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Jean-Claude Juncker warns of no deal if MPs dont back Mays Brexit deal

European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker has made it clear the UK will have no more chances to negotiate a B..

By admin , in England , at November 26, 2018

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European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker has made it clear the UK will have no more chances to negotiate a Brexit deal after members approved Theresa Mays plan.

He told BBC Radio 4s Today programme this is the only deal possible and that if MPs vote it down in the House of Commons we would have no deal.

The EU commission president said the deal agreed between the EU and the Prime Minister is not a humiliation for Britain, but he added: Everybody is losing.

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, center, kisses European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, as European Council President Donald Tusk looks on after a media conference at the conclusion of an EU summit in Brussels, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. European Union gathered Sunday to seal an agreement on Britain's departure from the bloc next year, the first time a member country will have left the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Jean-Claude Juncker kisses European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier after giving Mays deal the official seal of approval (Picture: AP)

On Sunday at a summit in Brussels, the remaining 27 EU leaders officially approved Mrs Mays Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, meaning it will now go back to Parliament for a meaningful vote.

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It is expected that MPs will vote on the deal before Christmas.

Mr Juncker re-iterated that there will be no more negotiation and insisted it is the best deal for Britain.

This is the only deal possible. So, if the House (of Commons) says no, we would have no deal, he told Today.

Its not the intention of the Prime Minister, the Cabinet, nor of the Parliament, to go for a second referendum. This is the deal.

epa07189049 British Prime Minister Theresa May gives a press conference at the end of European Council in Brussels, Belgium, 25 November 2018. The leaders of the 27 remaining EU member countries (EU27) have endorsed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement and approved the draft political declaration on future EU-UK relations in a special meeting of the European Council on Britain leaving the EU under Article 50. EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

Juncker said that under Brexit everyone is losing (Picture: EPA)

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Asked if the Brexit negotiation was a punishment process for the UK, Mr Juncker said: I dont understand why the British people, and I like the British people for so many including historical reasons, why they are feeling that they are humiliated.

I dont see that because numerous points of view of the British have been taken into this deal. So, this is not a humiliation for Britain.

Asked about his previous comments that the Brexit process felt like a failure, Mr Juncker said: Everybody is losing.

He added: Is it a failure on the British behalf that you are telling people year after year, month after month, day after day, that the membership of Britain in the European Union is a bad thing for the British citizens?

I dont think that the European Union is guilty for the result, its the responsibility of Britain. Only of Britain, of nobody else.

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