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Now he’s sorry? Contrite Juncker finally admits dinner leaks were a ‘serious mistake’

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker admitted leaks about his discussions with Theresa May over a Downing Street dinner were a “serious mistake”.

Jean-Claude Juncker and Theresa May meet at No 10GETTY               Jean-Claude Juncker and Theresa May met at No 10 in April


The President of the European Commission was alleged to have remarked: “I leave Downing Street 10 times as sceptical as I was before.”And he reportedly

 Reports of angry exchanges between the Prime Minister and Brussels chief, leaked to a German newspaper, caused a huge fallout on either side of the channel.
But today, Mr Juncker insisted he was not responsible for the scathing account of his meeting with .

Theresa May kisses Jean Claude JunckerGETTY                  The President of the European Commission claimed the meeting had been a “disaster”


The leader said: “I am very good at being self-critical, but this I do not want to be accused for.”He added: “Regardless of the association of participants in this dinner, the fact that this conversation was reported was a serious mistake.”And he revealed he actually got on “very well” with Mrs May, who he described as “a tough lady.”But last week, he also publicly 

Theresa May and Jean Claude Juncker at NO 10GETTY               Mr Juncker insisted he was not responsible for the scathing account of his meeting


Regardless of the association of participants in this dinner, the fact that this conversation was reported was a serious mistake

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

But the briefing, which took place at 10 Downing Street last month, sparked a furious reaction from the British Prime Minister – who subsequently accused the EU of trying to interfere in the General Election and “run over us” in talks.And she accused European politicians and officials of plotting to “deliberately affect” the result of next month’s poll by issuing “threats” against Britain.She said: “During the Conservative Party leadership campaign, I was described by one of my colleagues as a bloody difficult woman.
“And I said at the time the next person to find that out will be Jean-Claude Juncker.”In Europe too, the leaked information was met with a serious backlash., the German Chancellor, was

Theresa May and JunckerGETTY          Mrs May warned Juncker she would be a “bloody difficult woman”


While Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, called for more “discretion” over private talks.The meeting was attended only by the EU chief and his Chief of Cabinet Martin Selmayr, along with Mrs May and one of her advisors.It has now been rumoured that Mr Selmayr passed on that information, but this has not been confirmed.

Theresa May and Juncker at Downing StreetGETTY                  Mr Juncker allegedly describe Mrs May as “deluded” and “in another galaxy”


However, the reports make it clear there is great skepticism in the EU Commission about a successful conclusion of the negotiations with the UK.And relations between Britain and Brussels have taken an even bigger nosedive after the negative briefings.Mr Juncker sparked fresh anger when he used a press conference in Florence to take another dig at Britain –
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/802330/Jean-Claude-Juncker-serious-mistake-Theresa-May-Brexit-talks-Downing-Street

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