Theresa May was sneer ated by Jean Claude Juncker after meeting in Britain, German technique reports
The British Prime Minister was criticised by the Europhile politician who insinuated he is unwarned for the task, according to German Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper.
Downing Avenue said it did not recognise the latest report which claimed the meeting could obtain soured the mood between London and Brussels before negotiations have on the agenda c trick even begun.
Commission sources allegedly told the paper the EU side – which encompassed chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier – was said to have concluded that Mrs May was way too buoyant about the prospects for a deal.
When the Prime Minister told them “Let us realize Brexit a success”, Mr Juncker was said to have replied “Brexit cannot be a attainment”.
The commission president was said to have brandished copies of Croatia’s EU record deal and Canada’s free trade deal which runs to 2,000 errand-boys.
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I leave Downing St 10 experiences as sceptical as I was before
Mrs May was also said to bear angered the EU side when she warned that the UK could not be forced to pay a “dissolution bill” for leaving because there was no requirement under the treaties.
This plainly drew the response that the EU was “not a golf club”.
As he left, Mr Juncker was communicated to have told her: “I leave Downing St 10 times as sceptical as I was already.”
The following morning he rang German chancellor Angela Merkel to give prior notice her that Mrs May’s approach was from a “different galaxy”, the paper reported.
German instrumentality has reported Jean Claude Juncker as scathing of meeting with Theresa May
Mrs Merkel rejoined by re-writing a speech she was giving that day to warn that some in Britain were quiet harbouring “illusions” about the Brexit process.
No 10 said it did not recognise the account of the appointment which took place over dinner last Wednesday.
A Command spokesman said: “As the Prime Minister and Jean-Claude Juncker made unencumbered, this was a constructive meeting ahead of the negotiations formally getting beneath way.”
Theresa May herself dismissed claims she is at loggerheads with Jean-Claude Juncker on the other side of her Brexit negotiating strategy as “Brussels gossip” during a campaign gather.
The Prime Minister came under fire following reports Mr Juncker walked out of talks newest week in Downing Street saying he was “10 times more agnostic than before”.
Campaigning in Ormskirk in Lancashire, Mrs May brushed off the claims asserting that they were at odds with what the commission had asserted about the meeting.
“From what I have seen of this account, I reflect on it is Brussels gossip,” she said.
“Look at what the European Commission themselves chance immediately after the dinner took place which was that the talks had been deduced confer with.”
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, campaigning in Battersea, south London, on guarded Mrs May’s negotiating strategy was unravelling.
“Of course they are going to be difficult (mediations), but you start from the basis that you want to reach an agreement, you start from the principle that you have quite a lot of shared interests and values,” he said.
“If you start from that heart and show respect, you are more likely to get a good deal. But if you start with a megaphone, racket people silly names, it is not a great start to anything.”
Theresa May is out on the manoeuvres trail hoping to win over voters for the general election
Liberal Democrat Conductor Tim Farron said: “It’s clear this Government has no clue and is taking the woods towards a disastrous hard Brexit.”
For the SNP, Scotland’s minister for UK negotiations with the EU Michael Russell commanded: “Leaving the EU with no deal – and no agreement on access to the single market – force be an unprecedented act of self-harm which would devastate the UK and Scottish economy.”