Skip to comments.Slap in face for David Cameron as Angela Merkel backs Jean-Claude Juncker as European president
Posted on 06/13/2014 11:22:12 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
David Cameron was humiliated as Angela Merkel slapped down his bid to block Jean-Claude Juncker from Europes top job.
The German Chancellor dismissed Mr Camerons threat that Britain could leave the EU if arch-federalist Mr Juncker becomes president of the European Commission.
I am for Jean-Claude Juncker , a defiant Mrs Merkel said at a summit of European leaders in Sweden.
As Mr Cameron looked on, she added: We act in a European spirit. Threats are not part and parcel of that spirit. Thats not how we usually proceed.
Her words represent a major setback for the Tory PM, who had hoped to build support for his opposition to the appointment of Mr Juncker at the four-way summit in Harpsund.
Mr Cameron was left isolated as Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt and Dutch PM Mark Rutte made clear that discussions over next the Commission president had not even been top of the agenda.
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Jean-Claude Juncker in 2011: “When it becomes serious, you have to lie.”
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Jean-Claude Juncker honestly states: When it becomes serious, you have to lie
I see, thank you.
More like a kick in the balls than a slap in the face.
Whether one agrees or not, Juncker is honest with his statement about protecting financial markets at a critical moment from collapse and devastating people’s wealth.
Unlike many other politician’s breathtaking mendacity and paying down the debt.
Got a Star Trek video for that?
You just blew up Norman again. Calling Juncker honest is a paradox in and of itself. Markets can’t be “protected” from the ravages of “social(ist)” anything; only way to keep markets viable is for them to be free.
Maybe you can convince the UK about free markets, they seem to have other ideas.
I’d sure like to. They’re still lost in a world of Labour thinking. Juncker of course will only bring more of that particular mentality to the continent, the only difference between him and others vying for that precious appointed position is his being candid (rather than honest) about his intentions.
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