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Verhofstadt accuses Brexiteers of destroying Churchill’s legacy

The European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator has accused British eurosceptics of destroying Winston Churchill’s legacy by taking the UK out of the EU.

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Farage slams ‘insulting’ choice of Verhofstadt as Brexit boss

Guy Verhofstadt was today (8 September) chosen as the European Parliament’s lead negotiator on Brexit, an appointment immediately slammed by Nigel Farage as “insulting”.

September 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Farage on UKIP’s future: After Brexit, who cares?

Nigel Farage told EurActiv.com that UKIP’s role after the UK referendum on Europe was to ensure there was “no backsliding or betrayal” on the vote to Leave. But he refused … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Juncker tells divided MEPs to back EU-UK Brexit deal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today in Strasbourg (3 February) told Members of the European Parliament to back the deal struck by David Cameron and Donald Tusk to keep Britain in … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Farage on Commission’s Brexit boss: ‘I wouldn’t call him British’

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said he wouldn’t call English EU senior official Jonathan Faull British, in a stinging rebuke to the veteran civil servant chosen by the … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Five Star Movement votes online to join Farage’s EFD

Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement last night (12 June) voted overwhelmingly in an online referendum to join the UK Independence Party led Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group in … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lithuanians vow to stick by Farage and EFD

The leader of Lithuania’s Order and Justice Party has written to Nigel Farage, denying he will leave the Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group to join Marine Le Pen’s alliance … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

UKIP clinch European elections victory, Lib Dems plunge

The UK Independence Party scored an expected yet resounding victory in the European Parliament elections while the Liberal Democrats faced electoral wipeout, after first results were announced early Monday morning … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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