Jean-Claud Junker Under Fire Over Use of ‘Presidential Order’

epa05395719 European Commission President Jean- Claude Juncker (L) tries to block a photographer's view on Nigel Farage (R), leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), prior to the start of a plenary session of the European Parliament, in Brussels, Belgium, 28 June 2016. The session will focus on the so-called 'Brexit' and is held ahead of a EU Summit. Later this afternoon EU leaders will met for the first time since the British referendum, in which 51.9 percent voted to leave the European Union (EU). EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

A few days after the referendum that voted in favour of the removal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the European commission President Jena-Claud Junker made a ‘presidential order’ that no European Diplomats could negotiate with the UK until Article 50 was invoked which signals our intent to leave the EU.

It seems clear now what he meant when he previously stated that the UK would face ‘consequences’ for leaving. It’s obvious that he wants to make an example of the UK so that other countries are less inclined to follow suit, especially with the rise of several strongly anti-European parties throughout Europe. This shouldn’t come as much a surprise however, Junker has never really been much of a fan of democracy with quotes such as.

“When it becomes serious, you have to lie.”

“If it’s a Yes, we will say ‘on we go’, and if it’s a No we will say ‘we continue’,”

“I’m ready to be insulted as being insufficiently democratic, but I want to be serious … I am for secret, dark debates”

Unfortunately for him, on this occasion it seems as though he might be running into some legal trouble over the legitimacy of such an order which he has no power to make. If this illegitimate order is lifted Britain can go straight back to negotiating Brexit with the EU.

The legal team representing the Fair Deal for Expats were told by the Commission themselves that there was no such thing as a ‘Presidential Order’ which adds to the humiliation Junker faces. This shows the disregard that Junker has for Britain with his willingness to ignore the rules of the EU to punish us.

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