The declaration of love of Timmermans to the Uk

If the writers of the history of the Brexit do not invent another knock on effect, the Uk will leave the EU on the 31st of January. And if the plans of prime mi

The declaration of love of Timmermans to the Uk

If the writers of the history of the Brexit do not invent another knock on effect, the Uk will leave the EU on the 31st of January. And if the plans of prime minister Boris Johnson does not twist, any interim solution should not take more than 11 months. European leaders are debating since the victory of Johnson between the relief of not having to renegotiate another agreement and the sadness of ending a relationship for 46 years. And some even can not but wish that some day London to call again to the door of the EU. In a passionate declaration of love, the first vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, reminded him that it will be “always welcome”.

In a letter published in the Guardian, the Dutch politician, of 58 years, shows the more intimate that relationship with the United Kingdom. Those ties were born when the Dutch politician was 12 years old. The son of a diplomat, studied at the international school british Saint George. But not in London, but in Rome. In this centre, the politician was part of a choir that sang themes of My Fair Lady or Alice in wonderland. By then, the Uk has joined a club that were part of their country of origin and host countries: the European Economic Community.

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it has already Been 46 years. And Timmermans has held numerous positions of diplomats and politicians. Always with the Uk there. As you recall, marking distances to the refer to the rest of Europe as the “continent”. “Now I know you. And I want you. For what you are and for what you have given me. Know your strengths and your weaknesses. I know that you can be generous and stingy. I know that you believe to be unique and different. Sure you are to many, but perhaps less than you think”, writes Timmermans. “Our differences are a source of wonder, surprise, discomfort, misunderstanding, ridicule, caricature, and yes, love,” he insists.

More than three years after the referendum in which 52% of the british sided with the Brexit, the United Kingdom is about to leave. “To tell you the truth, I felt deeply hurt when you decide to leave,” she laments. “But at the same time, think that family ties can never break truly comforts me,” she adds. However, Timmermans leaves the door of the Brussels open again to get back. On this occasion, not only there will be six members waiting for you, but Twenty-seven. “We are not going and you'll always be welcome back,” says Timmermans.

The reaction of Timmermans shows the contradiction with the leaders of the EU were faced with the negotiations with London. After the last European Council, one after another, the leaders expressed regret for the running of the United Kingdom and the relief for being able to close a deal that has averted a Brexit chaotic. No one, however, with the passion of the Dutch.

Updated Date: 26 December 2019, 21:00

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