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 These are the 322 Tory MPs who voted against extending free school meals to children
- 2 Priti Patel set to hand private firms £28 million in government contracts to deport asylum seekers from UK
- 3 Betty Boothroyd delivers scathing assessment of Boris Johnson's government
- 4 Boris Johnson 'plans to resign' in six months because he can't live on £150k salary
- 5 Michael Gove's Brexit fantasy is leading us down a perilous path
- 6 Question Time: Ex-Tory minister accused of making 'sickening' comment about free schools meals row
- 7 The harsh truths learned from halt in Brexit talks
- 8 Priti Patel bullying inquiry may never be released, hints Boris Johnson's new civil service boss
- 9 At the upcoming US election, Donald Trump really is toast
- 10 German MEP tells Boris Johnson he 'owes' Britons a Brexit deal as she urged a return to EU trade talks
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.