Farage bursts out laughing as Boris gives EU a Brexit Party warning – ‘I enjoyed that!’
Nigel Farage burst out laughing as the Prime Minister mentioned the Brexit Party during an interview in Scotland on Monday. The newly elected British Prime Minister met with SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson for the first time since becoming leader. Boris Johnson also set out how he would deliver Brexit, as he commented on the presence of Farage’s party in the European Parliament during his speech.
Speaking in Scotland on Monday, Mr Johnson said: “What we need to do is to build a new partnership with all the things that matter to us, sharing cooperation on defence, on security, on intelligence, cultural scientific collaboration, everything that you would expect.
“At the core of it a new free trade deal which allows us to take back control of our tariffs and our regulations and to do things differently where we want to, that is the essence of it.
“I think our friends and partners do understand that. Believe me, they have now got 29 members of the Brexit Party sitting in Strasbourg not exactly full of the to ‘Ode to Joy’, they are not going to want that situation to continue.
“There’s a big incentive on both sides to get this thing done and we’re going to come out deal or no deal on October 31.
Oh, I enjoyed that Prime Minister
As Mr Johnson’s speech was played out on Farage’s LBC show, the host burst out laughing throughout, before the Brexit Party leader delivered a brilliant quip.
Farage said: “Oh, I enjoyed that Prime Minister. You thought Farage was bad enough in that European Parliament, now you have got Widdecombe!
“How much more of Widdecombe can you put up with? Boris is hoping they might expel us because the Brexit Party are so awful.
“That was funny, that was amusing, I enjoyed that.”
He added: “The earlier part was interesting, he was saying there the withdrawal agreement is dead, not just the backstop, the withdrawal agreement.
“Somehow in 94 days, he’s going to cobble together, get approved a new free trade deal. That is for the birds. It isn’t going to happen.
“I think what he is doing here is to get rid of the backstop, and then represent the withdrawal agreement to the British people as some great new British victory, it will be pretty much the same thing. Almost every page and index number will be the same, but it will be repackaged by Boris.
“That is what he is trying to do – because the alternative just isn’t possible in the time allowed.”
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Speaking following their meeting on Monday, Ms Sturgeon told the BBC: “I made abundantly clear to Boris Johnson my opposition to Brexit and a no-deal Brexit, and also made it clear to him the people of Scotland should be able to chart their own course and choose their own future, not have that future imposed upon them.”
She added: “The position it has taken makes it very difficult to see how any deal can be struck with the EU and I think that would be catastrophic for Scotland and the whole of the UK.”
A Number 10 spokesman said Mr Johnson had told the First Minister “he was a passionate believer in the power of the Union and he would work tirelessly to strengthen the United Kingdom and improve the lives of people right across Scotland”.
The spokesman added: “On Brexit, the Prime Minister said that while the Government’s preference is to negotiate a new deal which abolishes the anti-democratic backstop, the UK will be leaving the EU on October 31 come what may.”
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