10/03/2017 14:25 GMT | Updated 10/03/2017 16:08 GMT

EU Chief Jean-Claude Juncker Wants UK To Rejoin EU After Brexit

Nigel Farage clearly has different ideas.

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Jean-Claude Juncker

One of the EU’s most senior politicians has said he hopes Britain will one day rejoin the Union after Brexit.

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday he wanted to be “in the same boat” as Britain, and declared his optimsim that the country would one day “re-enter the boat”.

Speaking at a press conference in Brussels, he said: “I don’t like Brexit because I would like to be in the same boat as the British.

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Theresa May is also in Brussels meeting EU leaders

“The day will come when the British will re-enter the boat, I hope.

“But Brexit is not the end of the European Union, nor the end of all our developments, nor the end of our continental ambitions.”

Former Ukip leader and arch-Brexiteer Nigel Farage couldn’t resist responding with a pop about Juncker, writing on Twitter:

Theresa May is also in Brussels for a summit with other EU countries’ leaders.

She spoke there last night to answer questions on the National Insurance contributions hike for self-employed workers, a policy that appeared to unravel less than 24 hours after it was announced in the Spring Budget.