Macabre Juncker speaks of Brexit and autopsy

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was asked today (16 October), as he faced the press together with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, what is expected from his meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May to be held this evening.

May travels to Brussels today for talks with Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker after deadlock in Brexit talks appeared to dash British hopes that a summit later in the week could launch negotiations on future trade ties.

Guess who’s coming for dinner? Theresa May in Brussels today

UK Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Brussels on Monday (16 October) for talks with Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker after deadlock in Brexit talks appeared to dash British hopes that a summit later in the week could launch negotiations on future trade ties.

“I will see Ms May tonight, we will discuss, and you will see [the result] at the autopsy”, Juncker said.

This is not the first time Juncker uses this macabre expression, but the context makes it more interesting.

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