EU dismay as Boris Johnson compares himself to Hulk

Breaking ‘manacles’ comments come a day before PM travels for Brexit talks in Luxembourg

European officials have reacted with exasperation after Boris Johnson compared himself to the Incredible Hulk throwing off the shackles of the EU the day before he was due to travel to Luxembourg for talks in pursuit of a Brexit deal.

No 10 struck a combative tone before the scheduled meeting with European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, saying the prime minister would tell him that the UK must reject any new Brexit deadline.

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