Brexit: Nigel Farage left red-faced after his incorrect facts about Ireland and EU on live TV

Brexit: Nigel Farage left red-faced after his incorrect facts about Ireland and EU on live TV

As Brexit draws closer and descends further into disarray, so does Nigel Farage, whose recent behaviour has been all-over-the-place, to put it lightly.

The former UKIP leader who, despite being incredibly unpopular, has an uncanny ability to constantly get himself on television, has been his own worst enemy as of late.

Earlier this month, he found himself with egg on his face after being taken apart by Channel 4 News in an embarrassing (for him) interview over his use of a private plane.

Not content with showing himself up in the UK, he appeared on Irish television on Monday night, where things went equally as bad for the 54-year-old MEP.

Speaking on Clarie Byrne Live, he tried to convey why he believed that, like the UK, Ireland will also eventually leave the European Union.

After being asked if he had considered or cares about the effects that Brexit will have on Ireland, he responded with this:

Oh, I do, and I think ultimately Ireland will leave the European Union too.

Byrne immediately pulls Farage up on this statement and tells him that the latest polls conducted in Ireland have revealed that 88 per cent of Irish people wish to stay remain the EU.

Farage then tries to clap back at Byrne by bringing up Ireland's initial rejection of the Lisbon Treaty as a way of proving this poll wrong.

Just as you were all going to vote for the Lisbon Treaty but in the end you didn't, you voted against the Lisbon Treaty, you were forced to vote again.

Byrne is then forced to interject and correct Farage again by pointing out that after renegotiations took place, Ireland won reassurances on their sovereignty and voted for the amendments.

The Lisbon Treaty was not passed the first time, you are right, it was renegotiated, Ireland won reassurances on sovereignty.

So, what was presented to the Irish people the second time was not the same was not, in fact, the same.

A noticeably flustered Farage tries to dismiss Byrne but saying that "it was all completely meaningless anyway".

He continues by spouting his usual rhetoric that the EU project is failing and we are seeing a rejection of it across Europe, and that it shouldn't be run by "a bunch of old men in Brussels", which he ironically is himself.

Farage then appears to contradict himself by painting a vision of sovereign European states working and trading together, which sounds suspiciously like the EU.

I don't just want the UK out of the European Union, I want Europe out of the European Union.

I want a Europe of sovereign democratic states, working and trading closely together but this current system will not stand the test of time.

The clip has since been viewed more than 200,000 times on Twitter and people aren't showing Farage much sympathy, with others complimenting Byrne on a great bit of journalism

The EU's Brexit coordinator Guy Verhodstadt also laid into Farage for other claims that he made in the interview about the EU, by pointing out that Brexiteers have gotten the UK into the current calamity.

HT Joe

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