The President of the European Council has waded into the EU referendum question in the UK and announced that the people of the UK have no “desire” for leaving the EU and that David Cameron “wants to dock his country permanently to Europe”.
Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader said, "The British people are fed up to the back teeth with Eurocrats telling us what we want, what is good for us, how to run our businesses and how we organise our society.
"Now he tells us we do not want to run our own lives. Of course this man, elected from a short-list of one, with no popular democratic mandate and no means of accountability wants to maintain the control of the unelected unwanted Eurocrats. Well he would, wouldn’t he? Mr Juncker should wind his neck in about what the British people want or do not want, he does not know us. However, as someone who regularly talks with David Cameron, he does seem to have some insight into the Prime Minister’s mind."
Mr Juncker was talking to the German newspaper the Süddeutsche Zeitung which can be read here (subscription required).