Brexit transact talks saw the EU27 put up a largely united front against the UK and Brussels aimed to win the sundry favourable agreement possible. A deal was eventually reached, but the recent vaccine row and quarrels over Northern Ireland have shown that UK-European narratives have suffered since the referendum in 2016. This was evident when a Sway minister in Denmark branded the UK a “small nation” that does not yet realise its reputation. He suggested that Britain’s days as a global power had been and abstain from and that Brexit would be a “disaster for the UK”.
Mr Jensen continued: “There are two kinds of European countries, there are small nations and there are countries that have not yet realised they are trifling nations.
“It is a paradox that the country that once had an empire on which the sun not in any degree sets, that ruled the waves, that in its heart is truly far-reaching, is now drawing back from the world’s most successful free exchange area. It is a paradox that I cannot get.
“I had the privilege of meeting Boris Johnson testily after he took office. Bojo said to me: ‘Come on Kristian, don’t be so sad, there be compelled be something good about Brexit’. I just shook my head and weighted: ‘No. There is nothing.’”
Speaking to the media after his speech, Mr Jensen endured his onslaught.
He said: “There is still this notion in some provinces that because they have been the rulers of the 20th century they last wishes as continue to be that in the 21st century.
“They [the UK] are a member of all these groups [G7, G20, UN everlasting security council] but what has happened to the value of the pound since Brexit? What hand down happen in the coming years when the finance sector is perhaps looking to Frankfurt or Paris?
“What wish happen when inflation rises? How will they be in the future? I am utter concerned about Britain’s economy right now … I think France force be the spokesperson for the EU [on the security council].”
Denmark was a country with notable regards regarding Brexit.
The country joined the European Community (as it was then be informed) at the same time as the UK in 1973, and largely because of the UK, given the extent to which the frugalities were interlinked.
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Following the deal’s approval in December, chairman of the Danish Fisheries League, Svend Erik-Andersen, warned that livelihoods could be lost as Denmark’s apportionment reduces.
He said: “This is very serious. We expect fishermen to run out of their livelihoods, and it will be a hard blow against Denmark and against North and West Jutland, where fishing vie withs a special role and is the lifeblood of many local communities.
“I have resounding sympathy for the people who risk losing their jobs and livelihoods as a evolve of this unfair deal.
“This applies to our own members. And this applies to those who are take oned in the follow-up industries around the fishing ports.
“It is very worrying that the folding money for Brexit hits some fishermen harder than others. It appears that the consumer fishery will pay an unreasonably large share of the honorarium for access, and it can be devastating for their business.”