Writing for The Telegraph this week, Nigel Farage rejoiced that the UK was leaving the EU“just in the nick of time,” after Jean-Claude Juncker laid out a plan that could see veto rights removed from every country over the union’s foreign policy.
“Even the most fanatical of European federalists could not believe their ears,” suggested Farage, as he ripped into the plan which he described as “the death of nation state democracy in Europe.”
His comments prompted a huge response from Telegraph readers, gathering more than 1500 comments in a matter of hours, so we decided to put the top five to the man himself.
Here’s how the former UKIP leader responded.
Comment from Stevie Gee: Oh, brave Sir Nigel, fighting for democracy whilst a sick London politicomedia class try and snuff it out in this country.
Awakenings will happen in Eastern Europe soon enough. They are our true European allies, we just couldn’t cope with 500 years worth of immigration in 15 years. I hope they realise that and they too flee the yoke as soon as they can.
Comment from Douglas Hartley: I wonder if you took a poll of Remainers and asked them if they knew that this was they were voting for , what the answer would be ??
Surely the majority would become Leavers or am I being naive ?
Comment from Marcus Leach: What is startling is the arrogance.
He outlines an agenda that would involve a massive transfer and centralisation of power away from sovereign countries without any notion of consulting the people of Europe on what they want a future EU to look like.
The EU, it seems, intends to progress in the manner it has used to get it this far: deceit, bullying, and never giving the people a chance to object.
Frankly, I don’t think that is going to wash anymore and I see nothing but conflict an impasse ahead.
Comment from Richard Cooper: I fear the EU may provoke a war with Russia on the assumption that NATO will back them. Heaven forbid!
In the last century we were dragged into two terrible wars by the French, and it cost us an empire.
If the EU goes ahead with an EU army we should try to detach NATO from the megalomaniacs in Brussels. Let the French and Germans fight their own wars from now on.
Comment from Kevin Smith: After this. are the Bremainer MPs in Westminster still going to try and keep us in the Single Market & Customs Union? And if so do they expect to win their seats at the next G.E.?