Spot the difference

Scare stories about the anti-Muslim views of Slovakia’s Prime Minister (said to be the next EU President) are doing the rounds.

Please note that the European Council President (currently held by Donald Tusk) and the EU Council Presidency are not the same thing.

Slovakia will be taking up the latter shortly, a role which lasts 6 months and is really just an administrative role.

The next European Council President has not been announced; Donald Tusk’s first term will expire a year from now.

From January 2017, Malta will hold the Presidency. Slovakia will be long gone by the time any Leave negotiations have run their course.

This particular argument for Leave is meaningless therefore. However if you’re worried by Robert Fico’s views, now might be the time to familiarise yourself with Michael Gove’s.

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