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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker threw a little dance move before a speech on Monday, raising a laugh at Brussels as he seemed to mimic Theresa May but angering supporters of the floundering British prime minister and her Brexit plan.
May sashayed on stage last week to the tune of Abba’s”Dancing Queen” – a self-mocking gag about a recent visit to South Africa where she had danced with school kids.
May then used the stage to rally her split party behind her attempts to negotiate a smooth withdrawal from the European Union.
Preparing to talk at a seminar on Monday, Juncker was not able to begin as the music continued to play in the hallway.
A few seconds was sufficient to provoke laughter in the room as the music faded.
Juncker gave a wide grin in response.
Britons were quick to see how close his expressions were to May’s before her keynote address last Wednesday at the yearly summit of her Conservative Party.
The pro-Brexit Daily Mail stated he seemed to”mock” May, while online comments on its site revealed anger over the EU’s refusal to accept the May government’s provisions for leaving the bloc following March.
A former premier of Luxembourg who is now a spokesman for Juncker, said his improvised performance was”not directed at anybody” and repeated that the Commission president has”great respect” for May.