Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage expressed anger at the European Union in a heated debate this morning (14 February). Farage stated that leaders are ignoring the true wishes of Europeans.
“Only 20% of people want immigration from Muslim countries to continue. Just 20% want us to keep on allowing people in from Muslim countries. Which means your voters have a harder line position on this than Donald Trump or myself, or frankly any party sitting in this parliament.”
ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt, a Belgian MEP and chief Brexit negotiator, explained that Europeans are not angered by a united Europe but instead want more done in the face of the immigration crisis.
“People are not against Europe, they want more Europe to face these challenges. But they are critical, that’s true, towards the way the European Union works today.”