EU chief Juncker urges Remainers to find a 'way out' of Brexit as he admits he feels personally responsible for the looming 'catastrophe'

Mail Online | 1/17/2018 | James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline
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Jean-Claude Juncker today ramped up Brussels' bid to derail Brexit - urging Remainers to find a 'way out' of leaving the EU.

The European Commission president said he would 'facilitate' the UK if there was a change in policy about cutting ties with the bloc.

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Admitting that he felt personally responsible for the looming 'catastrophe', he also vowed to keep making the point that Brexit could be reversed despite admitting it was causing 'irritation' inLondon.

The comments, in a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg this morning, are the latest stage in a concerted effort by top Eurocrats to avert Britain's departure.

Yesterday - Council - President - Donald - Tusk

Yesterday European Council president Donald Tusk told Britain there was still time for a 'change of heart', adding: 'Our hearts are still open to you'.

The appeal follows debate in the UK about the possibility of a second referendum.

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The prospect of halting Brexit was fuelled last week when Nigel Farage seemingly endorsed the prospect of another referendum - although he later backtracked.

Brexiteers condemned the idea of a rethink as 'absurd' and warned Brussels was trying to destabilise Theresa May ahead of crucial trade talks.

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Last night, the PM used talks with Austrian president Sebastian Kurz to send a message to the EU that she had no intention of reopening the question.

No10 said she told Mr Kurz, who is due to hold the rotating presidency of the EU, that 'the Government will respect the decision taken by the British public to leave the EU'.

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Downing Street also rejected suggestions that the free movement of people could stay until a possible transition period ends in 2021.

Speaking in Strasbourg today, Mr Juncker suggested that the UK would be allowed to reverse the Article 50 process of leaving the EU.

He...
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