The EU is in “no way responsible” for the consequences of Brexit, Jean-Claude Juncker has said.
The European Commission president said the bloc should not be held accountable for what is a “British decision”, stressing: “The European Union is not leaving the United Kingdom, the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union.”
Speaking to Sky News’ Sophie Ridge, Mr Juncker said: “The EU is in no way responsible for any kind of consequences entailed by the Brexit.
“That’s a British decision, a sovereign decision that we are respecting but don’t try to charge the European Union with the responsibility.”
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Brexit can be described using a “submarine out of cheese” analogy, believes Harvard Professor Yascha Mounk. The lecturer on Government at Harvard University also commented on how the British media and political class have “closed their eyes” to the “predictable mess” that’s occurred over the last two years. Mr Mounk told France 24: “It’s a strange thing in politics where it can seem for a long time fundamental laws of logic don’t apply. So for years you can go on as if it didn’t apply and people start to believe that the laws of logic don’t apply, and then suddenly they all come home to roost.