Jean-Claude Juncker branded David Cameron “one of the great destroyers of modern times” in a fiery speech delivered to a regional parliament in Germany.
The European Commission president said he had been banned from playing any role in the Brexit referendum campaign and that things could have turned out differently had Cameron allowed him to help.
Speaking in the German state of Saarland on Monday, he said: “We know now what the British parliament does not want. But we haven’t yet been able to find out what they do want. In comparison to the British parliament, a sphinx is an open book.
“We need to get the sphinx talking. We’ve had enough of the long silence.”
Using similar rhetoric to that in the European Parliament plenary last week he went on to say: “We were forbidden from being present in any way in the referendum campaign by Mr. Cameron, who is one of the great destroyers of modern times. Because he said the Commission is even less popular in the U.K. than it is in other EU member states.”
“If we had been able to take part in this campaign, we could have asked — and also answered — many questions that are only being asked now.”
— Alan McGuinness (@Alan_McGuinness) April 1, 2019