Nigel Farage gives the European Parliament some Brexit gloating

Nigel Farage is the head of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), whose pledge to have a referendum on the European Union was copied by the Conservative Party’s David Cameron.

Being the head of the largest UK party in the EU Parliament, Farage has taken a lot of abuse. Let’s watch him give some back.


Nigel Farage at the EU Parliament
Nigel Farage at the EU Parliament

Here’s the video, direct from Farage’s own Twitter account:

Some choice quotes:

You as a political project are in denial. You’re in denial that your currency is failing. Just look at the Mediterranean! As a policy to impose poverty on Greece and the Mediterranean you’ve done very well.

…We want to be an independent, self-governing, normal nation. That is what we have done and that is what must happen. In doing so we now offer a beacon of hope to democrats across the rest of the European continent. I’ll make one prediction this morning: the United Kingdom will not be the last member state to leave the European Union.

…What I’d like to see is a grownup and sensible attitude to how we negotiate a different relationship. I know that virtually none of you have never 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.

Why don’t we be grown up, pragmatic, sensible, realistic and let’s cut between us a sensible tariff-free deal and thereafter recognise that the United Kingdom will be your friend, that we will trade with you, cooperate with you, we will be your best friends in the world. Do that, do it sensibly, and allow us to go off and pursue our global ambitions and future.

Here’s the whole speech transcript.