Statement by Schulz president EU

(117 Posts)
louisagradgrind Fri 24-Jun-16 14:23:23

He has said, according to BBC news that there will be 'Consequences' for GB so that other European countries will not follow example

What an organisation! Bullying, threatening. Big Brother. Dreadful megalomaniacs.

Collaborate Fri 24-Jun-16 14:28:09

Don't be so bloody naïve. Of course they need to avoid contagion. How else will they encourage other nations not to follow suit?

Or is the fact that much of the remain camp's predictions are now coming true starting to bother you?

TrojanWhore Fri 24-Jun-16 14:30:52

"How else will they encourage other nations not to follow suit?"

There shouldn't be the need to 'encourage' it, not if the EU is indeed a clearly good thing.

HeadDreamer Fri 24-Jun-16 14:31:30

What do you expect? Many companies will ask you to pack your bags and leave the building with immediate effect after a resignation. It's pretty standard. I have been on the receiving end of this and I was allowed to return to my desk and then off to the carpark.

If one of your team behaved badly, do you make an example of them so the others don't follow?

WhiskyTangoFoxtrot Fri 24-Jun-16 14:33:36

If one of your team chose to resign to follow career elsewhere, following proper procedures and giving the correct notice period, why the hell would you feel a need to make an example of them?

branofthemist Fri 24-Jun-16 14:34:17

This is one of the reasons some people I know voted leave. Fed up of these bullying tactics.

Mistigri Fri 24-Jun-16 14:36:26

If one of your team chose to resign to follow career elsewhere, following proper procedures and giving the correct notice period, why the hell would you feel a need to make an example of them?

In many industries, you're out of the door as soon as your notice is handed in, especially if your resignation involves a career move that makes you a competitor.

The EU's statements are not only completely predictable, but exactly what they told you they would do.

KateInKorea Fri 24-Jun-16 14:39:40

Look, anyway that was expecting them to coming running after them was wrong/naive/whatever.

Maybe he could have said, "block up the Chunnel on your way out, See Ya!"

BaboonBottom Fri 24-Jun-16 14:40:11

I have no doubt they will look to punish us and make an example to stop the others getting any ideas of free will.

DiggersRest Fri 24-Jun-16 14:42:42

Bullying? Ffs

DinosaursRoar Fri 24-Jun-16 14:49:44

Possibly, they have to tread a fine line, making it obviously shit when you leave, however not completely screw up our economy if that's going to hurt parts of EU industries that trade with us.

GooseRocks Fri 24-Jun-16 14:55:55

There seems to have been a general rise of far right parties across Europe and associated increase in nationalism. If the UK leaves with favourable terms the EU will be further destabilised as other countries consider there options. They have to make an example of us. This is not news. We knew this.

louisagradgrind Fri 24-Jun-16 14:56:58

Holding up the consequences in order to frighten others not to follow suit. Surely any reasonable person would take that as a threat: is it not saying, 'We will make an awful example, so that other countries who may want to leave will think twice before allowing their people a choice.'

To use the analogy put forward by previous pp of leaving a job: if you were unhappy in a job and decided to leave, would you really expect your employer to snarl at other unhappy employees that if they too wanted to leave, they had better think again because you will face consequences.

If they did, would you think it was unreasonable, wrong or would you think fair enough, he can't afford for others to leave so it is only fair to threaten them?

How strange to think otherwise.

tiredandhungryalways Fri 24-Jun-16 15:00:19

Not surprising, this was made clear during the campaigns.

BeJayKayven Fri 24-Jun-16 15:03:23

Can't imagine the people in other countries who are swithering on membership will be enamoured of being threatened.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 24-Jun-16 15:04:34

Er, not sure why this is a surprise to you OP?? Assuming of course you watched the news, read a newspaper during the campaign.

ChaseAvenal Fri 24-Jun-16 15:22:06

To use the analogy put forward by previous pp of leaving a job: if you were unhappy in a job and decided to leave, would you really expect your employer to snarl at other unhappy employees that if they too wanted to leave, they had better think again because you will face consequences.

Surely it's like the leaving employee trying to ask to still get full pay indefinitely and the employer saying "No, if I let you still have full pay everyone will want to leave and still get full pay". It could be the best company in the world but no-one would stay under those circumstances?

The analogy doesn't really work anyway because we'll still have trade deals with the rest of Europe, we just won't get preferential treatment. That's the 'consequences' they're talking about.

louisagradgrind Fri 24-Jun-16 15:24:24

You misunderstand, Mitzy: quite the opposite in fact!

Not surprised at all that this is his attitude but rather surprised that he has shown his backside in this way by making it so public!

I hope that, instead of hushing countries like Holland into submission, it will instead make them rear up and ask how dare he strut, bluster and threaten in this way.

Dreadful little person but I'm rather glad that he was goaded into saying it!

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 24-Jun-16 15:28:40

Okay Lady Bracknell. I'm sure he'll be gutted to hear your assessment of his character.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 24-Jun-16 15:28:41

Okay Lady Bracknell. I'm sure he'll be gutted to hear your assessment of his character.

louisagradgrind Fri 24-Jun-16 15:30:59

Do you really, Mitzy?

I would be astonished if he cared what anyone thought as long as he got his own way! Still, maybe you know him better.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 24-Jun-16 15:32:17

Now, now Louisa dear. Your snippiness is unbecoming.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 24-Jun-16 15:33:01

Surely good manners aren't to be completely abandoned in our Brave New UK?

louisagradgrind Fri 24-Jun-16 15:55:42

Mitzy: I think I have displayed manners. I've not agreed with you but that is a different thing or is disagreeing now bad manners?

BTW, I ignored your very bad form in addressing me by another name but I guessed you were upset and so, I let it go. Just pointing it out to you now, as I think your post calls for it.

Hope that helps you in the minefield of what is good form when addressing another poster.

If you just got confused, then that's ok but otherwise..time to get a grip.

Anyway, I'll leave you on the naughty step by walking away.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 24-Jun-16 16:00:27

Aww poor Louisa, I appear to have made you very cross. This grieves me deeply.

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