I am glad to hear that European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker is looking forward to “a friendly relationship” with the UK after we leave the EU.
He has told the BBC that as well as hoping to have a friendly relationship over the next decades he is not in a hostile mood with Britain. Again I am glad to hear that.
Time will tell, of course, and there’s an awful lot of negotiations to go under the bridge first. One thing he has said that is undoubtedly true is that the EU is not in the best form and shape it could be in.
He admits that if three, four or five more countries leave the EU would collapse but does not believe that will happen.
Again time will tell, but the whole EU edifice is a flawed concept and collapse is its ultimate destination.
Jonathan Arnott MEP