Farage lashes out at ‘ridiculous’ multi-billion divorce bill as Brexit hits the rocks

NIGEL FARAGE savaged claims of a Brexit breakthrough and furiously hit out at the multi-billion Brexit divorce bill.

Ukip MEP Nigel Farage hit out at the Brussels bloc and said Britain has put a lot on the table in negotiations and has got “absolutely nothing guaranteed in return.”

Appearing on , Mr Farage said: “It’s a victory if you think paying away a gargantuan sum of money is a good thing, if you think giving foreign courts jurisdiction over this country for nearly up to a decade to come is a good thing.”

The Brexit divorce bill is estimated to be around the £35 to £40 billion, lower than the original £44billion estimate, but still an infuriating amount to Brexiteers.

Mr Farage was enraged about having to pay the EU billions to exit the bloc and said it originally suggested a figure of up to €100 billion to “frighten” the British.

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Nigel Farage said Britain should not pay “anything” like the sum of money it has offered the EU

“We do not need to be paying anything like this sum of money”

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He said: “That’s how the EU have done this – put out a ridiculous figure, frighten the British, get  to promise 20 in Florence, and up we go.

“We do not need to be paying anything like this sum of money.

“The only reason they want this exorbitant sum is because they have refused to cut any of their future spending programmes despite the fact the United Kingdom is leaving. We should not be paying that sum of money.”

Mr Farage wrote on Twitter: “A deal in Brussels is good news for Mrs May as we can now move on to the next stage of humiliation.”

Negotiators have now published the full text of the agreement, which Mrs May said her DUP partners had agreed to back after “significant improvements” were made yesterday.

European Council President  demanded the UK obey EU rules during the transition period – including new edicts handed down by Brussels.

Speaking from Brussels yesterday, Mr Tusk said: “This morning I received the confirmation from our negotiators that sufficient progress had been made

“We should start negotiating the transition deal so people and business have clarity about the situation. The UK has asked for a transition deal of about two years”

However, he added: “We have our conditions. I propose that during this period the UK will respect the whole of EU law including new law.

“It will respect budgetary commitments. It will respect judicial oversight. And of course all other commitments.”

 

 

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