Jean Claude-Juncker’s drinking habits have been discussed at the highest levels by European leaders who privately have concerns over the lifestyle of the continent’s president-in-waiting, it has emerged.
With David Cameron facing defeat in his attempt to prevent Mr Juncker being confirmed as president of the European Commission, it can be disclosed that a series of allegations about his alcohol consumption have been the subject of top-level talks.
His views, beliefs, career, method of being chosen, the very existence of the job he’s in the running for, all these might be problems. But booze? No, that’s not a problem.
Hell, we beat off the German socialists with a leader who breakfasted on champagne. Quite a good tactic for dealing with Martin Schultz you might think.