THE Eurocrats are losing the plot.
We’re used to their regular predictions that Britain will turn into the 10th circle of hell once we leave the EU. But even we’re taken aback by the ridiculous warning that we’ll have “no economic activity” the day after a clean break Brexit.
PA:Press Association/PA Images The Eurocrats are losing the plot — we must continue to plan for a clean break
These bizarre forecasts show the arrogance of those who rise to the top of the European tree.
They genuinely believe that without their flag, their bureaucracy and their anthem that the continent will just fall apart.
And it reveals their motives in the Brexit negotiations. To punish us, and send a message to anybody thinking of heading for the exit door – no matter how disastrous it is for the European economy.
How are we supposed to negotiate in good faith? They can barely conceal their hope that the UK is going to slip into anarchy.
Alamy We’re taken aback by the ridiculous warning that we’ll have ‘no economic activity’ the day after a clean break Brexit
The Government must continue to plan for a clean break. And treat everything Brussels says with not so much a pinch but a whole bucketload of salt.
Meanwhile, for all their cocksure bravado, the EU is in all sorts of trouble.
Unelected bosses in Brussels are in open warfare with the elected leaders of Poland and Hungary and are now fixing for a fight with Italy, too.
Even the EU’s so-called ‘triumph’ in Greece will ring hollow to the 40% of youngsters there who are still out of work.