Guy Verhofstadt’s harshest comments on Brexit, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson

Guy Verhofstadt’s harshest comments on Brexit, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson

Guy Verhofstadt has been receiving a lot of attention today for his brutal remarks in a BBC Brexit documentary

The European parliament’s representative on Brexit has angered Leavers after he was filmed laughing at the UK’s dire attempts to get out of the EU and appearing to mock Theresa May.

But this isn’t the first time Verhofstadt has hit back at Brexiteers - the EU politician has been a frequent critic on social media for months.

Here are some of his most ruthless comments.

First up... Nigel Farage

The Brexit Party leader is one of Verhofstadt’s favourite targets and the two have clashed for years in the European parliament.

He called out Farage in 2012 for not attending meetings in the parliament, calling his salary “the biggest waste of EU resources”.

He also mocked Farage over the poorly-attended March to Leave protest earlier this year.

And took a swipe at him during the 2018 World Cup, when Farage tried to belittle Belgium (Verhofstadt’s home country).

But Verhofstadt has also shown his dislike of other Brexiteers.

In February, he doubled-down on Donald Tusk’s “special place in hell” jibe by wondering if Lucifer would even want to accept Farage and co.

And he compared Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Jacob Rees-Mogg to the leaders of the French Revolution, noting that those men “ended up on the guillotine”.

He’s not a fan of Labour Leaver Kate Hoey either.

And he's picked out Rees-Mogg individually for criticism.

But more than any one person, Verhofstadt just hates Brexit in general.

You can’t imagine Theresa May being so fiery on Twitter...

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