Juncker’s outright threat towards the British people.

“European Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the UK that “deserters won’t be welcomed back with open arms”

Breaking from Brussels would see the UK “considered a third party and one we won’t suck up to”, says the EU commission president.

16:04, UK, Friday 20 May 2016

 

Jean-Claude Juncker

Mr Juncker’s tough-talking is set to infuriate eurosceptics

In hard-hitting comments, which have sparked accusations of intimidation among eurosceptics, he said the UK would “have to bear the consequences” if it voted to quit the 28-member bloc.

In the event of Britain breaking away, it “would be considered a third party and one we won’t suck up to”, he added.

The tough-talking by the commission president is set to inflame the already rancorous referendum campaign being waged in the UK.

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In an interview with the French newspaper Le Monde, Mr Juncker said: “Deserters won’t be welcomed back with open arms.

“If the British say ‘no’ and I hope they don’t, (European) community life won’t go on like before.

“The UK will have to accept it’ll be considered a third party and one we won’t suck up to.”

He added: “If the British leave Europe – both us and them – will have to bear the consequences.

“This isn’t a threat, but our relationship won’t be as it is today.”

He also said reforms secured earlier this year by David Cameron in a renegotiation of Britain’s membership of the EU would be implemented if the UK decided to stay in.

http://news.sky.com/story/1699424/eu-chief-juncker-warns-uk-over-deserters

 

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