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'European Press Reaction,' to #Brexit thread time. It's been a while, always good get some perspective. (Will add more during the day). /1
Comment in @DLF, leads: "Britain's departure from the World Stage." - "Brexit is political idiocy. By today, every observer should have realised by now that the United Kingdom will not only leave the EU but, above all, leave the world stage."2/
.@DLF: "Brexit is the biggest political idiocy since the Roman Emperor Caligula decided to appoint his favorite horse Incitatus as consul. Anyone who needed further proof of this thesis has received it today." 3/
Ouch. It continues: "Brexit propagandists, with lies and driven by the Murdoch press, have mobilized a slim majority on the island to leave the EU, with the promise that the UK would return to ancient imperial splendor, once the yoke of the EU has been dropped. " 4/
And finally, "The truth is, the UK is breaking up in Bantustans right now.
Even if an agreement on Brexit is found in the next few days: By today's events, every observer will have to realize that the UK will not only leave the EU but, above all, the world stage." 5/
[The word "bantustan" is often used in a pejorative sense when describing a region that lacks any real legitimacy, consists of several unconnected enclaves, or emerges from national or international gerrymandering.] 6/
.@DeutscheWelle leads with, "Nothing again: Brexit talks without success." 7/
DW continues: "Brussels was all joy and optimism on Monday afternoon. MEPs sent off tweets assured of success...The start of this week would finally bring the hoped-for breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations, it seemed." 8/
DW: "Just how dangerous the Irish problem is, was clear when both the Scottish PM & the Mayor of London weighed in: Neither Scotland nor London voted for Brexit, and if there could be a special arrangement for Northern Ireland, then they wanted something similar." 9/
DW: In the issue of the Irish border lies "dynamite, which could tear the United Kingdom apart, and it also endangers @theresa_may's government." 10/
DW: "if the compromise formulation from the last round of talks is not acceptable to the DUP - then there is the question, of which other solutions are still possible? Either the DUP abandons the Government in London, or the answer must honestly be that there is none." 11/
France's Le Figaro leads : "The grenade unpinned by Theresa May threatens the unity of the United Kingdom." 12/
.@fcollomp writes in Le Figaro: "Has TM's final concession to the Europeans unhooked a Brexit grenade in the UK? In the final stretch of these complex negotiations, the PM is on a razor edge." 13/
.@fcollomp continues: "To win the coveted green light to move to future trade, TM accepted a series of capitulations on divorce-terms, at the risk of sowing discord in her own country. In satiating Dublin, Theresa May risks igniting Belfast, then Edinburgh and Cardiff." 14/
France's @libe, leads with, "Brexit: Theresa May taken hostage at the Irish border." 15/
.@libe: "Tight faces, no smiles, no explanations, no Q&A . The Juncker-May presser looked like a wet firecracker, a failed fireworks display. The agreement to mark 1st significant advance of Brexit negotiations after long months of tension, did not take place." 16/
.@libe: "Juncker underlined how May was a "tough negotiator, not easy", a judgment that should delight the Brexiters. But, apparently, the British Prime Minister has been held hostage by the small Northern Irish DUP Party." 17/
.@cfresneda1 writes for Spain's @elmundoes: "Theresa May: between a rock and a hard place."
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