Nigel Farage reignites row with Guy Verhofstadt by saying 'Belgium is not a nation'
Nigel Farage has reignited his row with Guy Verhofstadt by claiming that "Belgium is not a nation."
The former UKIP leader then claimed that the days of the European Union were over adding: "You're losing. Brexit is the first brick out of the wall."
Belgian politician Guy Verhofstadt and MEP was quick to fire back at Mr Farage saying: "He'll see how real Belgium is when we play England in the World Cup."
Mr Farage made the remarks on Thursday during a European Parliament debate.
He told Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel: "The truth is that there are two parts of Belgium, they speak two different languages, they dislike each other intensely, there's no national TV station, there's no national newspaper.
"Belgium is not a nation and maybe that's why you're happy to sign up to a higher European level.
"If Belgium wants it that 039;s fine but you can scream and shout all you like.
"Look at the election folks, you're losing, Brexit is the first brick out of the wall, you've learnt none of the lessons, the days of this project are over. We want to live in nation states not false artificial creations."
It is not the first time Mr Verhofstadt and Mr Farage have clashed.
In March, Mr Verhofstadt lashed out at Mr Farage on Twitter over his protest on the Thames over the EU's Common Fisheries Policy.
The Brexit Coordinator for the Euro pean Parliament told Mr Farage that he âshould have done his job as a member of the fisheries committee in the European Parliament.â
He then added a video which originated from 2012 in which he accused Mr Farage of not attending any meetings of the EU fisheries committee.Source: Google News Belgium | Netizen 24 Belgium