EU Brexit Document Demands UK Payment for Everything Down to the Gnat’s Ass
This article comes from MishTalk.com
by Mish Shedlock
Brexit without a signed agreement looks increasingly likely as I suggested all along.
EU documents reveal “Painstaking Brexit Detail” down to the smallest item demanded by every nation.
The document also demands arbitration by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). These are both non-starters from the UK side.
Just 10 days before the general election, the EU published two documents that will affect every person living in Britain for years to come. Despite being dropped into the maelstrom of an election caused by Brexit, there was hardly a murmur.
The documents were the most detailed positions yet from the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, on the upcoming divorce talks with the UK.
In two policy papers, the bloc has elaborated its stance on the Brexit bill and citizens’ rights.
The 10-page paper on the bill does not put a price on the divorce, but sets out in painstaking detail all EU bodies with a vested interest in the spoils – 40 agencies, eight joint projects on new technologies and a panoply of funds agreed by all countries, from aid for refugees in Turkey to supporting peace in Colombia.
No detail is too small. Britain is even on the hook for funding teachers at the elite European schools that educate EU civil servants’ children.
On citizens’ rights, the EU spells out in greater detail the protections it wants to secure for nearly 5 million people on the wrong side of Brexit – 3.5 million EU nationals in the UK and 1.2 million Britons on the continent.