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Strasbourg - 14 September 2016
1. SOUNDBITE (English) Nigel Farage, Member of the European Parliament and former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party:
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"Having listened what you've said this morning (referring to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker), all I can say is I'm pleased we've voted to leave (Britain voting to leave the European Union). It is clear that there are no lessons that are going to be learnt from Brexit. Indeed it was the usual recipe, more Europe. And in this particular case, of course, more military Europe, a European army, a common defence, and already in this house people saying 'well, the Americans won't be here any more, we'll have to stand alone with our own military structures. I don't know about a project of peace, I would have thought this is probably a very dangerous move and it isn't going to change rapid growth in opposition parties across the whole of Europe, it isn't going to stop the Central Eastern European countries from saying 'no' to Mrs Merkel's migrant quotas (referring to policies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel) and I think you've got a lot more referendums to look forward to."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Nigel Farage, Member of the European Parliament and former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party:
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"You're probably right to be slightly critical of the British government, who I agree ought to get on with it (invoking Article 50 to formally leave the EU) but it's pretty clear that the EU is getting on with it, and you have already appointed your divorce lawyers. And on behalf of the European Parliament we've got Guy Verhofstadt (MEP appointed by European Parliament to negotiate Brexit talks), who's going to be negotiating Brexit. And if you were to think of this building as a temple, well Mr Verhofstadt is the high priest, a fanatic. In fact, there is only one real nationalist in the room and it's you because you want flags, anthems, armies, you are an EU nationalist, and I frankly think that this appointment amounts to pretty much a declaration of war on any sensible negotiating process."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Nigel Farage, Member of the European Parliament and former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party:
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"If you stick to the dogma of saying that for tariff-free access, reciprocal tariff-free access, with the single market, we must maintain the free movement of people, then you will inevitably drive us towards no deal - no deal on trading on WTO (World Trade Organisation) rules. For the United Kingdom that actually isn't too bad because it's very much better and cheaper than the current deal we've got. But for hundreds of thousands of German car workers and French wine producers potentially it's very bad news because we are their biggest market, who they trade with most profitably in the world. And I would argue, I would argue that what we need, what we really need, is have a sensible, common-sense approach and for this parliament to recognise that it's made a mistake and to find somebody who actually likes the United Kingdom to lead these talks.Thank you."
Nigel Farage said on Wednesday he was glad that Britain voted to leave the European Union after listening to the chief of the bloc's executive arm outline his plans for a common military force.
The former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party said "it was probably a very dangerous move" by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, adding it wouldn't stop the rise of populist parties across Europe.
There are fears the EU is facing paralysis until Britain decides to leave the bloc. And Juncker warned on Tuesday that Britain should expect not to get the same access to the EU's unified market as if nothing happened.
But Farage criticised the European Parliament for appointing former Belgian prime minister Guy Verhofstadt to negotiate Brexit talks, describing him as a "fanatic" and "an EU nationalist".
He also said his appointment was "a declaration of war on any sensible negotiating process".
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