Cable blasts Juncker as ‘pompous’
SIR Vince Cable last night launched a new verbal assault on EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, branding him ‘pompous, self-important and overpaid’.
The Lib Dem leader called for Mr Juncker to be sacked and mocked his ‘vision’ of a United States of Europe. In a reference to his reported drinking habits, Sir Vince said: ‘Since Mr Juncker has several visions, perhaps he should go and see an optician.’
Pro-European Sir Vince said Juncker should be replaced by someone ‘more attuned to reality and public opinion’.
His comments, made at the start of his party’s conference in Bournemouth, come after Eurocrat Juncker, who earns nearly £300,000 a year, said Britain would ‘regret’ Brexit.
Sir Vince said: ‘Juncker embodies many of the EU’s failings. He is pompous, selfimportant and overpaid. It is people like him who give the European project a bad name.’