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The Brexit trade talks saw the EU27 put up a largely united front against the UK and Brussels to get the most favorable deal possible. A deal was eventually made, but the recent wave of vaccines and the clashes in Northern Ireland showed that relations between the UK and Europe had suffered since the 2016 referendum. This was evident when a minister in the Danish government has called the UK a “small nation” which has yet to achieve its status. He suggested that Britain’s days as a world power were over and that Brexit would be a ‘disaster for the UK’.

Mr Jensen continued: “There are two types of European nations, there are small nations and there are countries which have not yet realized that they are small nations.

“It is a paradox that the country which once had an empire on which the sun never sets, which ruled the waves, which at its heart is truly global, is now withdrawing from the most prosperous free trade area. of the world. It is a paradox that I cannot understand.

“I had the privilege of meeting Boris Johnson shortly after taking office. Bojo said to me: “Come on Kristian, don’t be so sad, there must be something right about Brexit”. I just shook my head and said, ‘No. There is nothing.'”

Addressing the media after his speech, Mr Jensen continued his assault.

He said, “There is still this notion in some countries that because they have been the rulers of the 20th century, they will continue to be in the 21st century.

“They [the UK] are a member of all these groups [G7, G20, UN permanent security council] but what has happened to the value of the pound since Brexit? What will happen in the years to come when the financial sector perhaps turns to Frankfurt or Paris?

“What will happen when inflation rises? How will they be in the future? I am very concerned about the UK economy at the moment … I think France will be the spokesperson for the EU [on the security council]. “

Denmark was a country with notable Brexit concerns.

The country joined the European Community (as it was then called) at the same time as the United Kingdom in 1973, and largely because of the United Kingdom, given the extent to which the economies were interdependent.

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Following approval of the deal in December, Danish Fisheries Association president Svend Erik-Andersen warned livelihoods could be lost as Denmark’s quota dwindles.

He said, “This is very serious. We expect fishermen to lose their livelihoods, and this will be a blow to Denmark and to North and West Jutland, where fishing plays a special role and is the cornerstone of many local communities. .

“I have deep sympathy for the people who risk losing their jobs and their livelihoods as a result of this unfair deal.

“This applies to our own members. And this applies to those who are employed in industries tracking around fishing harbors.

“It is very worrying that the Brexit bill hits some fishermen harder than others. It appears that consumer fishermen will pay an unreasonably high share of the access price, and this can be devastating for their business. “

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This notice was published: 2021-04-18 17:20:00