Nigel Farage believes Britain has the EU on the run
It followed an interview with a worried Jean-Claude Juncker today in which he admitted Britain was in the driving seat when it came to Brexit.
The Commission president said the UK “know very well how the can tackle this”, explaining the individual deals now possible to Theresa May’s government were a major asset.
He said: "The other EU 27 don't know it yet, but the Brits know very well how they can tackle this.
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“They could promise country A this, country B that, and country C something else, and the end game is that there is not a united European front."
Nigel Farage gloatingly responded to these comments these evenings, claiming they showed Mr Juncker and his Eurocrats were “worried and nervous”.
Jean-Claude Juncker has admitted there is no "united front" in the EU
He added the comments showed “cracks were appearing” in the united front put forward by the other 27 European Union states.
The former Ukip leader said: “I am surprised that Jean-Claude Juncker is so worried about the British.
"From a UK perspective, I am pleased to see his nervousness. Up until now we have been constantly told it is going to be us versus the other 27."
Nigel Farage in pictures Thu, December 15, 2016
Nigel Farage is a British politician who has been the leader of the UK Independence Party since October 2016.
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British politician Nigel Farage arrives at Trump Tower on December 15, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.
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Earlier this week MPs voted to approve Theresa May’s Brexit bill, allowing her to trigger Article 50 and formally begin Britain’s EU divorce.
One the article is triggered two years of formal exit negotiations will take place with the EU itself.
Mr Juncker’s comments are a U-turn on his previous comments, in which he claimed the UK would find life incredibly outside of the bloc.
Nigel Farage greeting Jean-Claude Juncker after the Brexit result
And the Commission president has even actively attempted to disrupt Britain’s new relationships with countries – including Donald Trump’s America.
During the historic visit between the new US president and Theresa May last month, the EU desperately begged the UK to keep matters informal until the country has formally left the union.
A spokesman for the European Commission said: “There is nothing in the treaties that prohibits you from discussing trade.
Nigel Farage and Jean-Claude Juncker
“You can only negotiate a trade agreement after you leave the European Union.”
Mr Juncker said in September: “I do not like that member states of the European Union, including those that are still a member state, are negotiating free trade agreements. This is an exclusive matter of the European Union.”
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