2. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE): ++FRAMING CHANGES DURING SOUNDBITE++
"Let's look to Brexit. Brexit is not a liability I see it more as an opportunity. And why I see it as an opportunity is because the British government wants to make from Brexit a success and that's fair enough. That's their duty, but we have also our duty and our duty, our responsibility, is to make from Brexit a success for Europe for all the citizens of Europe."
3. Former UK Independency Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage listening
4. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker listening
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE): ++FRAMING CHANGES DURING SOUNDBITE++
"So for me - and I want to conclude with that chair - Brexit is not a matter of punishment, it's not a matter of revenge. I never did politics like that. It's, in my opinion, a question of the sound relation between Britain and Europe, and moreover it's about how we want Europe our own European Union in the future. That is at stake, so my message today is very clear, and I stop there. Let's stop on both sides of the Channel our collective depression and let's in fact stop the politics of division and seize this opportunity not to kill Europe, as some of you want, but to reinvent Europe."
6. Various of Farage as Verhofstadt ends his address, UPSOUND of other parliamentarians applauding
The man appointed by the European Parliament to negotiate Brexit talks said on Wednesday that he wanted to "make Brexit a success" for "all the citizens of Europe", in a reference to UK Prime Minister Theresa May's mantra of making Brexit a success for Britain.
Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), added that it was "not a matter of punishment" or "revenge", but instead an opportunity to reform and "reinvent" the European Union.