Michel Rocard accused Britain on Wednesday of having only joined the European Union to serve its commercial interests, telling it to leave before it caused further damage.

"So leave, then, before you destroy everything, "Rocard wrote. "There was a time when being British was synonymous with elegance. Let us rebuild Europe. Regain your elegance and you will regain our esteem."

The comments came as UK is opposing to the bid of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to run the European Commission.

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Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/04/us-britain-europe-idUSKBN0EF1A320140604