'Why are you here?' Juncker asks Brexit lawmakers

June 28, 2016 8:53 AM

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'Why are you here?' Juncker asks Brexit lawmakers

BRUSSELS European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker asked lawmakers of Britain's anti-EU UKIP on Tuesday why they had attended a European Parliament session to discuss the consequences of the British vote to leave the bloc.

"We must respect British democracy and the way it has expressed its view," Juncker said in a speech to parliament, words that were greeted by rare applause from the UKIP members present.

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