Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker's right-hand man calls decision 'stupid', says it could still be reversed

Brexit: EU official calls decision 'stupid', says it could still be reversed

Martin Selmayr, who is Jean-Claude Juncker's chief of staff, made the remarks at a Brussels press conference

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A top EU official has said the UK could still reverse its decision to leave the European Union. 

Martin Selmayr, who is Jean-Claude Juncker's chief of staff, said it was still legally possible for the UK to turn back from its current path.

Speaking at a press conference in Brussels, Selmayr branded Brexit "bad" and the vote to leave "stupid."

His comments were described as "pig-headed" by Nigel Farage, the former leader of Ukip.

Selmayr's remarks come at a time when the UK and EU are at odds over the progress of the exit negotiations.

They were also made ahead of a crucial vote in Parliament on the proposed EU withdrawal bill, or the Great Repeal Bill. 

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