EU Boss Says Brexit Will ‘Have Negative Consequences for the British’, Wants Top EU Job for ‘Lovable’ Merkel

TOPSHOT - President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker (C) rings a bell to open the Weekly College meeting at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on April 3, 2019. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP) (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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Any kind of Brexit will hurt the British people, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has claimed, in an interview in which he also praised Angela Merkel as a “lovable work of art” and recommended her for a top EU job once she steps down as the Chancellor of Germany.

“Nobody knows how Brexit will end,” the European Commission chief remarked, telling the German Funke Media Group there was still a possibility of Britain having a clean, No Deal exit from the bloc, despite Theresa May agreeing another delay of up to six months before Article 50 negotiations expire and the country actually leaves the bloc.

“This is creating great uncertainty. There is still a fear that there will be a hard Brexit without any withdrawal treaty arrangements,” Juncker said, lamenting that the United Kingdom’s exit from Europe would “stifle growth” across the continent.

“We have to be prepared for a soft as well as a hard Brexit … [but] in any case, the exit will have negative consequences – for the British more than for the EU,” he claimed threateningly.

“There will be no Single Market-based solution. As I see it, the British side bears 100 percent of the responsibility for this.”

Stating that “the ball was in Britain’s court”, Juncker urged British MPs to support Prime Minister Theresa May’s super-soft Brexit deal — which would keep the country tied up to many EU institutions and laws — adding: “I hope that the British will make use of this time and not waste it again”.

The Luxembourg native, who was the choice of Europe’s neoliberal “centre-right” European People’s Party (EPP) parliamentary grouping to lead the unelected Commission, also used the interview to praise the German leader, asserting that Mrs Merkel would be “highly qualified” for a top position in Brussels once she steps down as Chancellor in 2021.

“She is not only a respected person but also a lovable work of art,” Juncker claimed on behalf of the globalist German premier, whose decision to open Europe’s borders to millions of third world migrants sparked chaos and fueled a populist surge across the bloc.

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