EU President Jean-Claude Juncker 'is a drunk who binges on GIN instead of water at meetings', leaving his aide - nicknamed 'the monster' - running the Commission, shock new account claims
Jean-Claude Juncker spotted stumbling and in a wheelchair at NATO summit
Explosive new account suggests he binges on gin at meetings and is a drunk
Mr Juncker - one of the EU's most powerful men - has denied he is an alcoholic
By KATE FERGUSON, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 15:18 BST, 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 18:17 BST, 19 July 2018
The EU Council President is an alcoholic who binges on gin and leaves his ambitious but unelected deputy to govern, according to explosive new claims.
Jean-Claude Juncker - one of the most powerful men in Brussels - has been spotted stumbling around and unable to walk at the recent NATO summit.
He has repeatedly denied claims that he is an alcoholic and insisted that his sometimes shambolic appearance is down to chronic back pain known as sciatica.
But in an explosive new account, a Brussels insider says that he had heard the EU politician is 'a little too fond of the bottle'.
And Mr Juncker has left his ambitious and unelected chief civil servant Martin Selmayr - dubbed 'the monster' - to run the Commission, it is claimed.
Writing in The Spectator, Jean Quatremer - a French journalist who has covered the EU for years - says Brussels is awash with talk of the President's out-of-control drinking.
He's going to lead the EU army into battle against the Russian tanks...