The leader of the EU's "Punish the British" team will be with us for 5 more years - Part II

Failed as German Defence Minister, then EU Commission President, but here we go again

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Part II of the Facts4EU.Org report on Ursula von der Leyen

As EU Commission President it is Ursula von der Leyen who has led the EU team in their actions to punish the British people for daring to vote to leave their sclerotic empire.

In this second and final part of our two-part series on the news coming out of Berlin on Monday, we look at the implications for Brexit Britain of another five years of the rule of ‘Empress Ursula’.

A Brexit Facts4EU.Org Two-Part Report

Part One – 5 more years of Empress Ursula
Part Two - The EU Commission President's record and how she has punished Brexit Britain (This report)

Below we have only selected four examples showing why the British people should be concerned at another five years of Ursula von der Leyen as the most powerful unelected woman in Europe and arguably in the world.

Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary

  • Von der Leyen will not discuss the UK returning her illegal migrants who have crossed the Channel
  • Her own record on migration into the EU is abysmal
  • As German Defence Minister the German media labelled her as the worst in the cabinet
  • Rumblings about her ‘dictatorial tendencies’ are now surfacing in Brussels

1. Von der Leyen’s refusal to discuss the EU’s illegal migrants crossing the English Channel

One egregious example of Frau von der Leyen’s behavior is the way that the Commission has refused to discuss taking back their 100,000+ illegal migrants who have crossed the English Channel in the last six years.

All attempts by the British government to discuss this with President Macron of France have been met with the response that it's the Commission that sets immigration policy. And the Commission still has not engaged with the Rishi Sunak’s government on the issue.

All of the 100,000+ illegal migrants now in the UK have come from safe EU countries, and departed principally from France in small boats. If the EU took them back - as they should - the UK government would not need its Rwanda plan.

2. Ursula von der Leyen's record on migration has hardly been a success

How badly have EU’s illegal migrant levels and asylum claims spiralled out of control?

EU’s asylum claims from illegal migrants since Ursula von der Leyen came to power

  • Over 3.35m applications in total
  • Numbers per month have almost doubled since Ursula von der Leyen became Commission President
  • In November alone (latest month's data) they rose to 115,774
  • Over 100,000 of these were from new applicants – IN ONE MONTH

[Source: EU Commission, 21 Feb 2024.]

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3. Ursula von der Leyen was Germany’s Defence Secretary for many years

Sadly, Germany’s record on defence has been somewhat disappointing, to put it mildly.

From Germany sending soldiers to NATO exercises with broomsticks due to a shortage of rifles, to most of its jet fighters being unserviceable, to tanks unable to be driven, it is not surprising that Frau von der Leyen was lambasted in the German press for being the worst-performing minister in Angela Merkel’s government, before she was parachuted into her current role in Brussels.

In Germany for years – many of which were presided over by its Defence Minister, now EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen – the expenditure on actual hardware has been very low. This helps to explain why Germany has had planes which couldn’t fly, tanks that could go nowhere, and troops without basics such as rifles or cold weather kit.

4. Dictatorial tendencies are coming to the fore

Here we enter more nebulous territory, as no-one wishes to go on the record.

We will simply observe that Frau von der Leyen has recently been making policy statements ‘on the hoof’, which have not been approved as official EU policy. These have left her officials scrambling for what to say to the press. There has been a lot of talk about this in Brussels but so far no-one has put their head above the parapet.

If this is happening five years into her tenure, there must be questions about what she will do when she (inevitably) secures a second term in office.


Does it matter to British people who runs the EU? Yes it does

There will undoubtedly be those who ask why the choice of EU Commission President should matter to the British people, now we are out of its clutches. The basic facts are that this does matter.

In our two reports we have shown how this woman has been responsible for leading a team which has sought to punish the British people for daring to vote leave the EU, and secondly Frau von der Leyen is the block to securing any form of 'return' agreement for all the illegal migrants who have left EU shores for the UK.

We hope that readers found these two reports interesting.

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Brexit Facts4EU.Org, Thurs 22 Feb 2024

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