Farage Warns Tories: ‘You’re Next In Juncker Firing Line’
Former UKIP Leader Nigel Farage (pictured above) has warned Conservative MEP’s that their party will be next in Jean-Claude Juncker’s campaign against so-called ‘anti EU extremists’.
During his annual State of the Union address, in Strasbourg, Mr Juncker, the President of the European Commission, proposed new funding rules for European Union parties, in a bid to thwart the growing Eurosceptic attitude around the political project.
The Eurocrat told a packed Hemicycle chamber, in the European Parliament’s French home they “should not be filling the coffers of anti-European extremists”.
Mr Juncker added: “We should be giving European parties the means to better organise themselves.”
The move was heavily criticised, Mr Farage exclusively told Express.co.uk, in Strasbourg, Mr Juncker’s declaration was an “assault on democracy” and must be stopped.
While outside the chamber, Mr Farage encountered Mr Campbell Bannerman, former deputy leader of Ukip and now a Conservative MEP, where he told his former colleague to beware of Mr Juncker and the European Commission’s assault. Mr Farage said:
“Wait to you see what they’re going to do, they’re doing it already!
“They are already closing down Eurosceptic foundations – you lot are next, you lot are next.
“If they are doing that already – and you ask them for points of law – it’s arbitrary…
“And when Juncker mentioned the words, ‘We don’t want to fund extremists…”
Mr Campbell Bannerman conceded his party was in the “firing line” from Mr Juncker’s “scary” attack on democracy.
Reflecting on Mr Juncker’s speech, Mr Farage told Express.co.uk he fears Brussels is poised to launch an all-out assault on European democracy.
He said: “I genuinely believe you’re going to see an all-out assault on genuine democracy across the European Union.
“We’re going for a full ‘United States of Europe’ – one strong president, a finance minister that should intervene in peoples’ economies, a strong European army, active foreign policy… More, more, more, in every regard.”
Westmonster Dave is the News Editor of Kipper Central.
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