“I’m surprised that you are here. You were fighting for the exit. The British people voted for the exit. Why are you here?” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (28 June).
Juncker addressed MEPs at the European Parliament for the first time after the United Kingdom chose to leave the European Union in a referendum on Thursday (23 June).
UKIP leader Nigel Farage also delivered a speech, in which he reminded MEPs that he started leading the Brexit campaign 17 years ago.
“When I came here 17 years ago and I said that I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain to leave the EU, you all laughed at me. I have to say you’re not laughing now, are you?” the UKIP leader said.
“Virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives or worked in business or worked in trade or indeed ever created a job,” he added.