Nigel Farage: ‘Brussels Treating The UK Like A Hostage’
Former UKIP Leader Nigel Farage (pictured above) has given his strongest hint yet that Brexit negotiator David Davis should consider walking away from the talks to determine the UK’s departure from the EU. Mr. Farage, speaking yesterday, said that Brussels were treating Britain ‘like a hostage’ and that the current situation should not be allowed to continue, whatever the consequences:
‘It’s rather like a ransom: they’re treating us like we’re a hostage.
‘We’re not a hostage. We are free to go. We’re free to simply walk away.
‘I don’t want it to come to that but unless they’re prepared to compromise then I just don’t see quite what David Davis can do.’
The former Ukip leader has always been very critical of Brussel’s rhetoric against the UK.
As the third round of Brexit negotiations continues, the EU remains stubbornly firm on its plans to settle the so-called Brexit divorce bill before moving on to discuss the new UK-EU trade relationship.
Mr Farage blasted their position, attacking Brussels big boss Jean-Claude Juncker and EU chief negotiator for not clarifying what the bill will amount to. He said:
The sitting MEP said he had repeatedly questioned Mr Barnier and Mr Juncker about the amount of money owed to Brussels but never received a clear response.
Mr Farage’s scathing remarks were recently directed at German Chancellor Angela Merkel after she demanded Britain pay the disputed bill before exiting the bloc.
He told Express.co.uk:
‘She can go jump. To ask the UK to pay a Brexit bill without agreement on free trade deal is tantamount to blackmail.
‘Their make-believe Brexit bill has no legal basis whatsoever and the EU knows it.’
Westmonster Dave is the News Editor of Kipper Central.