Jean-Claude Juncker claimed that he would make countries “see from the UK's example that leaving the EU is a bad idea,” as he warned the UK would be punished for Brexit.
The comments made by the President of the European Commission were published in the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, as the Government announced Article 50 would be triggered on March 29.
A fuming caller joined former Ukip leader Nigel Farage on LBC as the pair were both left seething by the European leader's comments.
Speaking on Farage’s LBC show, the caller said: “I would like to say that it is irrelevant what Junker said, in the politest term, he is a cantankerous moron.
Both Nigel Farage and an angry caller was left seething by Juncker's threatening comments
“He does not speak for the other 27 countries. He kind of represents them as a kind of figure head, but the likes of Germany and France will want to trade with us, or they will lose billions and we will lose billions.
“Whether you are on the left of politics or the right, we are all pretty cynical and we know that money talks and money in this situation, will talk.
“We will trade in a decent way with all of those European countries that want to trade with us.
“What Juncker is saying, he’s just afraid, he’s afraid of the movement to the right, he’s afraid of nationalism, he’s afraid of countries wanting their sovereignty, like we are going to get our sovereignty back.
“It’s irrelevant for me what he said, he’s stupid, really really stupid.”
Next the caller supported the Prime Minister's government for not retaliating to comments made by leaders from the European Union.
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It’s irrelevant for me what he said, he’s stupid, really really stupid
He added: “Everyone on the left of politics at the moment are criticising Theresa May, David Davis and Boris Johnson of so-called arrogance. I actually don’t agree with that.
“All we are hearing from our EU partners are these kind of dangerous jibes, like Juncker is coming out with at the moment.
“They’re the ones who are being aggressive and nasty and I actually think the current government are actually being quite principles and honourable in comparison and rightly so.
“When we go into the negotiations, money will talk, the Germans will make money, the French will make money, we’ll make money and all the other European countries will make money.
“They are all in the economic pit, they all need money, they all need trade.”
Mr Juncker predicted that other EU countries would “realise it’s not worth leaving,” when they witness Britain’s withdrawal from the Brussels bloc.
He said: “On the contrary, the remaining member states will fall in love with each other again and renew their vows with the European Union.”
The LBC host backed the caller as he was left stunned by Juncker’s comments.
Farage said: “What Juncker is saying, is if we leave the European Union, they are going to be as nasty and beastly to us as they possibly can.
“I have to say in the face of such arrogance and unpleasantness, I wonder why we ever joined the European club in the first place.
“If they are that nasty, let’s get out as fast as we possibly can.”