was actually more centrist and would work with GOP Congress like Bill if she won the election. And I told them they are blinded to the UniParty and the fact she’s an evil horrible human. And they both told me i was the sucker falling for Trumps snake oil salesman pitch. I told them the difference between the conservative voter block and the left is that we hold our own accountable. And if Trump became president and tried to deviate from his promises he would be voted out with the quickness. I also flat out stated that Trump is clearly a pragmatist, and it’s easy to see. I said pragmatists are thinkers and make decisions on sound just foundations and won’t let emotion sway them. Both now understand what I meant. And both now are voting for him.

            Why don’t more problem think like CTH?

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            • noswamp says:

              JIMMITY CHRISTMAS BILL!! You are long winded.

              But guess what my friend, I read every word. I have friends like this in New York, and folks in Texas that moved from Seattle because they could not take it anymore. Many former Dems, love Trump. They are silent, don’t show up in polls, and will show up to vote.

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    • swimeasy says:

      Thank you ristvan. I remember this from your stating it in a prior post. I don’t think Word Press allows for comments to be pinned- this one of yours certainly would be instructive for those with questions as I had. Unfortunately real life does not always allow to rifle through all comments on a post that are so relevant for a clear understanding when events are so fluid and frequent.

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  18. Cowboy79 says:

    Watching the videos, “Condescending, arrogant, elitist, self aggrandizing, conceited dandy” came to mind as an overall impression of Ms Tusk. And Macron, for that matter.

    Trump graciously allowed Macron to make a fool of himself.
    Overall, it doesn’t appear that Tusk or Macron will play any large role in any bilateral agreements between the US and UK. EU is soiling their pampers wondering who is going to pay for all the stuff Merkel, Tusk, Macron and Co. have set in motion. It is apparently a good time to get out of the EU for anyone who wants to preserve their history, nation, economy, and culture.

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  19. Greg1 says:

    Wow. Tusk and the EU are parasites.

    Parasites will kill the host.

    Time for the UK to get rid of the parasites.

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  20. Perot Conservative says:

    Another little tidbit. If you haven’t been to London. Banks and financial institutions EVERYWHERE. I believe the figure I’ve heard is over 500 in one small area. Lots of know-how.

    1. The EU will attempt to tax these EU entities bringing in goods from Britain.

    2 Japanese outlets saying an American-Japanese (Medium) Trade Deal will be announced tomorrow. TPP equivalent on ag and meat products; autos staying at a 2.5% tariff. Since 75% of the imports are cars, not a final deal.

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    • OlderAndWiser says:

      London is the financial capital of Europe – some would say the world. It rivals NYC.
      EU not making a deal would be shooting themselves in the foot – it would take years to move all the financial transactions to Frankfurt or Brussels.
      EU doesn’t have any leverage – they can tax UK’s exports, but all that will do will be drive up EU inflation. UK companies will be able to keep their prices.
      BoJo can do a no deal with ease; and then the EU will come on its knees within a year or 2 (perhaps months) begging for a deal. This is even without the US-UK doing a bilateral – the latter would create a center of gravity to attract Italy, Poland, Romania etc. The EU will dissolve once the Northern countries (Germany, Belgium, Denmark etc) realize they themselves can’t support Portugal, Spain, Greece and the emerging Eastern European countries. And if US/UK pull out of NATO and align with Poland/Romania etc – the fall will become a crash.

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  21. Daniel says:

    Oh how they seriously seem to underestimate the public view of things.

    When the world was in the great depression, Europe was hit extremely hard. The people blamed democracy. Communists and Socialists were everywhere. Among the socialists was one Adolf Hitler. When he came to power, he established the Reichsmark separating itself from the central banking control imposed under the treaty of Versailles. The German economy was among the first fast recovering economies of the world as a result. And combined with manner of other economic stimulus programs, the national-socialist state of Germany gained world-wide attention for its recovery.

    I only use Hitler as an example of the results of breaking away from private party banks controlling the monetary policy of a sovereign nation and not as a political model we should follow. Very different issues.

    Today, patriotic nationalism under a more market-driven, private ownership, free-trade model is emerging to reject the loss of sovereignty which has destroyed freedom across Europe. Already there are rebel countries working against or ignoring the greater EU policies and of course Brexit is finally going to happen.

    Socialist Europe has its days numbered as an organization.

    It seems Tusk is looking to demand the flow of UK cash continue and that they will continue to use the Euro. FAT CHANCE.

