Swedish Finance Minister: Brits Voted For “Being Poor”
The aggressive and punitive rhetoric coming from the European Union and senior Europhile politicians on the continent continued today. Magdalena Andersson, a Swedish finance minister said that Britain would not be allowed to “cherry pick” access to the single market:
Of course, we want to have good trading with the UK because it is good for the trade between the UK and the European Union. It’s good for the European Union and it is even more important for the UK.
But I mean, it’s also very clear and we are being very united among EU 27 there is absolutely no cherry picking from the UK.
I think for the British people, I think it’s important to know what they actually voted for. Sometimes you get a feeling that they voted for both being poor.
British Prime Minister, Theresa May, however, hit back. Speaking to the German newspaper, Bild, on Saturday, she said;
The vote that the British people took was about our history, about people in the UK wanting to feel that decisions were taken here in the UK.
But we want to continue to have a good partnership with the EU and we want the EU itself to remain strong!
The latest war of words emphasises how hard-line the EU intends to be in the next and arguably most crucial stage of negotiations which will focus on trade.