The prime minister David Cameron says he did not bite the newly elected European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at a European Council meeting in Brussels claiming he merely “lost his balance“.
Just hours after Mr Cameron’s embarrassing defeat over Mr Juncker’s election, the British prime minister told reporters he had lost his balance, accidentally lodging his teeth into the former Luxembourg leader:
“I lost my balance, making my body unstable and falling on top of my opponent,” said Cameron in his defence.
Rejecting accusations the election of Mr Juncker was a humiliating defeat for him personally, Mr Cameron added:
“I accidentally fell and I hit my face against Mr Juncker leaving a small bruise on my cheek and a strong pain in my teeth. In no way it happened how you have described, as a bite or intent to bite him.”
However, German chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders have rejected the British prime minister’s explanation of his behaviour and have called on David Cameron to seek treatment.
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