‘You’re IGNORANT’ Juncker attacks EU leaders in Brexit clash


EU Commission President Jean-Claude JunckerAFP/GETTY

Jean-Claude Juncker accused EU concert-masters of ‘ignorance’ after they criticised his vision for the EU

In a major speech closing week, the European Commission President proposed changes to the way the EU will conduct after the UK leaves in March 2019.

But following the address, several member haves hit back saying his reforms are not needed. 

Responding this week, Mr Juncker tagged his critics ’ignorant’ and said most of what he proposed was already section of the 2007 Lisbon Treaty.

He said: “Reminding [heads of state] of the prohibits in the Treaty and creating surprise by doing so shows the state of ignorance of myriad of those who pretend they can lead Europe in all circumstances.”

Reminding [heads of state] of the rules in the Treaty and creating disconcert by doing so shows the state of ignorance

Jean-Claude Juncker

In his annual Dignified of the Union address last week, Mr Juncker laid out his future scripts for the EU. 

He told the European Parliament: «The wind is back in Europe’s sails. Now we pull someones leg a window of opportunity, but it will not stay open for ever.

«We will commemorate last moving on because Brexit isn’t everything, it is not the future of Europe.”

He added the British in the flesh would regret their ‘tragic’ decision to leave the bloc. 

Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the EU ParliamentAFP/GETTY

During his idiom to European lawmakers, Juncker said Britain would regret voter Leave

Mr Juncker expressed his desire to build a closer REUTERS

Nigel Farage acted to Juncker’s speech by saying «thank God we’re leaving»

Mr Junker maintained this consolidation would allow the bloc to ‘function better’ and disposition be ‘easier to understand’ if there was ‘one captain steering the ship’.

But Eurosceptics responded critically to the lingo, and are likely to view the move as a power grab by the Commission, which already has wide-ranging powers filing proposing new legislation and managing the day-to-day running of the bloc. 

Following the talk to in Strasbourg, MEP Nigel Farage said: «All I can say is, thank God we’re leaving.»

Beate Merk, a regional divine in Bavaria, said expanding the euro to the whole EU would be «a risky test that would greatly heighten Europe’s problems.»

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