Jean-Claude Juncker is the poster boy for EU arrogance and authoritarianism:
On Greece's economic meltdown in 2011
"When it becomes serious, you have to lie."
On EU monetary policy
"I'm ready to be insulted as being insufficiently democratic, but I want to be serious … I am for secret, dark debates"
On British calls for a referendum over the Lisbon Treaty
"Of course there will be transfers of sovereignty. But would I be intelligent to draw the attention of public opinion to this fact?,"
On the French referendum over the EU constitution
"If it's a Yes, we will say 'on we go', and if it's a No we will say 'we continue',"
On the introduction of the euro
"We decide on something, leave it lying around, and wait and see what happens. If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people don't understand what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning back."
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