By George Stephens •
Published: 05 Nov 2019 • 1:09
Nigel Farage has been ridiculed by an EU Brexit chief over his choice not to stand as an MP in the upcoming general election.
The European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, digged fun at the Brexit Party leader on Twitter. On Sunday, Mr Farage said he would not be standing as a candidate in the general election on December 12 amongst claims he had bottled it.
Mr Verhofstadt tweeted “Quite ironical that European affairs are more important to Nigel Farage than the politics of Great Britain.”
He added: “A pity, his departure would have been an enormous saving of European taxpayer’s money.”
Under his comments, Mr Verhofstadt posted a video clip from the European Parliament in 2012, in which he said Mr Farage’s salary as an MEP was the “biggest waste of money”.
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