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Belgium: 'Those who walk out, have to come back' - Juncker on UK's response to Brexit bill02:15

Belgium: 'Those who walk out, have to come back' - Juncker on UK's response to Brexit bill

Belgium, Brussels
May 3, 2017 at 17:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker stated from Brussels, Wednesday, that from his political experience, those who walk out, "have to come back,", referring to threats made by British Secretary of State for Exiting the EU David Davis.

“I deeply respect the British prime minister,” said Juncker. “I like her as a person. I have noted that she is a tough lady so this is not for the future, this is a real-time description, and I don't think that Davis was right that he was threatening that he would be ready to go out,” he added.

Vice-President of the European Commission Andrus Ansip added in turn that “it is quite easy to walk out. But I think those people who are thinking about walking out, they have to think also about those consequences.”

The remarks come after Davis rejected calls from the EU for the UK to pay a €100bn ($109bn) bill to leave the union, echoing British leader Theresa May’s sentiments that no deal could be better than a bad bill.

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President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker stated from Brussels, Wednesday, that from his political experience, those who walk out, "have to come back,", referring to threats made by British Secretary of State for Exiting the EU David Davis.

“I deeply respect the British prime minister,” said Juncker. “I like her as a person. I have noted that she is a tough lady so this is not for the future, this is a real-time description, and I don't think that Davis was right that he was threatening that he would be ready to go out,” he added.

Vice-President of the European Commission Andrus Ansip added in turn that “it is quite easy to walk out. But I think those people who are thinking about walking out, they have to think also about those consequences.”

The remarks come after Davis rejected calls from the EU for the UK to pay a €100bn ($109bn) bill to leave the union, echoing British leader Theresa May’s sentiments that no deal could be better than a bad bill.

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