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I wish they would stop talking the EU down..

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    I wish they would stop talking the EU down..


    Speaking to France Inter, Mr Barnier said: 'I recognise that there were administrative problems, bureaucracy [within the EU].

    'There was an almost ideological mistrust of public-private partnerships. We don’t know how to take risks.

    'The British took risks by financing the private sector. The Americans took risks. We don’t know how to do that yet.'

    He added that 'lessons' should be learned from the current crisis, including whether countries could be given more powers to act independently of Brussels in the future because independent nations are capable of moving quicker than blocs.

    But he continued to insist that signing vaccine contracts outside the EU would have been a bad idea, because it would have meant smaller countries getting left behind.

    'That is not, in my view, the philosophy of the EU,' he added.
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.