Anger as EU parly debates Brexit

BRUSSELS - There have been bitter exchanges in the European parliament during a debate on the UK's vote to leave the EU.

A central figure in the Leave campaign, UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, was booed, called a liar and accused of using "Nazi propaganda".

But in his speech Mr Farage told parliament members "you as a political project are in denial".

He said hardly any of them had ever done a proper job in their lives, or created one.

The parliament was holding a special session ahead of a meeting later on Tuesday between EU leader and UK Prime Minister David Cameron - the first such meeting since the UK's vote.

Mr Cameron is stepping down, saying it will be up to his successor to trigger the formal method by which the country leaves the EU, and to conduct exit negotiations.

The European Parliament voted in favour of a motion urging the UK to do so immediately, by triggering Article 50.

Opening the session in parliament, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the British government should "clarify" its position.

Mr Juncker said the will of the British people must be respected, prompting shouting and clapping from Mr Farage.

"You were fighting for the exit, the British people voted in favour of the exit. Why are you here?" Mr Juncker responded, to applause from others in parliament.

Comments (5)

every divorce is marred by scuffles and the eu & britain are not an exception! it is a lesson to the so-called superpowers that you cant just use propaganda to mislead the pple; one should be prepared to face the consequences for their actions. i propose that farage be appointed next leader of the britain as he is the fore-leader of brexit. the rest of eu must also learn to respect the decisions of other kantries; it doesn't mean that the british are going to carry their isles to some other place away from europe, No. britain is still in europe! and to the british, dont speak scornfully to europe as if you can survive on a pedestal; the brexit crew must get working for the britain that they promised all those who voted out.

SaManyika Chaiye - 28 June 2016

This is democracy. They went for a referendum to get the majority's verdict and it was delivered. Anyway this European Union project is so yesterday. You can achieve the same thing through other arrangements rather than this monumental organisation. The British have once again shown that they are futuristic.

Zvichapera - 28 June 2016

They want the EU to break up but they don't UK to. Let Scotland and a united Ireland remain in the EU, will there be UK? KKKKK.

Shumbaimwe - 4 July 2016

They want the EU to break up but they don't want the UK to. Let Scotland and a united Ireland remain in the EU, will there be UK? KKKKK.

Shumbaimwe - 4 July 2016

They want the EU to break up but they don't want the UK to. Let Scotland and a united Ireland remain in the EU, will there be UK? KKKKK.

Shumbaimwe - 4 July 2016

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