‘Absolute farce!’ Farage’s fury as EU orders Union flag be removed from Brexit Party desks

The Brexiteer launched a furious tirade on Twitter at the demand that came today while at European Parliament in Brussels. He said: “We have just had our Union Jack flags removed from our desks in the European Parliament, by order of the President. “National symbols are now banned.

“Thank God we are leaving.”

Mr Farage’s 1.47million followers were quick to comment on the matter.

One suggested: “All BP MEPs should turn up in Union Jack blazers.”

Another said: “I can’t believe its happening @Nigel_Farage, next month we will have our country back.”

A third said: “What an absolute farce.”

Another added: “Time to get rid of all the #EU flags still mysteriously flying from public buildings in London!”

Another said: “Are all national flags for all EU nations being removed?

“Or are the union flags only being removed in readiness for the UK’s departure?

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“But if all nations are having their flags removed, then how can increased federalism now be denied? Thank God we are leaving!”

The order came from the new European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who only took up her role in November, two months ago.

Last week she visited Prime Minister Boris Johnson at No10.

She said the UK and EU will still have an “unbreakable” bond after Brexit.

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But Ms Von der Leyen added the UK will have to accept compromises over leaving the EU at the end of this month.

She said: “Our partnership cannot and will not be the same as before.

“It will not be as close as before because with every choice comes a consequence. With every decision, comes a trade-off.

“Without the free movement of people, you cannot have the free movement of capital, goods and services.

“Without a level playing field on environment, labour and state aid, you cannot have the highest quality access to the world’s largest single market.

“The more divergence there is, the more distant the partnership will be.”

Ms Von der Leyen added the EU may have to “prioritise” different aspects of a deal.

She said: “Without an extension of transition period beyond 2020 you cannot expect to agree on every single aspect of our partnership.

“We will have to prioritise.”

Meanwhile, Mr Johnson’s EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill cleared the Commons with a majority of 99 last week.

The Prime Minister was able to rely on help from new Tory MPs that entered Parliament at the general election.

The legislation will then head to the upper chamber next week.

Downing Street has urged the unelected House of Lords to take on board the December general election result which delivered Mr Johnson’s 80-seat Commons majority.

The general election saw Mr Johnson gain a colossal victory over Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who will stand down in April after his party suffered the worst defeat since 1935.

Labour was left with a majority of just 203.

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