Ca­ble blasts Juncker as ‘pompous’

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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.’

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