«Smoky»: what's really behind the clash between May and Juncker

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:16:42 +0100

Smoky: a word was enough to raise the tension between the British premier Theresa May and the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker during the Friday negotiations for Brexit, the exit of Britain from the European Union. May, visibly angry, has stopped Juncker at the discussion table in Brussels, asking him something that is not heard from the audio, but was read by the lab experts. How did you call me? Did you call me smoky? says May with the air of someone who is not at all happy. No, I did not, Juncker answers, shaking his head. But what was a heated conversation between the two leaders due to?