European capital in shock after Britain votes to leave EU

The European Union leadership in Brussels were in shock after the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU in the first reversal of European integration since the second World War, with European Council President Donald Tusk vowing to plow ahead with the 27 remaining members and calling the political situation “serious” and “dramatic.”

Simon Ostrovsky is in Brussels to find out how eurocrats are reacting to the greatest upset in EU history, and what they have to say to the British.

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32 thoughts on “European capital in shock after Britain votes to leave EU

  1. With most thick Brits this is like "oh I love to marry you so much because I love you so much" and then suddenly I hate you so much and you become my enemy for no reason. It happens in their marriages and rotten screwed up relationship all the time. The Brits cannot be trusted in any relationship. Even if you are not their enemy they make you an enemy through evil rhetoric. Charles De Gaule was right and this so called democracy has proven to have deep flaws when the majority of voters are racists, ignorant and thick like the leavers. the EU has erased racism and established equality and cooperation and security etc and the ungrateful leavers want to remain racists in the hope of their country become completely deserted from every foreigner or at least if they keep few of them they want them to become second class citizen.

  2. Europe do not need the EU each European countries government s should present laws to help each other not paying juncker €37.000 a month wage that plus other waste of space people in the EU wages would be far better spent helping each country main problems

  3. the situation in the U.K.
    Cadbury moved factory to Poland 2011 with EU grant.
    Ford Transit moved to Turkey 2013 with EU grant.
    Jaguar Land Rover has recently agreed to build a new plant in Slovakia with EU grant, owned by Tata, the same company who have trashed our steel works and emptied the workers pension funds.
    Peugeot closed its Ryton (was Rootes Group) plant and moved production to Slovakia with EU grant.
    British Army's new Ajax fighting vehicles to be built in SPAIN using SWEDISH steel at the request of the EU to support jobs in Spain with EU grant, rather than Wales.
    Dyson gone to Malaysia, with an EU loan.
    Crown Closures, Bournemouth (Was METAL BOX), gone to Poland with EU grant, once employed 1,200.
    M&S manufacturing gone to far east with EU loan.
    Hornby models gone. In fact all toys and models now gone from UK along with the patents all with with EU grants.
    Gillette gone to eastern Europe with EU grant.
    Texas Instruments Greenock gone to Germany with EU grant.
    Indesit at Bodelwyddan Wales gone with EU grant.
    Sekisui Alveo said production at its Merthyr Tydfil Industrial Park foam plant will relocate production to Roermond in the Netherlands, with EU funding.
    Hoover Merthyr factory moved out of UK to Czech Republic and the Far East by Italian company Candy with EU backing.
    ICI integration into Holland’s AkzoNobel with EU bank loan and within days of the merger, several factories in the UK, were closed, eliminating 3,500 jobs
    Boots sold to Italians Stefano Pessina who have based their HQ in Switzerland to avoid tax to the tune of £80 million a year, using an EU loan for the purchase.
    JDS Uniphase run by two Dutch men, bought up companies in the UK with £20 million in EU 'regeneration' grants, created a pollution nightmare and just closed it all down leaving 1,200 out of work and an environmental clean-up paid for by the UK tax-payer. They also raided the pension fund and drained it dry.
    UK airports are owned by a Spanish company.
    Scottish Power is owned by a Spanish company.
    Most London buses are run by Spanish and German companies.
    The Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to be built by French company EDF, part owned by the French government, using cheap Chinese steel that has catastrophically failed in other nuclear installations. Now EDF say the costs will be double or more and it will be very late even if it does come online.
    Swindon was once our producer of rail locomotives and rolling stock. Not any more, it's Bombardier in Derby and due to their losses in the aviation market, that could see the end of the British railways manufacturing altogether even though Bombardier had EU grants to keep Derby going which they diverted to their loss-making aviation side in Canada.
    39% of British invention patents have been passed to foreign companies, many of them in the EU
    The Mini cars that Cameron stood in front of as an example of British engineering, are built by BMW mostly in Holland and Austria. His campaign bus was made in Germany even though we have Plaxton, Optare, Bluebird, Dennis etc., in the UK. The bicycle for the Greens was made in the far east, not by Raleigh UK but then they are probably going to move to the Netherlands too as they have said recently.

