Boris Johnson pulled out of a planned outdoors press conference with Luxembourg’s prime minister on Monday after he was greeted with the deafening sound of protesters gathered on the streets to meet him.
The UK prime minister was due to field questions from European journalists after meeting for talks with the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, and Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel.
However, Johnson was met by boos from protesters before the press conference. Officials initially suggested that they would issue a prerecorded playback of Johnson and Bettel later on Monday.
Bettel instead made a statement to the press alone, standing alongside an empty lectern intended for Johnson. Bettel used the opportunity to accuse Johnson of seeking to push the blame for the Brexit impasse onto Europe.
“Brexit is not my choice,” Bettel said, adding, “Don’t put the blame on us because now they don’t know how to get of this situation they put themselves in.”
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