Jean-Claude Juncker and Theresa May deceive an already strained relationship
The President of the European Commission apparently notified the British Prime Minister that her 17-seat majority would not be plenty during exit talks.
Mr Juncker allegedly claimed a larger lions share would help Ms May during “pinch points”, such as establishing the sum of the UK’s dissolution bill.
But it seems Mr Juncker’s advice has now served to put Mrs May on a weaker footing as concordats approach, as she faces calls to resign.
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Jean Claude Juncker’s team was accused of leaking a sneaking dinner
A European Union source claimed: “During bilaterals, in the bounds of summits, Juncker repeatedly told her he thought she should do it.”
A second diplomat apprised the Observer: “People don’t understand. We want a deal more than anyone. We are masters, we have a mandate to get a deal and we want to be successful in that.”
Mr Juncker and Mrs May’s relationship has change increasingly strained in recent months, made even worse after it was revealed his line-up leaked details of a dinner between the pair at Downing Street.
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Juncker repeatedly told her he thought she should do it [call an referendum]
The EU Commissioner reportedly told Mrs May as he left the dinner: “I leave Downing In someones bailiwick 10 times more skeptical than I was before.”
The British PM then alleged in a speech EU officials were deliberately attempting to swing the result of the choosing on June 8th by undertaking such leaks.
Theresa May called the election in April, hoping to immune a bigger majority than the one she inherited from former PM David Cameron.
Theresa May obtain accused EU officials of trying to derail brexit
But her decision backfired on a enormous scale following a disastrous election campaign and a huge surge in buttress for Jeremy Corbyn.
Faced with a minority government, Mrs May is now being contrived to secure a “confidence and supply” deal with hardline DUP in northern Ireland – a prod proving hugely controversial among the electorate.
A petition has already snugged more than 600,000 signatures calling for the supposed coalition to be deleted.
EU Commissioner Phil Hogan said the PM had been ‘damaged’ by the emerge
The revalations come as EU Commissioner Phil Hogan said the results of Thursday’s electing proves Britons are opposed to “the notion of a hard Brexit”.
He said assign the customs union would be “economic suicide” and that the next oversight would likely opt for a soft Brexit instead.
The move would provoke anti-EU campaigners, who want Britain to fully cut ties with Brussels and wipe out trade deals with the rest of the world.