MEP applauded for exposing Farage’s hypocrisy in European Parliament
- Credit: Archant
An MEP has been applauded both in the European Parliament and on social media for exposing Nigel Farage's hypocrisy over Brexit - and for doing what many British politicians have failed to do.
Dutch MEP Esther de Lange was posing a question to Angela Merkel when she first announced she had to get something off her chest before she asked her question.
De Lange told the Parliament not to 'take his grandstanding too seriously'.
Pointing to the former UKIP leader, she told those in Strasbourg: 'This is a man who led his party and country to the Brexit vote – only the next day to admit he lied and tricked and jumped his ship and left his party.'
She told Farage: 'This is not leadership, it's a circus.'
You may also want to watch:
Farage smirked as the Parliament applauded the MEP's sharp intervention.
'I'm glad you're here, Mr Farage' she continued, in a jibe at the UKIP group's low attendance.
- 1 Susanna Reid takes on Priti Patel over government's gaslighting of public on coronavirus
- 2 Tory minister admits UK rejected EU's music visa offer in order to 'take back control' of borders
- 3 Brexiteer musician accused of hypocrisy after demanding No 10 help bands with EU visa
- 4 PMQs: Ben Bradshaw calls out Boris Johnson over Brexit lies
- 5 Priti Patel fails to appear in Commons to answer questions on missing police records
- 6 Kwasi Kwarteng confirms post-Brexit review of workers' rights
- 7 Piers Morgan calls on Priti Patel to resign over missing crime records fiasco
- 8 Iain Duncan Smith defends calling Donald Trump 'a decent man'
- 9 The bigot we should have called out on day one
- 10 GB News seeks to hire Nick Ferrari and Julia Hartley-Brewer to present on new channel
As she turned to Merkel she quoted back Farage who said he didn't want to be 'part of a 'German' European Union', and to much laughter and claps she added, 'yet he's made sure two of his children have German passports!'
The MEP summed up her interjection by saying: 'This man wouldn't know hypocrisy if it stared him in the face.'
De Lange has been praised on social media for her comments with the video being widely shared at home and abroad.
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.