Varoufakis on Brexit Negotiations, Ireland, Greece

Yanis Varoufakis on Question Time / BBC
Former Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”(video) urged the UK not to fold under European Union demands for a Brexit payment, explaining they were attempting to “ruin” negotiations in advance.
In the interview, Varoufakis talks about  Brexit, the Irish border issue, Emmanuel Macron’s policies for France, the EU common budget and his outlook for Greece. 
Varoufakis had  said earlier in an article in the Sunday Times,  that the  EU may succeed in “damaging” the British people, as it has done in Greece with the imposition of ‘loony economics’ – Giving the biggest ever loan in history to the most bankrupt state in Europe, and that that Michel Barnier and his team have a mandate to wreck any mutually advantageous deal.

“The message to London is clear: you give us everything we are asking for, unconditionally. Then and only then will we hear what you want.”

“Under the guise of negotiations it is forcing May and her team to expend all their energies negotiating for the right to negotiate.

Yanis Varoufakis calls EU ‘authoritarian’ in how it deals with Brexit, because “Brussels’ worst nightmare is a mutually advantageous economic agreement that other Europeans may interpret as a sign that a mutiny against Europe’s establishment may be worthwhile.”

 

 

 

Edited for Apokoronas News