At the European Parliament in Brussels.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage waves the Union Jack as he delivers his farewell speech to the parliament before he gets cut off for disobeying the rules.
Fine Gael’s Mairéad McGuinness, vice-president of the parliament, tells him “goodbye” and reminds him to take his flags with him.
Earlier: Britain On The Brink
Previously: He Is Among Us
“I’ve Yet To Hear A Single Person Mention It”
“We won’t become a third country, as I’ve been hearing this morning, we’re going to become an independent, self-governing nation.
“You can delude yourselves this morning inside this cathedral that all is well, but it isn’t.
“People do not want to be run and governed by faceless bureaucrats like Michel and Von der Leyen.
“Did you hear them earlier?
Dull as dishwater.” Nigel Farage (top) says goodbye to his European Parliament colleagues.
European Parliament, Strasbourg, France
Emily O’Reilly has secured a second term as the European Ombudsman following a vote in the European Parliament…
The former Irish Ombudsman, who secured 320 votes in the secret ballot, faced a tough battle to retain her position with a strong challenge from Estonian Judge Julia Laffranque.
O’Reilly secures second term as European Ombudsman (RTÉ)
Amid growing doubts about how long she can survive, Theresa May
rebuffed the latest calls for her to step down, saying talks with Labour would resume this week and changes to the political declaration – likely to include a customs arrangement, workers’ rights and environmental protections – would then be taken to the EU.
Brexit weekly briefing: panic as Farage polls highest for EU elections (The Guardian)
Poll via YouGov
Nigel Farage launching the Brexit Party earlier this month
The YouGov survey for The Times put the party launched by the former Ukip leader last week on 23 per cent,
a point in front of Labour and five ahead of the Tories, and appeared to confirm the result of a shock poll published on Wednesday…
Brexit news – live: Second poll shows Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party on course for European election victory (The Independent)
Poll puts Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party in the lead for May’s European elections (Channel 4)
Irexit Freedom To Prosper
At the European Parliament in Strasboug.
During a discussion about the Paradise Papers.
MEP and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage says the funding for these papers came from George Soros.
Thanks John Gallen
Ross Atkins tweetz:
Who’s this having a beer in the European Council canteen? Mr Farage has much to celebrate.
If young Nigel says he’s happy then he’s happy.
Earlier: “They Stood Up And Said ‘We See The EU For What It Is'”
EU Summit (Irish Times Blog)
John Gallen writes:
Spotted this on
Feckbook, Alan Partridge and Nigel Farage striking the same pose, on a boat, on the Thames yesterday :)
Yesterday: Rat Joins Sinking Ship