From 1945 to 2020

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  1. P

    Ursula von der Leyen

    Charles Michel and I have just signed the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU, opening the way for its ratification by the European Parliament.

  2. C.L.

    Ha.
    Excellent comparison.

  3. Professor Fred Lenin

    Love the photos very appropriate in this situation ,Britain has once again defeated Euroascism . _

  4. C.L.

    It ended a little more grimly for Jodl, though, it has to be said.

  5. Some History

    Ursula Von Der Leyen Eggs

  6. jo

    The expressions are the same. Against the odds, once more Britain has escaped the clutches of Europe. This time there were a lot more traitors in their midst.

  7. Evil is has now achieved diversity and inclusion.

  8. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Anyone bothered to read the fine print?

  9. Professor Fred Lenin

    Wonder if the treasonous remainer spoilers will forego British citizenship and adopt EU residence ,they cant get EU citizenship .its not a country ,although it has a puppet parliament ,an anthem and soon an Army. Suppose the remainers will become the rejoiners and try to white ant the country of their birth,on behalf of a bunch of failed Europollie hasbeens .Churchill would have hanged a few and jailed the rest .
    Now theres a good idea !

  10. I_am_not_a_robot

    It ended a little more grimly for Jodl, though, it has to be said …

    And for Admiral von Friedeburg, although he took a more direct, and in his terms a more honourable, exit.

  11. Tom

    Like the weather cycle, fascism evidently returns every 60 years or so. The notion that we learn from history is fanciful.

  12. struth

    Thank god I’m not the only one calling it a Clayton’s Brexit.

    where’s thye detail?
    Call me Sinny Cal.

  13. Faye

    Ursular von de Leyen looks very much like the adult version of Greta Thunberg.

  14. Faye

    Correction: Ursula von der Leyen

  15. MACK

    When England lost to Germany in the 1990 FIFA World Cup Semi-final – Kenneth Clarke: “Isn’t it terrible about losing to the Germans at our national sport?”

    Margaret Thatcher :“They might have beaten us at our national sport, but we managed to beat them at their national sport twice in the 20th century.”

    https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/1278170-they-might-have-beaten-us-at-our-national-sport-but

  16. mem

    There are lots of university professors wondering whether they can still cross the channel and buy crates of French wine duty free now that Boris has signed the deal. Poor chaps. Just need to buckle down and take it with an upper stiff lip.

  17. yarpos

    This just may be the only useful thing von der Leyen has done at the EU.

  18. Biota

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    #3302067, posted on January 25, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    https://twitter.com/vonderleyen/status/1220602177774813184

    Crikey, the recent UK election might not as well have happened going by the many Twits here.

  19. Robbo

    OK I give up. I’ve looked carefully at both photos and I still can’t work out which group of three is more threatening to the peace and stability of the world.

  20. Pyrmonter

    Seriously: one of those figures is the political head of the institution that has spread liberal institutions – the free flow of capital, goods and people; the rule of law and freedom of property – across the European continent more widely and deeply than any since the fall of the HRE. The other was hanged as a war criminal.

  21. Tim Neilson

    Seriously: one of those figures is the political head of the institution that has spread liberal institutions – the free flow of capital, goods and people; the rule of law and freedom of property – across the European continent more widely and deeply than any since the fall of the HRE

    How so?

    The EU (and its predecessors) had next to nothing to do with holding back the Soviets. That was NATO. The collapse of the Eastern Bloc was largely internally driven, and to the extent the West helped it was done mainly by JPII, Reagan and Thatcher.

    The old “European Coal and Steel Union” and the old “European Economic Community” did a lot for free trade, but the institution long ago morphed into an utterly anti-democratic horror movie monster of bureaucratic totalitarianism. Remember that when the Irish and Danish voters returned the wrong answer at referenda on changes to the “European Community” treaty the bureaucracy went full neofascist to force them to change the result?

    As for the “rule of law”, Continental dominated tribunals like the “European Court of Justice” aren’t my idea of real rule of law. I prefer Courts that make findings based on the evidence.

    Certainly if Von der Leyen has done anything to stem the tide of totalitarianism from Brussels it’s been carefully hidden from view.

  22. Paul

    and the EU fascists have let in a million anti semitic jihadists to help with the cause.

  23. Pyrmonter

    @ Tim

    There’s a lot not to like – it’s an institution reflective of French statism, and as protectionist, externally, as that vile French PM, Edith Cresson, who fancied that the Japanese (then the source of international complaint – how times change) spent their time contemplating how to inflict pain on European workers (populist jingoism is nothing new). But it has held countries like Portugal, Spain, Greece and the east central European countries to liberal, democratic institutions in the face, to date, of periodic backsliding. Most of Europe, for all of the EU’s problems, is more free now than at any time in history.

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