British politics is becoming poisoned – Yanis Varoufakis

In a BBC interview Yanis Varoufakis says Brexit has poisoned British politics to such a level it has fallen into complete disrepair.

In this BBC interview Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek Finance Minister, describes British politics as becoming poisoned by Brexit.

Asked if Jean-Claude Juncker’s position that the withdrawal agreement is non-negotiable stands up he says yes, because he has no mandate to do so. He also points out that the much pedaled idea that the ‘EU will blink’ at the last moment is superceded by the more aggressive deadline Theresa May is facing.

He believes May backed herself into a corner where her only two practical options now are to face down her own party or accept the Customs Union as a backstop, and so ultimately a No Deal is now highly likely.

From 8m:30s Yanis responds to the question of whether ‘the EU is a bully’ to say not in general although yes in the case of Greece, but that there were issues of a very large democratic deficit and as such Brexit presented an opportunity to modernize both accordingly.

However instead Brexit has prompted the EU to gang together and avoid this reform, and in the UK it has poisoned British politics to such a level it has fallen into complete disrepair.

 

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