A SEETHING Nigel Farage has revealed he witnessed colleagues in the European Parliament "mocking the British" after Theresa May announced she had reached a tentative Brexit withdrawal deal with the European Union.
Nigel Farage raged at the Prime Minister after revealing colleagues in the European Union had taken to "openly mock" the United Kingdom. The architect of Brexit claimed Eurocrats "are laughing at Britain" after Theresa May allegedly agreed to sign a Brexit deal leaving Brussels large amounts of control over the country. Despite Mr Farage's slapdown, Mrs May announced on Wednesday evening Cabinet had backed the proposed arrangement.
Speaking live from Strasbourg during his daily LBC show, Mr Farage said: "The European Union’s deputy chief negotiator Sabine Weyand says about us “they must align their rules but the EU will retain all control. They apply the same rules. The UK wants a lot more from the future relationship but it’s the EU that retains its leverage.
"They are literally, and I’ve just been to the coffee-bar, before the show, openly mocking the British. They’re saying ‘when’s the second referendum gonna happen?’"
Ms Weyand has warned the European Union will still have control over the customs union after the UK leaves on March 30, 2019.
The deputy Brexit negotiator told EU27 ambassadors that a “customs union will be fully operational in the withdrawal agreement”, which only seeks to strengthen the possibility of it becoming the permanent solution moving forward.
The German civil servant went further during the so-called ‘state of play’ briefing that the EU has succeeded in making the customs union “the basis of the future relationship”, according to an account of the meeting.
Mr Farage continued: "For Barnier’s deputy to openly, publicly mock us. Telling us we are lying and they are in charge. Are the Cabinet really going to put up with this?"
Reacting to news of Cabinet backing her proposal, the British MEP branded Theresa May's Brexit the "worst deal in history."
Writing on Twitter, Mr Farage said: "Any cabinet member who is a genuine Brexiteer must now resign or never be trusted again, this is the worst deal in history.”
Speaking to the press after a five-hour meeting with her top ministers, Mrs May said: "The collective decision of Cabinet was that the Government should agree on the draft withdrawal agreement and the outline political declaration.
“This is a decisive step which enables us to move on and finalise the deal in the days ahead. These decisions were not taken lightly but I believe it is a decision in the national interest.