On shelves tomorrow.
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
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.
Yesterday: A Special Place In Hell
John Bercow is just the best EVER!! pic.twitter.com/fD1BhXT8Et
— ARTIST TAXI DRIVER (@chunkymark) February 6, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Vardkar and hooch-soaked, perpetually inappropriate European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker discuss Brexit and backstop.
Fluff his hair.
Fluff his hair.
Joint statement by European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. As expected, very firm on keeping the backstop pic.twitter.com/ibPtIWJhl1
— Michael Brennan (@obraonain) February 6, 2019
Earlier: A Special Place In Hell
NEW – Two expert lipreaders tell 5 News that Theresa May accuses Jean-Claude Juncker of describing her as nebulous.
This is how the conversation went, according to the lipreaders: pic.twitter.com/IuP99fJiXG
— Channel 5 News (@5_News) December 14, 2018
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.
— Ruptly (@Ruptly) December 14, 2018
Can we impeach this guy?
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.
Previously: Hands Off
Leave her, Juncker!
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.
Yesterday: Ireland’s Most Powerful Man Meets Taoiseach
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.