Juncker: ‘Patriots don’t resign when things get difficult – they stay’

“I could understand that the remain camp needs weeks to reflect but I don’t understand that the Brexit camp needs months before knowing what to do,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (5 July) in Strasbourg.

Juncker’s comments came after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a shock referendum on 23 June.

“I would have thought they would have a plan. Instead of developing a plan, they are leaving the boat,” Juncker told the plenary session of the European Parliament.

“Patriots don’t resign when things get difficult – they stay,” he said referring to UKIP MEP Nigel Farage and former London Mayor Boris Johnson who either resigned or refused to take any responsibility after the Brexit vote for which they had campaigned.

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