Jean-Claude Juncker is always good for a bon mot.
“Everything has an end. Only the sausage has two,” the Luxembourger said when he stepped down as president of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers in 2013.
Less harmless was another comment that slipped out when Mr. Juncker was prime minister of Luxembourg. In front of TV cameras at the height of the euro debt crisis in May 2011, he said: “When it becomes serious, you have to lie.”
This sentence raised considerable doubts about Mr. Juncker’s credibility – even though at that moment he was more honest than normal for top-ranking politicians.
It is much the same with the latest silly thing Mr. Juncker has said.