Farage Reveals Details of Barnier Meeting: ‘On Both Sides of the Atlantic, the Establishment are in Denial’
Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage has revealed the details of his meeting with the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM.
Breitbart London Editor in Chief Raheem Kassam asked Farage to recap his encounter with Barnier, who has hosted many Remainer and Opposition politicians since the Brexit negotiations began but was reluctant to meet the former UKIP supremo.
“I had a suspicion that the real views of 17.4 million people had never quite been put to him,” explained the veteran MEP, referring to the referendum voters who triggered Brexit by voting to Leave the European Union in June 2016.
“So, the first question I asked — and by the way, I went out to the public, and asked, ‘Please, send me your questions, and I’ll ask them’, and people duly obliged — the first question I asked him, was did he understand why Brexit had happened?
“And it was very interesting: he thinks it’s because people were lied to.
“It’s a very similar story, isn’t it? Either people were lied to, or it was all because of the Russians — I said, ‘Well, actually Mr. Barnier, the main reason was that people had had enough of open door immigration to nearly half a billion across the whole of Europe,’ and he looked at me with total and utter incomprehension.”
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) January 4, 2018
He continued: “The second thing I learned, was I asked, ‘Well, how are the British Government’s negotiations on the future of EU border control going?’ And he said: ‘They’re not.’
“So, on the key thing that we instructed the government to do, absolutely nothing is happening.”
Farage recalled that the May administration has already agreed to pay a huge sum of money and give away some control to the Court of Justice of the European Union in the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, and said he was given the strong impression that Brussels was unwilling to be any more conciliatory in the second phase — happy to agree to free trade in goods, where the balance of trade favours the EU, but not services, where Britain has the advantage.
“I think the calls for us to simply just leave, and get on with our lives, are going to grow,” he concluded. More at Breitbart
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