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“We should stop asking the European Union how we’re going to leave, we should be telling them how we’re going to leave.”

Speaking today as Theresa May presents her Brexit plan to her cabinet UKIP leader Gerard Batten MEP has issued a rallying cry stating ‘the real struggle to leave the EU starts today’. He also labelled her deal a ‘complete betrayal of Brexit’.

Gerard Batten MEP and UKIP Leader stated:

“We are heading for a complete betrayal of Brexit. Mrs May has put something together that is not going to satisfy Remainers or Leavers. The deal will be worse than remaining in the European Union.”

“We should stop asking the European Union how we’re going to leave, we should be telling them how we’re going to leave. The real struggle to leave the EU starts today.”

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten speaks during the debate on the Future of Europe with the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, European Parliament, Strasbourg, 13.11.2018.

Speaking today in the ‘Future of Europe’ debate with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Nigel Farage MEP stated that Brexit was a necessity after she had earlier called for the establishment of a ‘real, true European Army’. He also labelled her decision to open the borders in 2015 the worst decision in post war European politics.

Nigel Farage MEP said: “The idea that this new militarised union is somehow a recipe for peace I suggest you all sit back and think a little bit more carefully. Maybe you should all reread history, the European project was set up to stop German domination, what you’ve seen today is a naked takeover bid.”

“So I think Brexit becomes a necessity after this.”

“Your political decision to open up the doors unconditionally is the worst decision we’ve seen in post war politics in Europe. Is it not time for you at last to admit that you were wrong?”

Speaking today in the European Parliament debate in Strasbourg on the Conclusions of the European Council, Nigel Farage MEP stated that there are solutions available to the Brexit negotiations but that the ‘enemy within’, the British Civil Service, are stopping the United Kingdom from breaking free from the European Union. He noted that all parties involved are against a hard border and that a Canada-Plus style trade deal would be the best approach.

Nigel Farage MEP stated: “I want to thank you for your recent offer saying that if Britain wants a Canada Plus style trade deal you are open to it. I’ve always thought that this was a better approach than between our country and the EU than the one we currently have.

“The problem I’m afraid is that there is a rogue element in these negotiations, a group of people who do not wish to see a solution, who put up an immovable brick wall to stop us from breaking free.

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten speaks during the debate reserved for speeches related to matters of political importance.

Strasbourg plenary
10-13 December 2018


Brussels mini-plenary
28-29 November 2018

Strasbourg plenary
12-15 November 2018


Strasbourg plenary
22-25 October 2018


Strasbourg plenary
01-04 October 2018


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