During an emergency meeting of the European Parliament designed to discuss the fallout of the Brexit vote, Nigel Farage, the head of the UK Independence Party and leader of the Brexit campaign, was booed and asked why he was there.
The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker started his speech with a call to respect the British democracy, but when UKIP members applauded him he pledged it would be the last time they could do that in the European Parliament.
Juncker also asked Farage and his party members why they were present in a meeting designed to discuss the exit vote when they had been fighting for the Brexit for so long.
Farage responded that when he also pledged 17 years ago in the Parliament that he would lead a campaign in his country to leave the E.U. all the MEPs laughed at him.
“Well I have to say, you aren’t laughing now, are you,”
He also noted that the European politicians in the room were upset at him, some of them even booed him, because they were “in denial.”
The UKIP leader blasted the Parliament for turning a blind eye to a failing currency and immigration reforms. He added that the E.U. Parliament has done a great job in imposing poverty on Greece and other countries in the Mediterranean.
He also unveiled why the British have decided to leave the E.U. In Farage’s opinion, the European Union has imposed a political union on its member states through “stealth, deception, without ever telling the truth.” More boos soon followed.
He added that Merkel’s decision to force European countries into accepting more immigrants has sparked division within the E.U. and within the countries.
Next, he praised the British referendum and deemed it a “remarkable result” that could become a “beacon of hope” for all democrats in Europe.
Farage underscored that the real question was what the E.U. and U.K. should do next. He called for a “grownup attitude” while the two sides negotiate the terms of the exit and their new relationship.
He also blasted European Parliament bureaucrats for their inability of doing a proper job, creating a job, or working in a business or trade before landing in the Parliament.
Additionally, a new tariff deal should be negotiated and MEPs should become aware that the U.K. and E.U.’s would still be “best friends in the world,” Farage also said.
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