JUNCKER ORDERS EUROPE: DON’T HOLD ANY MORE REFERENDUMS AS VOTERS WILL CHOOSE TO LEAVE
SOURCE: EXPRESS UK
Terrified Mr Juncker admitted he knows European’s have a “lack of love” for the Brussels club.
His desperate plea come as Austria’s presidential favourite, Norbert Hofer, threatened to hold a referendum to cut ties with the crumbling bloc if he takes power this weekend.
We can’t deny or take away the people of Europe’s right to express their views
“Regarding referenda on EU membership, I think it is not wise to organise this kind of debate, not only because I might be concerned about the final result but because this will pile more controversy onto the huge number already present at the heart of the EU.
“Besides, I don’t think the next president of Austria, whoever it will be, will launch themselves into this kind of escapade.
“I have learned to tell the difference, between campaign promises and concrete policies.”
The bureaucrat insisted “the existence of the EU is not in doubt” but admitted its weakness is “a lack of love” among the EU’s millions of voters.
His remarks are just the latest salvo between competing visions for the EU’s future, with politicians locked in a battle to determine its direction post-Brexit.