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Wednesday, 18 December 2019 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 12 and 13 December 2019 (debate)

  Nigel Farage (NI). – Madam President, after three and a half years of deception and dishonesty, we will be leaving this prison of nations at the end of January.

And we won’t become a third country, as I’ve been hearing this morning. No. We’re going to become an independent, self-governing nation. And you can delude yourselves this morning inside this cathedral that all is well, but it isn’t. It isn’t.

People do not want to be run and governed by faceless bureaucrats like Michel and von der Leyen. Did you hear them earlier? Dull as ditchwater.

You’re being rejected, and it’s great news that in Poland, opinion polls now show a majority of Poles think they’d be better off outside the European Union.

Brexit is the beginning of the end of this project. We are giving leadership and will take it to a Europe of sovereign states working together, being friends together, but not being run by the gang down at the middle there.

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