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Title: EU President Jean-Claude Juncker has a problem
Post by: pr126 on October 05, 2018, 11:01:17 AM
 EU President Jean-Claude Juncker has a problem  (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5970335/Jean-Claude-Juncker-accused-alcoholic-govern.html)

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The EU Council President is an alcoholic who binges on gin and leaves his ambitious but unelected deputy to govern, according to explosive new claims.

Jean-Claude Juncker - one of the most powerful men in Brussels - has been spotted stumbling around and unable to walk at the recent NATO summit.

He has repeatedly denied claims that he is an alcoholic and insisted that his sometimes shambolic appearance is down to chronic back pain known as sciatica.

But in an explosive new account, a Brussels insider says that he had heard the EU politician is 'a little too fond of the bottle'.

And Mr Juncker has left his ambitious and unelected chief civil servant Martin Selmayr - dubbed 'the monster' - to run the Commission, it is claimed.

Writing in The Spectator, Jean Quatremer - a French journalist who has covered the EU for years - says Brussels is awash with talk of the President's out-of-control drinking.
Title: Re: EU President Jean-Claude Juncker has a problem
Post by: Munch on October 05, 2018, 11:25:18 AM
Gotta give it to trump, least he hasn't sunk this low.
Title: Re: EU President Jean-Claude Juncker has a problem
Post by: Baruch on October 05, 2018, 12:45:17 PM
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Gotta give it to trump, least he hasn't sunk this low.

A Frenchman drinks gin?  Incredable.
Title: Re: EU President Jean-Claude Juncker has a problem
Post by: Baruch on October 05, 2018, 12:46:11 PM
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Gotta give it to trump, least he hasn't sunk this low.

You need to take all the EU officials, shave their heads, and tattoo "EU" on their head.
Title: Re: EU President Jean-Claude Juncker has a problem
Post by: pr126 on October 05, 2018, 12:55:38 PM
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A Frenchman drinks gin?  Incredibable.
He is Belgian not French.
He drinks anything. Methylated spirits. Battery acid. Kerosene. Jet fuel.
Title: Re: EU President Jean-Claude Juncker has a problem
Post by: Baruch on October 05, 2018, 01:06:49 PM
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He is Belgian not French.
He drinks anything. Methylated spirits. Battery acid. Kerosene. Jet fuel.

But ... Fleming or Walloon?  If Fleming, then my objection stands.  If Walloon, then gin is OK for him.