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    • OlderAndWiser says:

      UK has its own currency – the Pound – and its own central banks. EU does not control UK monetary policy.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      The Third Reich borrowed heavily, and I mean HEAVILY, from the private banking system it so despised. And was at best late and slow at paying back the loans. They also confiscated profits above 6%, played games with interest rates, and performed other Keynesian financial tricks and gymnastics to keep the economy financed. This was how they performed their economic ‘miracle’, with other people’s money. Towards the end of the 1930’s Hitler finance people repeatedly threatened to default on existing loans if more loans were made to them. Finally the banks said f**k it, no more loans, the Reichsbank president (Schaact) was forced out, the money started to run out, and Hitler went to war.

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  22. Joe says:

    You wouldn’t believe how powerful Europe still embraces a class structure in their countries.

    I mean the average citizen. It’s been ingrained in them.

    It’s why guys like Tusk can still exist there.

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    • Revelation says:

      In reality the Poles despise Tusk.

      Its one of the features of the EU that failed and loathed domestic politicians pop up in the EU bureaucracy with the voters having zero ability to remove them.

      In the UK we have the spectacle of Neil Kinnock, who got thrashed by the blessed Margaret popping up in Brussels along with his wife and his son, all on the gravy train.

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  23. JMC says:

    I seem to recall that just after September 1, 1939, Britain decided on “No Deal” with Hitler and went to war over his invasion of Poland. Half-measures like the “Peace In Our Time” Munich agreement had utterly failed. There comes a time when “No Deal” is the only deal. Tusk needs to show some respect.

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  24. sarasotosfan says:

    The plutocrats behind this are going to be schooled by President Trump.

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  25. Carrie says:

    Juncker, Tusk, they are all the same. Unelected, boorish bureaucrats. They love spending other people’s money! It’s an interesting time right now, because I truly believe we are watching the beginning of the end for the EU. Germany is hyper controlling but also simply not able to pay for all of the free-loaders in the EU. They never even figured out a way to kick countries out, even after the Greece fiasco.Germany will either become even more controlling and cause others to flee, or they themselves will hate the financial fiasco that follows and leave themselves.

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  26. kevin king says:

    Watching this makes my blood boil. The arrogance is beyond words. And I have to pay for spongers like Tusk who have no skills and can barely put a sentence together in English without reading from their notes…..Many of us are heading East. I have bought an appartment in Budapest and I am looking to base myself out there. Eastern Europe will become the new economic powerhouse of Europe. The West is finished and Tusk et al are the culprits.

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    • ristvan says:

      Budapest is lovely. Blue Danube and all. Only major European city not devastated by WW2. Like Vienna, or Prague on the Vlatava, only larger and better in every way. Fond memories of all three while living in Munich, and visits since.

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  27. Carrie says:

    All of the press is making it out to be as if everyone is against PDJT. But in actuality, the final countdown is: Globalist: Merkel, Macron, Trudeau Non-globalist: PDJT, Abe, Salvini and Johnson. The tide is definitely changing!

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  28. namberak says:

    That pic of BoJo, the Pipsqueak and his beard is just screamin’ for a caption contest…

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  29. appraisher says:

    Tusk sounds like one of the creaky, ossified, communist Politburo leaders who knew the USSR was on it’s last leg. They blustered and threatened, even though they knew they were toothless lions… and laughing-stocks to those in the know.

    This sniveling dictat makes Tusk and his fellow oppressors in Brussels sound even smaller and more desperate than they already are.

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  30. 13wasylyna says:

    Tuskie is a lisper….Boris will go No Deal and crash out as they say and deal with the after ath with USA help Mr Tusk….why dont you go and investigate the great garlic smuggling caper or if the cucumbers are too bent for importation

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  31. sundance says:

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    • Carrie says:

      Surely PM Morrison would like to get involved in any “temporary” deal with the UK? Ohhh- fun!

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Guess:

      1. Join the US in a Post Brexit Deal
      2. Talk to them about their newfound largess with China? (They’ve taken our place by supplying raw materials.)

      ABC Australia: And Trumps Nuclear Option

      National emergency declaration
      “The International Emergency Economic Power Act (IEEPA) is effectively a declaration of a “state of national emergency” — a drastic action far in excess of the tit-for-tat tariff skirmishes currently being fought.

      “It is the Trump Administration’s most extreme trade weapon and could effectively block China’s access to all US markets if deployed.

      “That means not just blocking goods and services, it would target Chinese investments and likely slam the door on China’s access to US financial markets and banks.

      “The IEEPA was drawn up in 1977 to modernise the Trading with the Enemy Act, which dated back to World War I, and focus it on external threats to the US.

      “It was last invoked by President George W Bush after the 9/11 attacks to block the assets of terrorist organisations.

      “Earlier this year, President Trump announced he’d wheel out the IEEPA powers to hit Mexico with tariffs to head off the perceived national security threat posed by illegal immigrants continuing to head north across the border.”

