‘You’ll have a post-mortem!’ Juncker taunts May ahead of Brexit dinner as French PM laughs

16 Oct

He initially stonewalled, responding: “I have never understood why journalists, even the most eminent journalists, ask for the outcome of a meeting before the meeting takes place.” 

But then, as Mr Philippe turned away and giggled, he added: “Yes, I’m going to see Mrs May tonight and you’re going to have the report of it. It will be the post-mortem report.” 

It is not the first time Mr Juncker has used the phrase in a humorous way to discuss policies. However, his remarks came at a sensitive time and just minutes after the EU Commission insisted the dinner is not even technically about Brexit, dashing British hopes it could herald a major breakthrough. 

And one EU official said that “nothing has changed” since the two sides met last week for the latest round of negotiations, meaning any new developments on the divorce proceedings front are unlikely. 

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