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that Theresa May's performance today was an example of simulation and dissimulation?

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Cailleach1 Wed 26-Oct-16 18:28:23

PM May said, today in Parliament, that it was only because the UK insisted on Aleppo/Syria being on the EU agenda that the EU discussed sanctions against Russia. It was implied that only the UK was interested and the other EU countries weren't quite as much concerned.

She omitted to say that Hollande and Merkel met with Putin in Berlin the day before the EU summit. It was about the Ukraine and they brought up Syria with Putin himself. The two EU leaders "lambasted Moscow for its bombing of Syria and refused to rule out imposing sanctions on Russia." On foot of this "Putin said after the meeting that Russia is willing to halt air strikes on Aleppo indefinitely."

From her statements it looked like Theresa May is setting the EU Agenda, but seems not to even be a player. It really looks like she is talking herself up, but is the reality different?

www.neweurope.eu/article/200000-signatures-barrosos-goldman-sachs-appointment/

Just out of interest, today she also seemed to be implying that staying in the single market was still on the table. Clear as mud.

heebiejeebie Wed 26-Oct-16 18:47:11

Yes, but do you reckon Cheryl's up the duff?

Cailleach1 Wed 26-Oct-16 20:02:39

In fact, how does she know that Syria was not a proposal on other member states draft proposal for the Council meeting as well. Or that other states didn't add it because it was already on the agenda? And I imagine the meeting with Putin was the live issue informing the discussion and the way forward. May was not present at that meeting with Putin, of course. Italy rejected sanctions.

This article was published before either the meeting with Putin by Merkel and Hollande. Juncker there as well, I think. Which was in advance of Theresa May putting her foot near the Council meeting.

www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2016/10/17-fac-syria-conclusions/

But don't let the chance go to give a slant that omitted the full story and fictionally make it all your own work.

heebiejeebie Wed 26-Oct-16 20:07:55

Cos those photos on instagram look well suspicious.

EleanorRigby123 Wed 26-Oct-16 20:11:59

Everything on the EU Council agenda is prepared in advance in minute detail. Council conclusions are all drafted and re - drafted in advance. Same with all big international meetings.
But I think you are being a bit unfair on TM. All heads of government claim credit for anything positive that comes out of the EU and they all blame the EU for anything bad - even if they supported it themselves. Nothing out of the ordinary there.

OhtoblazeswithElvira Wed 26-Oct-16 20:12:46

Yanbu
However this is part of a fine tradition of British leaders feeding tripe to voters about the EU.

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