EXCLUSIVE: ‘Ice-Queen Ursula’ – how a bureaucrat got to negotiate with the US President

The last two weeks in the life of an EU functionary, seemingly ruling by divine right

Montage © Facts4EU.Org 2023

A Facts4EU.Org report on ‘Queen Ursula of Germano-Europa’ - the head of a group of functionaries

Below we present an exclusive picture of the enormous democratic deficit at the very heart of the ‘European Project’, back into which so many members of the UK’s Establishment are determined to drag the British people.

In the last 14 days the EU Commission’s president, Ursula von der Leyen, negotiating with no popular mandate, has held bilateral meetings with the following.

Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary

Two weeks in the life of an EU functionary

  • Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (27 Feb 2023)
  • His Majesty King Charles III (27 Feb)
  • The Prime Minister of Denmark (02 Mar)
  • The Prime Minister of Sweden (02 Mar)
  • Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (05 Mar)
  • Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece (06 Mar)
  • Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada (07-08 Mar)
  • His Majesty’s Governor-General of Canada
  • Joe Biden, President of the United States of America (10 Mar)

[Sources: EU Commission | Government sites | Twitter.]

Does this bureaucrat have the mandate to negotiate with Presidents, Prime Ministers and Chancellors?

Frau von der Leyen is the elected representative of no country or people.

In 2019 she was appointed to her role as the EU’s ‘bureaucrat-in-chief’ at the last minute, nominated by outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel when the democratic procedures which had been agreed between the EU Council and the EU Parliament were summarily bypassed.

Such appointments are usually rubber-stamped by MEPs but in this case they barely endorsed it – Frau von der Leyen scraped though by just a handful of approvals.

She holds no popular mandate and was parachuted into the role. Her previous job was Defence Minister in Berlin, having been what the German media considered to be the least effective minister in Merkel’s government. Few fighter jets could fly, tanks were routinely out of service, and German troops even turned up on NATO exercises without rifles.

The UK’s Rejoiners and ‘Globalists’ have received over £3m in foreign funding

We’re trying to raise just £100,000 p.a. – Can you help with a donation?
Please help today if you can: click here for options

What is the EU’s democratic legitimacy supposed to be based on?

The diminutive former Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel is supposedly the EU Council President, representing the leaders of the 27 EU countries. This is where the power in the EU is supposed to lie, based on the policies of these elected politicians.

Unfortunately, it appears he has been completely overrun by the Germanic juggernaut of Frau von der Leyen and her bloated team of technocrats. His territory has been occupied, seemingly without a fight.

Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary

Just two examples of the EU Commission President’s democratic interference

1. Bilateral negotiations with President Joe Biden, 10 Mar 2023

Here is the list of topics negotiated at the White House by the unelected EU Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, and her team of technocrats from Brussels.

  • The U.S. Inflation Reduction Act and the EU Green Deal Industrial Plan
  • Climate change and net zero measures
  • Global infrastructure and investment
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Putin’s Russia and the world energy markets
  • Military support for Ukraine
  • Economic security and national security

[Sources: EU Commission | White House.]

© White House 2023 - click to enlarge

2. “ICE, ICE Baby” – Bilateral negotiations interfering in internal German politics

This particular instance of Ursula von der Leyen exceeding her role relates to the German government's refusal to sign off on the EU ban on the sale of new combustion-engine vehicles from 2035. (ICE = Internal Combustion Engine )

The EU Parliament approved the law on 23 February 2023. It requires car-makers to ensure they achieve a 100% cut in CO2 emissions from new cars sold from 2035. The law also requires a 55% cut in CO2 emissions for new cars sold from 2030, over 2021 levels.

There's been growing opposition to this EU ban from several EU member states – Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, and Germany, and now joined by Czechia.

© Bundeskanzler 2023 - click to enlarge

In this combustion-engine ban, it's not the Commission's job to try to persuade Germany to back down. Nor is it its job to barter a deal with a single member state. Nonetheless, Frau von der Leyen had a high-profile meeting with Chancellor Scholz ahead of her big trip to the US.

Frau von der Leyen got no joy getting Germany to back down from its condition. We should mention that Germany has a coalition government and significant elements of it have strong and opposing views. Despite this the EU Commission President saw fit to interfere in domestic German politics.


In the Court of the EU’s Ice-Queen, ruling by divine right now seems to have become the norm. It seems the EU’s top civil servant thinks she can dictate policy and then negotiate it with the world’s leaders, without any elected leader of the EU27 countries being present.

For years eurosceptics have looked on in distaste as the civil servants managing the EU’s ever-expanding empire have taken more and more powers unto themselves. In the realm of ‘Queen Ursula of Germano-Europa’, however, this has surged to hitherto unseen levels of arrogance.

The EU is not a country, nor (yet) a ‘superstate’ and the EU Commission certainly does not represent the governments of the 27 member countries. Despite this, Ursula von der Leyen is at every world gathering – be it the UN General Assembly, the G7, the G20, addressing national parliaments – on equal terms with entire countries. She is now holding bilateral negotiations with world leaders up to and including the President of the United States.

Here is our question for Rejoiners

“How can you seriously propose the United Kingdom once again subjects itself to autocratic and undemocratic rule by an empire such as this?”

We already know that Rejoiners have no respect for democracy, as witnessed by their refusal to accept the result of the largest democratic vote in British history, but when will they come out and say “No, the EU isn’t democratic but we like it that way”?

In Mr Lineker's BBC, when will you ever read a report like this? We need you today

We are a 'not for profit' team (we make a loss) and any payment goes towards the actual work, not plush London offices, lunch or taxi expenses, or other luxuries of some organisations.

We badly need more of our thousands of readers to become members, to support this work. Could this be you, today? It's quick and easy, we give you a choice of two highly secure payment providers, and we do NOT ask you for further support if you pay once. We just hope you keep supporting us. Your membership stays anonymous unless you tell us otherwise.

Please don't assume that other people will keep us going - we don't receive enough to survive and we need your help today. Could you help us? We rely 100% on public contributions from readers like you.

If you believe in a fully-free, independent, and sovereign United Kingdom, please join now by clicking on one of the links below or you can use our Support page here. You will receive a personal, friendly ‘thank you’ from a member of our team within 24 hours. Thank you.

[ Sources: EU Commission | Ursula von der Leyen Twitter feed | The White House ] Politicians and journalists can contact us for details, as ever.

Brexit Facts4EU.Org, Mon 13 Mar 2023

Click here to go to our news headlines

Please scroll down to COMMENT on the above article.
And don't forget to actually post your message after you have previewed it!

Share this article on

Something to say about this? Scroll down for reader comments

Since before the EU Referendum, Brexit Facts4EU.Org
has been the most prolific researcher and publisher of Brexit facts in the world.

Supported by MPs, MEPs, & other groups, our work has impact.

We think facts matter. Please donate today, so that we can continue to ensure a clean Brexit is finally delivered.

Any credit card user

Quick One-off


From £5 - £1,000



From £3 per month

Paypal Users Only - Choose amount first

Quick One-off