Boris To Lunch With Junker

24 hours after accusing Brits of being “Part time Europeans” TBG can sensationally reveal that JEAN Claude Juncker is to meet Boris as early as Tuesday of next week.

TBG understands that Mr Johnson will meet the president of the European Commission for a working lunch in Luxembourg, rather than Brussels.

A spokeswoman for the European Commission said that the decision to meet in Luxembourg was by “common accord” and that they would have lunch in a “neutral location”.

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator said: “I cannot tell you objectively whether contacts with the government of Mr Johnson will be able to reach an agreement by mid-October.”

“While we have previously reached an agreement, as far as we can speak, we have no reason to be optimistic.”

“We will see if the British are able to make concrete proposals in writing that are legally operational.”