Juncker Lashes Out At British Lawmakers: "Why Are You Here?"

Having reportedly banned his EU-27 colleagues from talking to The Brits...

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker asked lawmakers of Britain's anti-EU UKIP on Tuesday why they had attended a European Parliament session to discuss the consequences of the British vote to leave the bloc. As Reuters reports,

"We must respect British democracy and the way it has expressed its view," Juncker said in a speech to parliament, words that were greeted by rare applause from the UKIP members present.

 

"That's the last time you are applauding here... and to some extent I'm really surprised you are here. You are fighting for the exit. The British people voted in favor of the exit. Why are you here?" Juncker continued, breaking from his speech text.

Before the session began, Farage had gone over to speak to Juncker. Both men appeared relaxed and as Farage made to leave, Juncker pulled him close and gave him an air-kiss on the cheek...

 

Juncker said he would make no apology for being "sad" at the result of the British vote - "I am not a robot," he said, "I am not a gray bureaucrat."