Not content with ‘laying into’ the UK in London last Monday, Her Vivianess has repeated the performance this evening in Cambridge, at the university’s Faculty of Law; her speech being entitled: The United Kingdom and the EU – inevitably drifting apart?
Once again, like Barroso on Friday – and again on Sunday – Reding has confirmed that an Associate Membership status will be on the cards for those member states that do not adopt the euro and the subsequent membership of a United States of Europe.
Reding states that the EU’s clout allows it to negotiate valuable trade deals with other trading partners around the world – er; and Norway or Switzerland, Viviane? She seems to forget they too have clout and even ‘little’ Switzerland has managed a trade agreement with China while the EU is still struggling to do likewise.
I do not intend to delve into the content of her speech, readers can do that themselves via the link above. Go read it, please. What I will say is that this speech goes far beyond her recent Q&A session in London, it is almost adversarial in content encapsulating threats galore – if you read into that which she said.
Methinks that things are going to get ‘a little messy’ from now on.