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This afternoon.

After a working lunch with Mr Juncker, Mr Johnson met Mr Bettel. The pair were due to hold a joint news conference however Mr Johnson did not take part in the media briefing.

Boris Johnson tried to laugh off yells, hisses and anti-Brexit cries of pro-EU demonstrators as he met Mr Bettel.

“Stop the coup. Tell the truth,” said one over a speaker. “Bog off Boris.”

But Mr Johnson laughed and smiled as he walked up to meet Mr Bettel with a handshake and head into the Ministry of State for discussions.

Johnson skips news conference with Xavier Bettel following Brexit meetings (RTÉ)

Clockwise from top left:Joe Duffy, Hailey Keirse sent the card to Jean-Claude Juncker above with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Brussels on Wednesday

Further to mystery surrounding the extraordinary Thank You card ‘sent’ to Jean Claude Juncker by EU fan Hailey Kierse.

Ms Kierse told Joe Duffy on RTÉ Radio One’s ‘Liveline’ yesterday that she sent the appreciation when the President of the European Commission refused to remove the backstop from the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

She said she wanted to “kiss him” as she feared Ireland would become a “whipping boy”, and the Good Friday Agreement would be at risk if the backstop was to be amended.

Ms Kierse asserted “absolutely no agenda” and had not even heard of Mr Juncker before sending the card.

Conor H writes:

The only reference to Ms Kierse on social media is a Twitter account that follows a number of politicians , including Leo, and only has one tweet…

…which was sent out to all news organisations last August. All most odd. Have we been played? What’s going on?


Yesterday: Junck Mail

This morning.

Brussels, Belgium.

UK Prime Minister meets European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker a day after European Council President Donald Tusk said there is a “special place in Hell” for Brexiteers “without a plan”.

In their joint statement following talks in Brussels, Mrs May and Mr Juncker said: “The prime minister described the context in the UK Parliament, and the motivation behind last week’s vote in the House of Commons seeking a legally-binding change to the terms of the backstop.

“She raised various options for dealing with these concerns in the context of the Withdrawal Agreement in line with her commitments to the Parliament.”
Media captionDonald Tusk: “Special place in hell” for those without Brexit plan

Mr Juncker “underlined that the EU27 will not reopen the Withdrawal Agreement” but “expressed his openness” to amending the future relationship to be “more ambitious in terms of content and speed”.

Mrs May is now meeting European Parliament President Antonio Tajani and the Parliament’s Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt.

Brexit: May and Juncker talks ‘robust but constructive’ (BBC)

Yesterday: A Special Place In Hell

Pics: Getty



This afternoon.

Brussels, Belgium.

Taoiseach Leo Vardkar and hooch-soaked, perpetually inappropriate European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker discuss Brexit and backstop.

Fluff his hair.

Fluff his hair.


Earlier: A Special Place In Hell

Rabelaisian, sauce-addled Jean Claude ‘Druncker’ Juncker, President of the European Commission, gets an earful from UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

He has some considerable previous, not least with Sabina that time.

What did you call me? You called me nebulous: Full heated Brexit exchange between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker deciphered by lip readers (Evening Standard)


Can we impeach this guy?

Go home.

Following his filthy display of ‘continental charm’ at the Aras…

Jean Claude ‘On the juice’ Juncker, perpetually partying President of the European Commission, continues his ‘lost weekend’.

On our dime.


Jean-Claude Juncker seen stumbling and in wheelchair at Nato event (Independent.co.uk)

Previously: Hands Off


Leave her, Juncker!

This morning.

Phoenix Park, Dublin

President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker with President and Sabina Higgins during a courtesy call to Aras an Uachtarain on the second day of his official visit to Ireland.

Oily fupper.

Yesterday: Ireland’s Most Powerful Man Meets Taoiseach

Sam Boal/RollingNews


Croke Park, Dublin

Jean-Claude Juncker (centre) with, from left: Henry Shefflin, Phil Hogan (European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development), Simon Coveney, and President of the GAA John Horan.