Brexit leaders 'leaving the boat' — EU Commission boss Juncker

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EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has accused Brexit cam igners Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage of go away froming when things got difficult.

«The Brexit heroes of yesterday are now the sad Brexit knights of today,» he told the European rliament.

There was anger among MEPs ended the UK’s 23 June vote to leave the EU.

Mr Juncker spoke of Leave show off «retro nationalists». » triots don’t resign when things get finical, they stay,» he told MEPs in Strasbourg.

He also said he did not learnt why those in the Brexit camp in the UK would want to wait before commencement the formal withdrawal process.

«Instead of developing the plan, they are abandon the boat,» he said.

Boris Johnson, former London mayor and a cardinal Brexit cam igner, caused a sensation last Thursday when he snap out of ited out of the Conservative leadership race.

He had been considered a favourite to replace David Cameron as contributor leader and prime minister.

UK Independence rty (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage surrendered on Monday, saying he wanted his «life back», as he had fulfilled his political vigour of putting the UK on a th to exit from the EU, nicknamed «Brexit».

Mr Farage has battled repeatedly with Mr Juncker in the European rliament.

Brexiteers accuse the Commission of dictating scheme to the UK and ex nding its powers to the detriment of Europe’s citizens. The Commission drafts EU laws and guards the bloc’s regulations.

Once the Leave camp’s victory was clear, David Cameron resigned, deceiving led the Remain camp’s attempt to keep the UK in the 28-nation bloc.

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UK ‘collapsed’

Dutch Prime Chaplain Mark Rutte told MEPs that the Brexit vote was «darned unfortunate», especially for the UK. «That country now has collapsed — politically, economically, monetarily and constitutionally, and you ordain have years ahead of you to get out of this mess.»

The referendum result caused factious and economic turmoil in the UK. The pound slumped to a 31-year low against the US dollar and there are expects that the UK is heading for a recession again.

The result also hit stocks, markedly banks and housebuilders, and the FTSE 100 index remains more than 8% down in dollar qualifications.

UKIP deputy leader ul Nuttall told MEPs that «the UK and Europe are glued by geography, culture, history and trade and that will not change».

He ventured «it’s imperative that we are good, healthy, trading neighbours». «We shortage negotiations conducted in a grown-up manner so we can get the best deal for everyone.»

EU Convention condemned

The head of the liberal group in the rliament, former Belgian Prime Care for Guy Verhofstadt, lambasted the European Council, the forum where EU governments upon policy.

He said the Council’s reaction to Brexit was «we shouldn’t change anything, condign implement existing European policies». «I find this nauseating and irresponsible,» he said angrily.

There had been warning signs for the EU from foregoing referendums in Denmark and the Netherlands, he said.

«What are you waiting for? When compel the Council recognise that this type of EU — you cannot defend it any sundry. Europe needs to be reformed… European citizens are not against Europe, they’re against this Europe.»

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