Wednesday 29 January 2020


Nigel Farage's final act of defiance in the European Parliament provoked exactly the kind of reaction he would have wanted.  As he finished off his speech and began waving a small Union flag, the Vice President of the Parliament cut off his microphone and demanded that the Brexit Party's flags be removed.  The party's MEPs were then ordered out.

The fact that national flags are banned inside the chamber just goes to show how totalitarian the EU project is.  The contempt shown towards our national flag was plain for the world to see and, once again, the Leave vote was vindicated.

While the Vice President was very clear about the rules on flags when Brexit Party MEPs were brandishing them, she appeared to turn a blind eye when Labour MEPs were waving their Union flag scarves around.  In the final sitting for British MEPs many Remainers were wearing scarves emblazoned with a Union flag and a EU flag.  As the chamber erupted in a rendition of Auld Lang Syne, some MEPs began waving them in the air like they were at a football match.  No sanction.  Funny that.

Labour MEP Rory Palmer waves a scarf in the chamber