Nigel Farage EPIC EU Exit Speech In European Parliament

Nigel Farage EPIC EU Exit Speech In European Parliament

Isn’t it funny? When I came here 17 years ago and I said that I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain to leave the European Union, you all laughed at me – well, I have to say, you’re not laughing now, are you? The reason you’re so upset, you’re so angry, has been perfectly clear, from all the angry exchanges this morning. …

You are in denial… But the biggest problem you’ve got, and the main reason the UK voted the way it did is you have by stealth, by deception, without ever telling the truth to the British or the rest of the peoples of Europe. You have imposed upon them a political union. …

We want or country back. We want our fishing waters back. We want our borders back. We want to be an independent self-governing, normal nation…

I know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives, or worked in business, or worked in trade, or indeed ever created a job, but listen… [general outrage, speaker has to calm the MEPs down] to some simple pragmatic economics … that trade is mutually beneficial … if you were to cut off your noses to spite your faces … the consequences would be far worse for you than for us.

Recognize that the UK will be your friend … but allow us to pursue our global ambitions [boos and clapping].

UPDATE: Nigel Farage jeered and booed as he tells MEPs they are ‘in denial’ over Brexit, by Michael Wilkinson.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage was jeered by the European Parliament after he told MEPs that they were “in denial” about Brexit and that they had “never had a proper job before”.

His astonishing speech at a special meeting of the European Parliament today ended with boos echoing through the Brussels chamber.

Mr Farage used his speech to declare that Brexit was “a beacon of hope” to other member states but he also infuriated MEPs when he said: “Now, I know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives or worked in business or worked in trade or indeed ever created a job. But listen, just listen.”

When MEPs turned their backs to him and Martin Schulz, the president of the parliament, intervened, Mr Farage responded: “You’re quite right, Mr Schulz. Ukip used to protest against the establishment. Now the establishment protests against Ukip. So something has happened here.”

It’s every politician’s dream to make a speech like that! Especially after 17 years.

hat-tip Matthew