Jean Claude-Juncker mocks Jacob Rees-Mogg's tweet about the UK being 'as difficult as possible'

Thursday 11 April 2019 08:30
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Last night, Brexit was delayed until October 31 which is fittingly on Halloween, the night when everyone celebrates ghost, ghouls and other scary stuff.

Whilst we have another six months of Brexit misery to wade through, we still have our own monsters and ghastly creatures to deal with, even before All Hallows Eve.

We were reminded of this thanks to a speech given by the president of the EU commission Jean-Claude Juncker late last night, where he took a subtle jab at Tory MP and Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg.

The 64-year-old from Luxembourg said:

I know that in parts of Europe, sometimes in Britain too, there is this idea that Britain could block, in the next coming years, decisions of the European Union.

We have heard voices coming from Britain, saying that Britain wants to be a very difficult partner of the others. That's nothing new. 

The statement elicited a few chuckles from the audience who were all too aware of what Juncker was referencing.

A few days ago, Rees-Mogg suggested that if the UK is given a long Brexit extension then the UK should be 'as difficult as possible' and 'veto' and 'obstruct' any schemes or policies.

Jucker's dig at Rees-Mogg went down a treat in the early hours of Thursday morning on Twitter.

Elsewhere, people are critcising Rees-Mogg for being such a stick-in-the-mud over Brexit and essentially preventing the one thing that he really, really wanted.

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