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Slap in face for David Cameron as Angela Merkel backs Jean-Claude Juncker as European president
mirror.co.uk ^ | June 10, 2014 | Jack Blanchard

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 Europe’s top job.

The German Chancellor dismissed Mr Cameron’s “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. That’s 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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1 posted on 06/13/2014 11:22:12 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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2 posted on 06/13/2014 11:46:42 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Jean-Claude Juncker

Christian Social People's Party

3 posted on 06/13/2014 11:52:10 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Jean-Claude Juncker in 2011: “When it becomes serious, you have to lie.”


4 posted on 06/14/2014 12:00:59 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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Diminished France Loses Influence in Europe
An array of diplomats and officials involved in EU policymaking told Reuters France's influence, sapped by its persistent economic problems, has been hit further by the election, in which the Socialists came a distant third behind Marine Le Pen's far-right and the opposition conservatives.

"Hollande is a devalued currency," a former European affairs minister from one member state said. "If we need something, we go to the Germans. Before, we used to go to the French as a way of bringing the Germans around. Now France is mostly absent."

5 posted on 06/14/2014 12:28:50 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Juncker aside, who else might become Commission president?
6 posted on 06/14/2014 12:33:03 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Politicians lie, but David Cameron's mendacity is breathtaking
8 posted on 06/14/2014 12:41:17 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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David Cameron tells porkies about Britain’s national debt

UK national debt clock

9 posted on 06/14/2014 12:49:15 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Jean-Claude Juncker profile: “When it becomes serious, you have to lie”
10 posted on 06/14/2014 12:53:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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(ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

The photo you posted in response #7 must be removed because Getty Images allow none of their photos to be posted on Free Republic.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 1:01:13 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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Jean-Claude Juncker honestly states: “When it becomes serious, you have to lie”


12 posted on 06/14/2014 1:02:38 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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I see, thank you.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 1:04:45 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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More like a kick in the balls than a slap in the face.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 1:08:33 AM PDT by expat1000
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Piledriver
15 posted on 06/14/2014 1:14:08 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Star Trek: Liar’s Paradox (I, Mudd)
16 posted on 06/14/2014 1:16:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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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?


17 posted on 06/14/2014 1:31:43 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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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.


18 posted on 06/14/2014 1:35:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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Right, didn't think so...

Maybe you can convince the UK about free markets, they seem to have other ideas.

19 posted on 06/14/2014 1:40:08 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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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.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 1:59:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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That’s got to be the most obscure video on youtube!


21 posted on 06/14/2014 2:28:25 AM PDT by expat1000
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Cameron was in need of a good blocking. he’s an 0bama groupie..


22 posted on 06/14/2014 11:59:57 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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