Do Not Resuscitate

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  1. nb

    Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in peril.

  2. NoFixedAddress

    and I laughed and laughed and laughed

  3. NoFixedAddress

    Coronavirus: The European Union Unravels

    by Soeren Kern
    March 27, 2020 at 5:00 am
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    Faced with an existential threat, EU member states, far from joining together to confront the pandemic as a unified bloc, instinctively are returning to pursuing the national interest. After years of criticizing U.S. President Donald J. Trump for pushing an “America First” policy, European leaders are reverting to the very nationalism they have publicly claimed to despise.

    Ever since the threat posed by coronavirus came into focus, Europeans have displayed precious little of the high-minded multilateral solidarity that for decades has been sold to the rest of the world as a bedrock of European unity. The EU’s unique brand of soft power, said to be a model for a post-national world order, has been shown to be an empty fiction.

    In recent weeks, EU member states have closed their borders, banned exports of critical supplies and withheld humanitarian aid. The European Central Bank, the guarantor of the European single currency, has treated with unparalleled disdain the eurozone’s third-largest economy, Italy, in its singular hour of need. The member states worst affected by the pandemic — Italy and Spain — have been left by the other member states to fend for themselves.

    The European Union, seven decades in the making, is now unravelling in real time — in weeks.

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15803/coronavirus-european-union-unravels

  4. Watch Your Back

    Napoleon Clouseau

  5. Petros

    It is not just the virus crisis that has suddenly threatened the EU project. The bullying by Merkel and Co. has forced countries to look after their own people and interests. Is this the final nail in the coffin, however?

  6. Herodotus

    The EU has failed, they just don’t know it or want to admit it.
    Do not resuscitate, indeed!

  7. Tel

    I would have thought that countries would normally look after the interests of their people.

    Putting forward the dichotomy of either looking after the interests of the EU or looking after your own interests, means an admission that being in the EU was never a good idea in the first place. Used to be that the whole point of the EU was that it was a voluntary organization and nations wanted to join. Now we are told that people must do their duty to the EU even when it hurts.

  8. lotocoti

    All will be well.
    An emergency meeting has been scheduled immediately after the Easter break.

  9. min

    Douglas Murray commented that the whole EU ideology was based on removing borders . Not one of them helped Italy and from memory one closed its border early in the outbreak. Now they are all rushing to close borders.
    Germany relies on the Euro to keep it no 1 in the EU now with all collapsing what do you think will happen ?

  10. Radman

    So the EU member states abandoned Italy in its hour of need in the name of self interest? No different to the Australians stripping supermarket shelves bare and city dwellers raiding country stores en masse to do same. They myth of “Australian mate ship and the fair go” has been shattered when people thought the ship was sinking, and it became every man for himself. It not just the EU who are a bunch of self interested pricks.

  11. Roger

    Germany has banned the export of medical supplies.

    The European project is kaput, Manu.

  12. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.
    Most of the Worlds ills came/come from that putrid place.

  13. Tim Neilson

    No different to the Australians stripping supermarket shelves bare and city dwellers raiding country stores en masse to do same. They myth of “Australian mate ship and the fair go” has been shattered when people thought the ship was sinking, and it became every man for himself.

    All of them? Actually the vast majority were remarkably calm and restrained. Bogus stereotyping much Radman?

    Vastly different to being able to identify that many or most of a small known group of nation states are not living up to the purported ideal of their cosy bureaucratised totalitarian club.

    And anyway are you sure that the shelves weren’t stripped bare primarily by people wanting to ship the merchandise …err…”overseas”?

  14. Iain Russell

    Certain ethnic groups raided country stores, not idle rugby teams.

  15. As I posted in the other thread, the store raiders:

    https://youtu.be/aLAey9PZAn8

  16. Rohan

    Bullshit Radman.

    My family, work colleagues and neighbors are all pulling together. None of us are raiding supermarkets either.

    So fuck off back to under that lefty cesspool you came from.

  17. TBH

    Yeah this crisis has exposed the EU as a collection of states rather than a unified whole and that’s actually OK. You can’t tell me that dozens of countries with different cultures and outlook would just become one big happy family. It seems that it suited Germany and France, as well as states who could use economic help, but for most they were no better off. Added to all this was an enormous explosion in bureaucracy. We arrange ourselves in nation states for a reason and this is a reminder of why. Why wouldn’t each country pursue its national interest?

  18. TBH

    I think in the long run it will be good for Europe to decouple, just like it will be for the UK.

  19. MPH

    A silver lining to the hysteria but unfortunately a very costly way to achieve the right outcome.

  20. None of us are raiding supermarkets either.

    Unfortunately, in rural Victoria, we’re experiencing those raids and similar. Local stores are now keeping stuff ‘under the shelf’ so that ‘foreigners’ don’t clear the shelves.

    By foreigners, I also mean the likes of those who have holiday homes in places such as Venus Bay, who try to buy up big locally to take goods back to Melbourne.

    Not all are altruistic.

  21. H B Bear

    Yep. Stick a fork in it.

  22. John A

    NoFixedAddress #3380252, posted on March 28, 2020, at 3:00 am

    Coronavirus: The European Union Unravels

    by Soeren Kern
    March 27, 2020 at 5:00 am

    The European Union, seven decades in the making, is now unravelling in real time — in weeks.

    Grumpy Cat says: “Good! Manifestly, tribalism lives on.”

  23. Jarrod

    All of them? Actually the vast majority were remarkably calm and restrained. Bogus stereotyping much Radman?

    Yes, the low iq panicky panic merchants and the scum looking to profiteer from the situation. Most retained their sense of chill just fine.

  24. Squirrel

    Schengenitis – disorienting condition brought on by being hoist on your own petard. Unfurl your national flag and consult a doctor if symptoms persist.

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