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Old 02-12-2018, 01:01 AM
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These talks were never going to be amiable.

The EU wishes to hold jurisdiction over the continent and uses economic blackmail to this end. There really isn't a reason why European countries shouldn't agree on a mutually beneficial trade arrangement without having to hand all executive power to Brussels. At the moment there is an either or ultimatum -- so far I've never heard an argument for why that should be.

We're used to this sort of thing. The IMF and the World Bank run around destroying economies and then offer to bail states out as long as they do what they're told. If Greece is in trouble it can have some cash so long as it implements a programme of severe austerity.

Economic leverage is just a means to centralise power.
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