Farage: The EU Has ‘Humiliated’ Ireland – IREXIT Coming Soon?
Nigel Farage, speaking in Dublin, has said that EU has ‘humiliated’ Ireland and hinted that an Irish exit – dubbed ‘Irexit’ – from the EU could be on the cards very soon.
The former UK independence Party leader has called in the past for the EU to be brought down altogether and many believe that Ireland could be the next mail in the coffin for the supranational bloc.
Nigel said: “What on earth is going on in the politics of this country?
“How much more humiliated can the Irish nation be than for years being run by the Troika?”
While there is no question that the EU has helped to fund major improvements to Ireland’s infrastructure and has given agriculture in the nation a big boost, Mr Farage pointed out that Ireland still gives in more money to the EU put than they get out.
This, he argued, demonstrates that even the good things about the EU could be replicated and given more funding in an independent Ireland.
He said: “You are paying into the European budget and your Taoiseach said in Strasbourg the other week he is happy for Ireland to pay even more into the European budget.
“Are you pleased about that?”
The British MEP also pointed out that the media are playing their part in blocking talk of an Irexit, saying that the press posh the narrative that “Ireland is very pro-European, very servile to the demands of Brussels”.
“I don’t think Ireland is a pro-EU country, I think the political, media and big businesses in Dublin, they are the ones.”