Juncker vs. Farage: The final battle

“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) in Strasbourg. 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.