EU unleashes ‘psychological warfare’ to exploit election chaos and deliver crushing Brexit – Express.co.uk

EU unleashes ‘psychological warfare’ to exploit election chaos and deliver crushing Brexit – Express.co.uk

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Alexander Azadgan, a professor and geopolitical expert, warned the UK has to get its act together quickly as the EU begins to take advantage of the election result.

European leaders have urged the British political system to sort itself out, with just nine days until Brexit talks are set to start.

Donald Tusk said this was no time for waiting around and other European leaders mocked the “embarrassment and instability” surrounding the UK at the moment. 

Mr Azadgan told Press TV that the humiliating result for Theresa May had left the UK vulnerable to the rest of Europe. 

Mr Azadgan told Press TV: “The election results just adds more ambiguity and confusion another a situation that was already so confusing and ambiguous.

“Donald Tusk – or the euro boss, as he is called in Brussels – has basically told the UK just to get it together, to get their country sorted out. 

“It is embarrassing to the UK now, in the eyes of the EU27.”

The political expert said that the Brexit timeline was already a rushed process, which has only worsened with the six-week election period and now uncertainty about UK leadership.

He added: “Brexit is meant to take 24 months – but the UK looks to the rest of Europe like it is dragging its shoes. 

“Two years is definitely not enough. It was a pressure tactic from the EU, and now these messages after the election – it is psychological warfare. 

“The EU message is basically telling the British Government, you’re out, you’re out, you’re finished with us. Get out and make it as fast as possible.”

Donald Tusk said the two sides had no time to lose on the withdrawal negotiations under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

He said talks should go ahead to secure the least disruptive outcome for EU citizens, businesses and countries.

Earlier, EU officials expressed concern about possible effects of the UK general election results on Brexit talks. 

EU budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger said a weak negotiating partner would further complicate talks on the exit from the bloc.

France and Finland have also talked about uncertainties and complexities surrounding the negotiations. 

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