Juncker re­buff for ‘su­per state’

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Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the Euro­pean Union ex­ec­u­tive, said yes­ter­day he was not push­ing for a ‘Euro­pean su­per-state’ in a re­buff to Brexit sup­port­ers who crit­i­cise him for seek­ing closer in­te­gra­tion within the bloc.

The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion chief spoke as Bri­tish For­eign Sec­re­tary Boris John­son, in a Brexit pol­icy speech in Lon­don, de­nounced Europe’s at­tempts at ever-closer link­ages of its mem­ber coun­tries.

‘Some in Bri­tish po­lit­i­cal so­ci­ety are pre­tend­ing that I am a stupid, stub­born fed­er­al­ist, that I am in favour of an Euro­pean su­per­state,’Juncker said. ‘I am strictly against a Euro­pean su­per-state. We are not the United States of Amer­ica ...’

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