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Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel ‘Hatch Plot to Keep UK Chained to Two-Tier EU’

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4537742/merkel-macron-eu-uk-plot/

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  • BREXIT WRECKERS: Macron and Merkel to unleash plot to tie UK to Brussels for decades
    by MACER HALL, EXCLUSIVE, http://www.express.co.uk/
    FEARS of a new Franco-German plot to sabotage Brexit and keep Britain tied to Brussels for ever have emerged.

    EU sources say a fresh plan for the bloc’s future being put forward tomorrow by French President Emmanuel Macron could lead to the UK being offered a flexible new membership deal. His blueprint is expected to win the backing of Angela Merkel, who is on course to return as German Chancellor following today’s general election. Tory Eurosceptics are concerned an EU attempts to scupper a full exit from the bloc are accelerating following ‘s decision to delay a full break with Brussels for at least another two years.

    A senior Conservative MP said last night: “A serious effort to stop Brexit is now underway. I am very worried that we will now never leave the EU.” 

    The drive for integration among core EU member states is expected to accelerate drastically now the German elections are out of the way.

    President Macron is due to give a speech tomorrow at the Sorbonne University in Paris detailing his new vision for the EU’s future. He will say that France and Germany must press ahead with creating a core political and economic union at the heart of the EU. The French president is expected to put forward specific proposals in about 10 policy areas including strengthening the economic and monetary union, deepening European defence, re-enforcing EU migration policy and increasing social and fiscal convergence in the bloc.

    According to a senior British official in the European Commission, the French President will also revive the idea of an outer right for the bloc with more flexible rules for countries less enthusiastic about the rapid integration among core members. “A two-speed Europe is his answer to the Brexit problem,” said the commission official.

    Mr Macron’s intervention follows the Prime Minister’s crunch Brexit speech on Brussels, announcing the Government’s offer of a two-year “implementation period” after Brexit during which Britain will remain subject to most EU rules and regulations.

    Tory Eurosceptics are concerned that the transition will effectively delay Britain’s departure from the bloc and give opponents of Brexit more time to try to minimise the extent of the break with Brussels.

    President Macron’s speech follows European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s recent “State of the Union” address to the European Parliament claiming that the dream of European unity was reawakening. He insisted that the EU would rapidly step up integration after Britain left the bloc and declared: “The wind is back in Europe’s sails.”

    And President Macron has put a drive to reform and renew the EU at the heart of the programme for his five-year presidency of France. The centrist politician, leader of the new strongly pro-Brussels En Marche party, was elected to office in May after beating the nationalist and Euro-sceptic Marine Le Pen in the race to the Elysee Palace.

    Since taking over, he has formed a firm alliance with Angela Merkel. It is thought that her expected return to office in Berlin will mean the pair will spearheaded a united effort towards European unity.

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September 25, 2017 - Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , ,

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