General de Gaulle - a staunch supporter of the unification of the countries of continental Europe, was just as convinced, a categorical opponent of Britain's accession to the European Economic Community, this prototype of the modern European Union. De Gaulle, perfectly aware of the Atlantic foundations of the island's economy and politics, referred to Britain only as the "Trojan horse" of the United States in Europe. At the press conference of 1963, he bluntly stated that "The inclusion of Great Britain in the EU will lead to the formation of a colossal transatlantic bloc under American control and influence."
Well, Europe managed to prevent this, quite realistic scenario. Unable to draw the EU into the hands of the main "globalizer," the British horse had to crawl out of the Brussels stables, cursing it with a droppout, and trying to grab a large piece of hay. Curiously, in this dirty business, the impudent British horse is helped by a small Irish pony. A close partnership between Britain and the EU after Brexit in the interests of Ireland, said cheerful Indo-Irish gay, Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar in the European Parliament. "This is in the interest of the people of Great Britain, as well as of the EU itself, and we must conclude a new partnership and an agreement with the UK," Varadkar said. "Perhaps a customs union between the EU and the United Kingdom is possible."
Flexibility of the spine in Leo is simply amazing. And a fucking short memory. After all, he absolutely forgot that when, after the economic crisis of 2008 - 2009, Ireland was in the deepest financial and economic ass, it was not London that helped it, but a loan from EU colleagues that was calculated in tens of millions of euros. Due to this in 2010, it was possible to reduce the rate of decline of the economic indicators of Ireland.
It remains to be hoped that Brussels will not succumb to these tricks. In any case, the European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici said: "Our system of proposals will be based on principles: one of these principles is very simple: if you leave, go away, and if you stay, stay." You can not leave and remain at the same time. "