The Brussels boss raised eyebrows with a series of eye-catching initiatives and an openly federalist agenda, jettisoning much of the caution seen in previous years.
Mr Juncker spoke at length about trade, the eurozone, migration, defence and foreign policy and the single market, on each occasion advocating more Europe as the answer.
The speech was described as a “step-by-step move towards a European superstate” by one Tory MEP and Mr Juncker’s snipe, in which he said that he believes Britain will regret Brexit soon, certainly caught the attention of the fervent Brexiteer.
Mr Rees-Mogg, who has recently been tipped as a favourite to replace Mrs May, hit out at the Brussels boss for failing to grasp the reasons behind Britain’s decision to leave.Related articles
GETTYJacob Rees-Mogg has hit back at Juncker following the EU chief's repeated Brexit jibes
He said: “No one ever regrets liberty. Mr Juncker does not understand our desire to rule ourselves according to our own democracy and never will.”
Mr Rees-Mogg was not the only Brexiteer to hit out at Mr Juncker’s Brexit doom-mongering - former Ukip leader Nigel Farage hailed Britain’s decision to leave after sitting through the EU chief’s speech this morning.
He called Mr Juncker’s plans to expand the powers of the EU without a vote “extremely worrying” and shouted: “Thank God