Nigel Farage offered his ‘constructive comments’ to MEPs and the clapback was severe
Here’s Nigel Farage off to the European Parliament – he’s going to miss these trips – where he promised to be his usual helpful self on this whole Brexit business.
Speaking in the European Parliament this morning. As usual, I look forward to giving my helpful and constructive comments to Mr Juncker and Mr Tusk.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) March 27, 2019
The former UKIP leader prompted no end of takedowns, as presumably he would have expected.
2 minutes for YouTube then off for tiffin?
— A Sceptical Brit (@ElNuevoOtroMio2) March 27, 2019
Nigel, You’re a hypocrite & a liar. You are not a credible politician. You peddle gutter politics. You associate with the worst elements of society. You have only self-interest at heart. You have tricked people, & stoked-up racism & division. You make me ashamed to be English.
— HeWhoCares (@HeWhoCares3) March 27, 2019
Make sure you leave immediately after you’ve stopped filming, again, you fucking, slimy pound-shop, tin-pot, unicorn salesman.
— John Rain (@MrKenShabby) March 27, 2019
But none of them was quite so good as Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgium prime minister and Brexit co-ordinator for the European Parliament, who said this.
I’m surprised to see you here, Mr. Farage. I thought you were marching 200 miles for the leave campaign? How many did you do? 2 miles! You remind me more & more of Field Marshal Haig in Blackadder, sitting safely in his office, while his people are walking in the cold & the rain.
— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) March 27, 2019
Top trolling Guy 😂
— Lady Muck (@LadyMuckStyle) March 27, 2019
Nigel Farage – the man who wants to reorganise Britain but cannot organise aprotest march – now being trolled by @guyverhofstadt – this great country of ours looks ridiculous to outsiders. Time to bring an end to #BrexitShambles https://t.co/ZaDc2dI2Wg
— Gavin Esler (@gavinesler) March 27, 2019
Love how Guy knows enough about us to root his trolling in perfectly apt cultural references. Contrast to Farage’s ignorant little englander approach couldn’t be more striking.
— Four legs good (@cygnetstar16) March 27, 2019
— Cllr Shepzy (@tshep42) March 27, 2019
This chap wasn’t happy though.
Which makes it all the sweeter.