The Brexit Party leader told LBC that “there is one more act” within the European Union that will take place on January 29 in Brussels before Brexit is complete. Mr Farage described the vote as a “formality” but warned the European Parliament has the power to veto Brexit despite all the hard work that has been done.
Mr Farage said: “I have been 242 times to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, I’d spent four years of my life in that city almost unbelievably.
“Well, today was absolutely the last day.
“British MEPs left the Strasbourg Parliament for the very last time.
“Now there is one more act that will take place within the European Union before we leave and that will be the 29th of this month when in Brussels because remember Parliament has more than one home.
“Brussels MEPs will go and there will be a debate and a vote, that vote is a formality but it is important.”
He continued: “Under Article 50 despite all the hard work that has been done the European Parliament could veto the whole thing, it isn’t going to do so, there is an acceptance.
“But the symbolism, given that Strasbourg is the home of the European Parliament, the symbolism of British MEPs leaving Strasbourg for the last time.
“Is that something that says to you there is a brighter future for Britain ahead?
“It’s almost as if the Government is embarrassed by Brexit. They don’t want to celebrate the moment.
“I have put in an application through Leave Means Leave to book Parliament Square for the evening, to put up some staging, to have some singing, to have some music, to have some speeches.
“I’ve also applied to have some fireworks, which have been refused point-blank.
“Boris got elected on a massive majority on the basis of ‘Get Brexit Done’ and he can’t even bring himself as Prime Minister to say they are going to fund this to show the world we are organised and we are ready.
“I frankly think that, around the world, at that moment at 11pm, if Big Ben doesn’t strike, our country looks like a joke.”
Published at Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:11:00 +0000