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  32. Loren says:

    The EU politico’s are morally weak and they use Ireland like the do black citizens in the U.S. Arrogance is a fault not a strength. Pride is their down fall.

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  33. Mike says:

    Seems Trump’s plan is to use UK as the conduit into EU. Similar to China using Mexico and Canada into USA.

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  34. Perot Conservative says:

    He has to bully the UK. No one mentions why.

    If the UK successfully leaves, who is next? Italy? Greece? Spain?

    Poof!

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  35. jx says:

    Transshipment has made Singapore wealthy. The same could happen for UK.

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  36. Ono says:

    Tusk…

    “Don’t tell me that you want me”

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  37. ilcon says:

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  38. Carrie says:

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  39. scrap1ron says:

    Who knew parasites could get so uppity. Make them howl, Mr. President.

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  40. jbrickley says:

    This is going to be fun. I hope the UK exits with no deal and signs a massive US deal that would also penalize the EU. Then the remaining EU nations exit to join the new trade fabric. This is the beginning of the end of the EU. The arrogance is YUGE mistake.

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  41. bigralphie says:

    I’ll wait to hear what Rancid Piglosi’s Male European Doppleganger, Jean-Claude Juncker, slurs on the subject before making any observations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjwf0Vmeg0A

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  42. curtisblacklabel says:

    Is Tusk’s accent real?! It sounds like a central casting Hollywood Nazi character from a bad 1960’s movie. “yaaaas everyone, Aaaangela sent meeee!”

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    • Carrie says:

      It’s really odd because he’s supposedly Polish… Sounds like an exaggerated French accent to me- like Inspector Clouseau..

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    • iswhatitis says:

      I know, right?

      With that “evil German” accent, he could blend right into a role in a movie like Where Eagles Dare or Raiders of the Lost Ark. 🙂

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  43. Brant says:

    Tusk is a real tusk.

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  44. Troublemaker10 says:

    It’s the G7. Why is Tusk there?

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  45. curator55 says:

    A brief look into this imperious bureaucrats political history indicates Tusk has had a propensity to break away from other parties in Poland if he didn’t get his way. Due to dissatisfaction with other parties, he co-founded the Liberal Democratic Congress that won 37 seats in 1991. Then he merged with the Democratic Union and the 2 parties became the Freedom Union. But then, he abandoned them and co founded the Civic Platform with 2 other Polish politicians. He was the top dog and became PM of Poland in 2007 until he resigned in 2014 during his 2nd term to become the all powerful, intolerant buffoon and President of the EU Council.

    Imperious Tusk is clearly showing the world’s dopey naive politicians about the perils of joining a political union and surrendering many of your nation’s rights and privileges to a Collective of social engineering Liberal Democrats. Once they have their tentacles firmly planted in your once free and independent country, it will be very difficult and acrimonious to ever break away and become a self governing nation on economics etc. Especially when an arrogant bureaucrat like Tusk is in charge that thinks it’s his duty to threaten an entire nation if they don’t follow his Polish based decisions in precise obedient detail.

    The USA is blessed to have President Trump in the WH at this time in history. He’s acting like the leader of the “free” world; not those that chose to be shackled by an EU pipe dream.

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  46. Petrel says:

    Blustering EU President Donald Tusk was actually addressing a, formerly significant, element in Great Britain namely the “Remainers.” These were sold a scary story that their country could not compete internationally and needed EU trade “protection.” That scary tale was repeatedly referenced by former PM May, as she attempted to sell her nation on a fake Brexit that wasn’t.

    But, that scare weakened, as did the Remainer block, in the years since the Brexit vote and ultimately Mrs May lost her job. Rather than allow Nigel Farage to manage Brexit with President Trump, the British Establishment — that is paid wonderfully well by the EU — awarded her position to wobbly politico Boris Johnson, in the hope he might dither like Mrs May. But at this point, Boris Johnson cannot afford to repeat Mrs May’s ridiculous act because he would then sink the Conservative Party at the next election.

    So, as is the habit of wobbly politicos, Boris Johnson arrived at the G7 get-together saying that his priorities at the meeting is to address 1) declining bio-diversity worldwide and 2) gender pay fairness.

    Rest assured, Boris Johnson has lost not one minute of sleep about declining bio-diversity and gender pay fairness in his life. Furthermore, wouldn’t you know, we now have a photo of the new PM talking, out of earshot and amidst shady shrubs, with the one-and-only President Trump, who is interested in a trade deal with Britain. Guess what the two leaders talked about.

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  47. noswamp says:

    About time!

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  48. Elizabeth says:

    You got the Bible quote wrong. You might consider making the correction if you can.

    It’s this: Proverbs 16:18
    “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

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