Poland

Boris Johnson appeals to Portugal to help unblock Brexit talks

0

Dan

“In the Treaty of Windsor, if you read it very carefully, somewhere I’m sure, there is a clause that says ‘if one side is involved in some very difficult European negotiations, it is the duty of one side to come to the aid of the other,’”

Of course it does Boris ?

He has a great sense of humour does our Boris.

Posted on 10/27/17 | 4:04 PM CEST

Vishnou

Is Johnson that desperate, going back to a 14th century treaty?

Posted on 10/27/17 | 4:07 PM CEST

lingon

Typical Tory tactics. Ignore the officially agreed interfaces, try to bypass and work on individuals and create division to force your will through. Not an open and honest negotiation tactic.

Sorry, chappy – only works in “ol’ Boys” England….!

This is EU for grown ups, not an Eton alumni gathering where you claim return favours for old time sake!

Posted on 10/27/17 | 4:19 PM CEST

YellowSubmarine

@Dan “In the Treaty of Windsor, if you read it very carefully, somewhere I’m sure, there is a clause that says ‘if one side is involved in some very difficult European negotiations, it is the duty of one side to come to the aid of the other,’”
Of course it does Boris.

Even if there is no such provision, I am sure we can quickly add it to the original, and without the need for a pesky referendum. We could give the revised version a new name, Er, something like, just of the top of my head, The Lisbon Treaty. ?

Posted on 10/27/17 | 4:22 PM CEST

François P

“In the Treaty of Windsor, if you read it very carefully, somewhere I’m sure, there is a clause that says ‘if one side is involved in some very difficult European negotiations, it is the duty of one side to come to the aid of the other,’”

? ? ?
For once a good joke!

Posted on 10/27/17 | 4:33 PM CEST

Mat LB

I can´t help to smile a little bit, UK decide to leave a Club with Portugal as 1 one the members.
So you want Portugal to help UK out of the Club and inflict Economic damage on them self?
Are you guys really that Delusional?
This is not our fault that UK have decided to damage the Union we were both a member of.
As a person in here would say
Not going to happen
Cheerio now

Posted on 10/27/17 | 4:36 PM CEST

Stefan М

Desperate britons ,started to begging , becoming an object of derision ?
The mere fact that EC allowed to its member states’ officials to talk separately with britons’ officials, means that it won’t be any deal (substantial progress in talks) before March’ 19.

Posted on 10/27/17 | 4:38 PM CEST

Dan

Mat LB

He is appealing to Portugal to not put ideology before economic considerations (using a bit of very old ideology in the form of the treaty ? ), which will inflict economic damage on us all.

It’s your choice of course ? Ideology, economy, ‘you pays your money and you takes your chance’.

Posted on 10/27/17 | 4:43 PM CEST

Dan

@Stefan М
Desperate britons ,started to begging , becoming an object of derision

Sure, Barnier has been doing the rounds all over Europe since the referendum, ‘begging’. I thought you guys called it ‘lobbying’. Live and learn.

Posted on 10/27/17 | 4:46 PM CEST

Dan

YellowSubmarine
“Even if there is no such provision, I am sure we can quickly add it to the original, and without the need for a pesky referendum. We could give the revised version a new name, Er, something like, just of the top of my head, The Lisbon Treaty. ”

Sounds good, how do we join in with such a treaty…

Posted on 10/27/17 | 4:49 PM CEST

Pab

Why is it when UK reaches out to reassure friends and allies that we would like to cooperate post Brexit, European contributors on this site think its some “divide and rule” or “cherry picking” tactic. Let’s just accept our island would like self rule but wants to remain friends and allies. We have a history in supporting Europe. Nothing will change. Please -less vitriol – especially when our foreign secretary visits Europe and talks about past and present friendship

Posted on 10/27/17 | 4:53 PM CEST

From Warsaw with love

No, why so.struggle, self-ridiculing yourself, your office and your country? Just withdraw. Brexit is Brexit, no watering down!

