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Watch: Steve Barclay’s Jean-Paul Juncker blunder

12 February 2019

5:44 PM

12 February 2019

5:44 PM

Given that there have been three Brexit secretaries, those from the EU side could be forgiven for forgetting the name of the latest British minister in town. Unfortunately Steve Barclay has no such excuse for getting Jean-Claude Juncker’s name wrong. Asked by the BBC what he was up to in Brussels, he responded by saying:

‘It’s to build on the engagement the Prime Minister had last week with Jean-Paul Juncker…’

Oh dear. Mr S hopes that Barclay’s memory for names is no reflection of his grasp of detail on the backstop…


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