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Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - Brussels Revised edition

Preparation of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 October 2019 (debate)

  Nigel Farage (NI). – Madam President, we are not dealing with people acting in good faith. Yes, that means you, Mr Barnier. You’re not looking for solutions. You’re looking to put obstacles in our way. You may have conned a very weak and gullible Mrs May into signing up into a new treaty from which there was no escape, but you’re not conning us.

We don’t want your treaty in any form, even with Mr Johnson’s proposed amendments. The referendum was very clear. We voted to leave the institutions of the European Union and to be free and, you know, we’ve had enough of being talked down to by you, insulted by Messrs Tusk and, indeed, Juncker, and we will never accept a German Chancellor attempting to annex a part of our nation. We simply won’t have it. The good news is your wretched treaty is off the table. Support for a clean-break Brexit is growing and it will be the winning ticket at the next general election.

(Applause from certain quarters)

(The speaker agreed to take a blue-card question under Rule 171(8))

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