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Brexit BOMBSHELL: How Merkel BETRAYED UK and got Juncker top EU job

December 5, 2018 2:13 PM
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Brexit BOMBSHELL: How Merkel BETRAYED UK and got Juncker top EU job

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker would never have been appointed President of the European Commission if Angela Merkel had stuck to her word and backed David Cameron’s attempted coup, a tell-all book has revealed.

That evening, Peter Altmaier, her chief of staff at the German Chancellery, made a deal with Martin Selmayr, the German Commission insider who later became Juncker’s chief of staff, to ensure that Juncker got the job.

Shipman recalls that, while this was going on, Downing Street spin doctors “briefed stories about Juncker drinking whisky for breakfast” and when Mr Cameron demanded a show of dissenting hands the following day, just one rose alongside his own – that of Viktor Orban.

This was instrumental not only in its impact on Mr Cameron’s negotiating position at the summit but also in his referendum hopes later in the year.

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Source: express.co.uk

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