Gerard Batten, the party’s Brexit spokesman, while speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, he bemoaned the criticism Ukip has attracted because of Brexit.
The 62-year-old claimed it was his colleagues' failure to control immigration which led to the EU referendum result and attacked them for continuing to make the same mistakes.
The European Parliament approved a proposal on visa liberalisation for Georgia, allowing conditional visa-free travel for the post-soviet nation.
The short-term travel visa waiver – expected to be introduced in late March following formal approval by the European Council – applies to the Schengen area.
Ukip's Brexit spokesman railed against the EU for voting for visa-free access for Georgia
It’s in your own interests to wake up to what is happening in the real world
Addressing his EU colleagues, Mr Batten said: “The truth is finally dawning on you here that Britain is going to leave and the European Union is going to lose one of its biggest net contributors.
“Now, perhaps it would be good for you to understand that the central issue on why we decided to leave was because of the loss of democracy and national sovereignty and control.
“The biggest issue that brought that home to the British people was the issue of immigration – specifically mass uncontrolled immigration, which we’ve had for many years from the European Union in great numbers since 1997.”
The 62-year-old, moving on to the Georgia vote, accused the room of continuing to ignore immigration concerns on the Continent.
He quipped that the “most attractive place in Scotland” was once “the road to England”, comparing the modern day situation to non-EU nations wanting to be in the bloc.
“Perhaps there is something you should consider, British people voted to leave the European Union for many reasons, one of the biggest ones was mass immigration.
“You’re actually making the problem worse for the European Union because you are extending these visa arrangements for people who can come, there are very little or not checks and they can overstay their welcome – once inside the Schengen area they can move anywhere they like.
“You are going to lose Britain – and I wish you well when we’ve left, I don’t want to destroy the European Union, but you’re going to destroy your own project the next countries that will want to leave are Germany, Holland, France and more.
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If you are an EU national, you do not need to show your national ID card or passport when you are travelling from one border-free Schengen EU country to another. The Schengen Area is an area comprising 26 European states that have officially abolished passport and any other type of border control at their mutual borders.
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“It’s in your own interests to wake up to what is happening in the real world.”
Theresa May and her Government have published an official policy document setting out its plans for post-Brexit Britain.
It sets out the themes of the goals for its negotiations with the bloc, as announced by the Prime Minister last month. Having chosen to prioritise immigration over single market access in her 12-point plan, the 77-page document said a new system to control EU migration will be introduced and could be phased in to give businesses time to prepare.
The new system will be designed to help fill skills shortages and welcome “genuine” students.
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