Nigel Farage is a clown, no doubt about it.
Turning up to the European Parliament’s Brexit debate with his mini Union Flag and taunting other MEPs, he presented an image of the worst the UK has to offer.
Shamefully, the European Union has responded in kind.
The European parliament’s first debate on the UK’s vote to leave has been marked by bitter exchanges.
A central figure in the Leave campaign, UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, was booed, called a liar and accused of using “Nazi propaganda”.
Mr Farage shot back that the European Union itself was “in denial” as a political project.
He said hardly any of the MEPs had ever done a proper job in their lives, or created one.
Belgian ex-Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, who leads the liberal group in the European parliament, said Mr Farage had used “Nazi propaganda” in the campaign, referring to a poster showing lines of refugees.
“Finally we are going to get rid of the biggest waste in the EU budget, which we have paid for 17 years, your salary!” he told Mr Farage.
In a veiled condemnation of Leave campaigner Boris Johnson, a likely contender to be the next British Prime Minister, Mr Verhofstadt also attacked “the selfishness of one man prepared to do anything to become the prime minister of the UK”.
It seems many others in the EU have always considered the UK to be the “awkward” member – there to cause trouble – and can’t wait to see the back of us.
Sadly, their behaviour will only strengthen feelings among the UK public that we are right to go.
So, in the name of balance, allow This Writer to present the following, which I discovered on Twitter:
And here’s a good point: The utility companies are still mostly owned by foreign firms – many of them nationalised, which means they are owned by the governments of other countries.
Why are the Tories happy to let those foreign powers continue taking our money?
Perhaps we should ask the leader of the Conservative Government.
What a shame there doesn’t seem to be one.
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