“I’m Going To RUIN His Lunch”: Farage Warns Macron Ahead Of MEP Banquet
Former UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has warned French President Emmanuel Macron that he will “ruin his lunch” during a banquet of MEPs today.
The recently-elected President is due to make a speech to MEPs in the European Parliament today followed by a banquet, which is likely to be filled with an air of tension surrounding Brexit.
The banquet will be attended by various key figures within the EU, including Guy Verhofstadt – the EU’s Brexit coordinator, Antonio Tajani – the President of the European Parliament and of course Nigel Farage – the President of the Europe for Freedom and Direct Democracy group in the parliament.
Adding to his lunch threat, Nigel blasted Macron over his staunch love of the EU, saying: “When you’re in an EU centralist hole, stop digging.
“Macron obviously doesn’t yet understand that the future of Europe will be eurosceptic.
“Recent elections in Hungary, Italy and the Czech Republic have shown that the peoples of Europe are sick of Brussels control and want to take their law-making powers back to the nation-state.
“Clearly, time to re-evaluate, Mr Macron.”
Putting weight behind the formidable UKIP MEP, Syed Kamall – the leader of the Conservative MEP group – said: “His vision of a European Union with a bigger budget, harmonised corporate taxes, a unified social policy, a common asylum policy and a European minister for finance, may go down well in France.
“But more harmonisation and political integration will not necessarily help companies across the EU to compete better in global markets.
“Some will see him as the saviour of the European project, but his agenda should come with a major health warning: these policies will severely damage national sovereignty.”