MEP savagely roasts Nigel Farage for storming out of Brexit debate in European parliament

Greg Evans
Thursday 14 March 2019 09:30
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Do you ever wonder what it's like to be Nigel Farage? Of course you don't. Why would you want to put yourself through such torment?

But just for a minute, imagine that you've backed the wrong horse for just far too long.

With parliament rejecting Brexit deals left, right and centre, leaving Theresa May with no alternative but to try and obtain an extension on Article 50, Farage is literally pulling his hair out.

Apoplectic at the thought of not leaving the EU on 29 March and basically seeing all of his hopes and dreams begin to crumble away, like a stale flapjack, Farage was forced to do something he probably never thought he would do... plead to the European parliament.

Speaking to the assembled MEPs in Strasbourg, Farage wheeled out his usual Brexit spiel before asking Michel Barnier to veto the extension request.

I've got a solution to all of this. When I heard you say this morning, Mr. Barnier, was 'if this withdrawal agreement gets passed the next phase of negotiations could last up to four years', I thought, 'enough.' 

We don't want to waste four more years of our life. Four more years of agony. You don't want to waste four more years. You've got your plan.

You want your United States of Europe. You want your army. You want the Euro. You want to get rid of the nation state. We are just a damn nuisance. You don't want me coming back here and hoards of Euro sceptics coming back here.

The solution is that the request to extend is vetoed at the European summit. We leave on 29 March. Most of the preparations have been done. Even if there are a few short-term bumps in the road.

We leave and both you and we can get on with the rest of our lives. That is the only neat solution ahead of us.

When Nigel Farage woke up on 24 June, 2016, this was probably the last thing he expected to be doing two-and-a-half years down the line but, here he is asking the EU to go against the British government, and people couldn't help but revel in the irony.

If the day wasn't already bad enough for Nigel Farage, the former UKIP leader found himself getting roasted on Twitter by his fellow MEP, Esther de Lange.

The 44-year-old Dutch politician uploaded a video of Farage leaving the parliament as the debate was allegedly still in process (something which he apparently always does) and was then mocked for avoiding his obligations as an MEP.

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