Ahead of the European Parliament elections, mister Jean Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission lashed out angrily and arrogantly against anti-establishment, right-wing populist forces who are forecasted to have their biggest victory yet in the continent
This Wednesday, May 22nd, on the eve of the European elections for some countries such as the United Kingdom or the Netherlands, Mr. Juncker gave an interview to CNN, slamming the populist and nationalist forces in Europe as well as virtue signaling for migrants and other displays of xenophilia, one of the reasons why these parties are doing so well in the polls.
“These populist, nationalists, stupid nationalists, they are in love with their own countries. They don’t like those coming from far away, I like those coming from far away … we have to act in solidarity with those who are in a worse situation than we are in” Juncker told to the reporter.
In regards to the Brexit saga, Juncker said the process has been very helpful when it comes to support for the European Union, as “the number of those in favour of the European Union is increasing because people are watching what is happening and they are seeing that leaving the European Union is not as easy as they were told.”
The European Commissioner also added: “We have to stop this process because it’s harming the general atmosphere in Europe,” Juncker said. “It’s harming growth perspectives worldwide.” He later added: “I am getting fed up because we are waiting for the next extension,” referring to Britain’s repeated requests for more time to negotiate Brexit.
Juncker told the interviewer as well he didn’t think the U.K. should hold another referendum on EU membership because “the result might not be any different,” but finalized by saying: “I hope they will agree among themselves, and they will leave [the EU] by the end of October … I think it’s their patriotic duty to get an agreement.”