Mr Juncker, whose time period on the helm of the European govt will come to an finish by January 2020, additionally stated he was ‘firmly convinced’ the referendum ‘would go wrong’.
The former Prime Minister of Luxembourg was chatting with German journal Der Speigel and stated he made a £1 achieve from the Leave vote in 2016.
He stated: ‘I used to be a kind of early on who was firmly satisfied that this referendum would go unsuitable.
‘When then-Prime Minister David Cameron told me on the sidelines of the 2014 G-20 summit in Brisbane that he actually needed to carry a Brexit referendum, I told him: “You’re going to lose it”.
‘I made a guess with the European commissioner of British nationality on the time, Jonathan Hill: I get a pound from you if the Remainers lose, you get a euro in the event you win.
‘I have that pound today.’
Britain’s departure from the European Union was initially as a result of happen on March 29, and was later postponed to May 22, and October 31.
A so-called flextension has been granted till January 31 and, since then, a General Election has been referred to as for December 12 the place Brexit is predicted to be a key concern.
Mr Juncker was requested about why he opted to not combat for a Remain vote and stated he had acquired ‘many invitations’ to marketing campaign.
He stated: ‘Cameron made it clear that he didn’t have any use for me.
‘The European Commission is even much less well-liked in Britain than it’s on the Continent. I made a decision to not get entangled.
‘Looking at it today, I think that was a big mistake. So many lies were told, including by current Prime Minister Boris Johnson, that there needed to be a voice to counter them.’