Nigel Farage rebuked for saying the EU is behaving like the Mafia

first_img“What you could have done is acknowledge that we have put net over 200 billion sterling into this project, we’re actually shareholders…and you should be making us an offer we can’t refuse – to go.”Mr Verhofstadt tells us that we cannot discuss trade deals with any other country in the world until we have left the EU.”That has no basis in treaty laws whatsoever.”He then said these “ransom” threats were evidence the EU was acting like the Mafia.Mr Farage also said Donald Tusk, the EU council president, was probably not at the debate because he is “still crying.”The former Ukip leader fumed: “You’re behaving like the Mafia! “Already you have made a series of demands that are not just unreasonable but in some cases impossible for Britain to comply with.”You began by telling us that Britain would have to pay a bill! A cool 52 billion sterling, a figure that has clearly been plucked out of the air, effectively a ransom demand. Nigel Farage calling the European Parliament the ‘Mafia’. Are you surprised we’re not as influential as Germany?— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) April 5, 2017 Just caught @Nigel_Farage sticking it to the #EuropeanParliament a few home truths, spectacular 👍🏻😉 🇬🇧— Derek Parrott (@Boatbaron) April 5, 2017 The chair rebuked him for his comments, saying: “Sorry Mr Farage, listen we are trying to give you a chance to speak…if you are saying this parliament is behaving like the Mafia, as far as I can understand that’s unacceptable”.Mr Farage amended his comments and said the EU was behaving like a bunch of gangsters.He said: “If you wish to have no deal, if you want to force us to move from the table, we will.”We don’t have to buy German motorcars, we don’t have to drink French wine, and we don’t have to eat Belgian chocolate. We can get these things elsewhere.”You will hurt your people and your companies if you continue down this route.”If you continue down this route it won’t just be the UK that triggers Article 50, there will be many more to come.” “You think we are a hostage! We are free to go!” Nigel Farage was rebuked by the Chair in the European Parliament after comparing the EU to the Mafia in a passionate speech.The former leader of UKIP was speaking to the Parliament as it prepared to set out its “red lines” on negotiations for a Brexit deal in Strasbourg.Mr Farage angrily accused the European Union of punishing Britain for leaving with restrictions on trade deal negotiations and a large bill.He said: “The response to the triggering of Article 50 has been all too predictable. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. #brexit @Antonio_Tajani tells off @Nigel_Farage who just said @Europarl_EN was behaving like “the mafia”— Frédérique Ries (@Frederiqueries) April 5, 2017last_img

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