    Anyone who thinks the EU is good for British industry or any other business simply hasn't paid attention to what has been systematically asset-stripped from the UK. Name me one major technology company still running in the UK, I used to contract out to many, then the work just dried up as they were sold off to companies from France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, etc., and now we don't even teach electronic technology for technicians any more, due to EU regulations.

    I haven't detailed our non-existent fishing industry the EU paid to destroy, nor the farmers being paid NOT to produce food they could sell for more than they get paid to do nothing, don't even go there.
    I haven't mentioned what it costs us to be asset-stripped like this, nor have I mentioned immigration, nor the risk to our security if control of our armed forces is passed to Brussels or Germany.

    Find something that's gone the other way, I've looked and I just can't. If you think the EU is a good idea,
    1/ You haven't read the party manifesto of The European Peoples' Party.
    2/ You haven't had to deal with EU petty bureaucracy tearing your business down.
    3/ You don't think it matters.

    OUT OF EUROPE we need to be out of it..!

  4. It doesn't matter if uk stay in the EU or out actually the elites are behind everything and they have an agenda ..divide and they will win an unfortunately the UK is divided now with EU or Brexit are just tools for the corrupt bastards behind everything which at the end want to create chaos because something big is about to happen can be in the near future or a distant future ..they create the division , wars , chaos etc etc there is not real freedom and the society are just Poppets and the politicians are just a distraction and a theatre show .

  5. Another pro EU propaganda piece, several inconsistencies, such as saying this is 'the first reverse' the EU has faced. No Iceland has left before in 1980's and several times treaties have been rejected in referendums by sovereign members and ignored – EU created this. Very cheap of the presenter to try and say the EU was responsible for peace in Northern Ireland.

  6. European union is Mafia and WICKED Gangsters and Evil Empire and Gangsters extorting huge amount of money from Europe countries who foolishly give them large amounts of money for no reason

  7. European countries are doomed because of their foolishness of rejecting God and Bible and God's curse appears to be upon them in the form of Muslims refugees who are nothing but invaders and freeloaders and rapist and fanatic who bombed the club's intolerant and barbaric and breed like rabbits

  8. The presenter is strongly biased against Brexit and tells two lies. He claims EU helped the peace in NI. He is picked up on this by Syed, who actually points out it was the UK and Dublin governments. Lie number two at the end he says no other country has left the EU before, wrong Iceland did.

  9. What is it with all the salty comments from other EU countries? The UK was successful and prosperous long before we even joined the EU, and it will be long after we leave 😴

  10. The E.U is corrupt and run by rich puppet E.U politicians that do the corporations bidding .

    Tell me what have or has Europe done for the British nothing , it has been a pain in the neck turning over to there metric system also tons of food is wasted especially vegetables just because it is a different shape it is very shocking .

    Europe has wrecked Britain has a nation wrecked it , they said the British would be better off , no they have not been , in fact the only country that has benefitted from Europe are the Germans they never had it so good .
    The British has only given to Germany firstly it has given billions to West Germany in security guarding there borders from the Warsaw Pact countries .

    The Germans forget easily they have very short memories and they have bot given nothing back , they have never paid for the damage they caused in WW2 , did they pay back billions no we built there cities back and the French we rescued them bastards too .

    Now the British got to pay billions in a divorce bill what is going on , we should say NO and tell the Germans and French to take it out of two world wars them bastards started and we paid the reparations in billions are we nuts in Britain or what .

    Look at Greece they shouldn’t being paying anything back the misery Germany caused there in WW2 they say forget but do other countries forget NO only dull Britain , now germany are the E.U richest nation and own the E.U .

    Merkel and Macron are know congress Britain’s Butt for all the world too see the bastards and the two are now ruling Europe while that idiot May and the Conservatives gives into them but who will pay the Billions the Working Classes AGAIN .

  11. We were taken in illegally from day one. We were lied to. The fact that the EU are upset because we are leaving is tough. They Should have been receptive to the few reforms we asked for. It would have benefitted ALL the member nations. They weren't prepared to do that. It's no good them bleating now. They should have thought of that before.

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