Posted on 10/27/17 | 5:16 PM CEST

Peter G

Surely this carries reciprocal privileges. If British negotiators cannot negotiate anything because it would cause their government to fall surely the Europeans can appeal to other parties in Britain, like the Labour Party or the Liberal party or some obscure Northern Ireland party to break the impasse?

Posted on 10/27/17 | 5:20 PM CEST

Peter G

Well Pab because that is exactly what Boris is trying to do, divide and conquer. If he wasn’t trying to do that he would be talking to the duly appointed negotiators and not trying to do an end run. I’m thinking this negotiation is going to have been lost on the playing fields of Eaton. This isn’t a game of shirts and skins and if Britain wanted to play a game against 27 other nations they don’t get to demand the EU spot them a bunch of players. Shirts and skin it is.

Posted on 10/27/17 | 5:28 PM CEST

Jacques

British trying to do what they have always done: divide and rule, put one side against the other. It didn’t work in Ireland, Palestine, India/Pakistan, Nigeria etc, and it won’t work here.

Posted on 10/27/17 | 5:49 PM CEST

lbc

Boris getting desperate…

Portugal has not forgotten how Brexiters talk about supposedly “failed” countries in southern europe.

Posted on 10/27/17 | 6:05 PM CEST

HuckingFell

Jacques

Oh but it will, and you all go on about because you know once ‘phase 1’ is out of the way, the show really begins. We know it, and you know it. ?

Posted on 10/27/17 | 6:15 PM CEST

Afonso

“Santos Silva expressed hope that “Brexit will not be the collapse of the alliance, but on the contrary will increase our responsibility to improve our bilateral relations.””

Timely visit. Looking to Spain, and the unpredictable consequences of Catalonia’s declaration of independence, Portugal may be the one to soon ask for help.

Posted on 10/27/17 | 6:17 PM CEST

Peter G

Would I be right in guessing that Boris believes the other countries in the EU are not freedom loving Atlanticist countries? Which part aren’t they? Freedom loving or Atlanticist? Or both? That man can not open his mouth without sticking his foot in it

Posted on 10/27/17 | 6:25 PM CEST

Afonso

@lbc

You’re probably confused. The forbidden words are: Pink Map and Ultimatum. ?

Posted on 10/27/17 | 6:32 PM CEST

glembay18

But, dear Boris, the Treaty,is you ready very,very careully, should be working BOTH ways, so why the HO didn’t single out Portugal citizens from famous 85 page questionnaire ?!
And also,let’s be historicaly accurate: the UK has already blinked twice on the Treaty 1890 (Pink Map) and 1961 (Invasion of Goa). So, to be fair,it is Portugal’s turn now.

Posted on 10/27/17 | 6:32 PM CEST

Afonso

glembay18

“So, to be fair,it is Portugal’s turn now.”

Don’t worry. João Magueijo took good care of it with his book “Bifes Mal Passados”. That, and staring at British people tanning at middday without sun protection makes even the most ressented Portuguese feel vindicated.

Posted on 10/27/17 | 6:46 PM CEST

kermelen

This not a careful but a careless reading of this piece of History. Quite funny and so typical. What else could be expected from such a clown anyway?

Posted on 10/27/17 | 7:13 PM CEST

Stefan М

@Dan
I suppose you have been exhausted to reply to too many commentaries opposite to your thoughts ,here. Get rest and drink an warm cup of green tea,it’s healthy.

Posted on 10/27/17 | 7:46 PM CEST

Source: Politico

The Baltic Review
The independent newspaper from the Baltics - for the World!

The first Lithuania-Luxembourg business forum launched in Vilnius

Previous article

‘Why Are We Spending So Much on Defense?’ Basescu Ridicules ‘Russian Threat’

Next article

Comments

Comments are closed.

You may also like

More in Poland