Nigel Farage tears into European President Herman Van Rompuy on the floor of the European parliament. Farage was subsequently fined Â£2700 for the “insult” and personal attack.
Naturally, Belgium, President Van Rompuy’s home country, got a bit upset about Mr. Farage’s brutal honesty and demanded an apology:
Yves Leterme, Belgium’s Prime Minister, has demanded a public apology for the “slander” and Mr Farage’s added “insult” that Mr Van Rompuy was a “quiet assassin” hostile to the sovereignty of nation states because he came from the “non-country” of Belgium.
Mr Farage was called to the office of Jerzy Buzek, the President of the European Parliament, and told to publicly apologise to Mr Van Rompuy and Belgium “or else”.
“I said he had the charisma of a damp rag and I challenge you to find anyone who would say any different to that,” he said, “The only people I am going to apologise to are bank clerks the world over. If I have offended them I am very sorry indeed.”
Though we are not familiar with Mr. Farage’s political views, we would love to see more politicians open up with their true feelings, especially here in the US.