A GROUP of Brexiteer MEPs made the most of what could be their last time in the European Parliament before Brexit takes place by ridiculing the EU establishment with their very own Christmas carol song.
Brexiteer MEPs sang ‘Merry Brexmas’ to the rest of the the very glum-looking European Parliament this week, in what one supporter branded “top trolling”. When top EU officials were late to the parliamentary session this week, the Brexit Party MEPs took it upon themselves to spread “Brexmas cheer”. In a video posted by Nathan Gill, the Brexit Party contingent in Strasbourg can be heard singing: “We wish you a Merry Brexmas and a happy new year!”
The rest of the MEPs in the video look stony-faced, as the Brexiteers boast that the EU couldn’t stop the UK was now quitting the bloc under Boris Johnson’s leadership.
Mr Gill tweeted: “Voting in EU Parliament was supposed to have started 20 mins ago.
“Still no sign of starting and a lot of MEPs here are anxious to get home (with flights and trains booked). Luckily Brexit Party are here full of Brexmas cheer.”
Young Brexiteer Emily Hewertson retweeted the footage, adding: “Top trolling from The Brexit Party in the European Parliament today!”
Another MEP Belinda de Lucy added: “I think they will miss us loads when we are gone!”
Other viewers commented: “At least us Brits know how to have fun! What a miserable lot they are in that Chamber. You’ll be pleased to say good riddance.”
Another said: “You’ve got to love our MEP’s. It makes me proud to be British.”
During the European Parliament session, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen chastised the UK for leaving the EU.
She warned that Britain will suffer under a no deal departure, while boasting that the EU “will continue benefiting from its single market its customs union and the 70 international agreements”.
Ms von der Leyen also took a dig at Nigel Farage’s party, claiming she would not miss the Brexit Party MEPs after they drowned out her praise for Remainer activists.
In response, MEP Alexandra Phillips condemned the Parliament’s response to Brexit.
Ms Phillips said: “For three years, you have been in complete denial. You thought that by bullying the UK, the people would be worn down and give up on Brexit.
“The EU should watch and learn as the UK becomes truly global. Merry Brexmas!”
The MEP also mocked the large number of absences and late arrivals in the parliamentary session, claiming it was a “joke” because “you lot are actually supposed to believe in this project”.
During his own speech, Nigel Farage celebrated the UK leaving the EU “prison” and mocked senior EU figures Michel Barnier and Ursula von der Leyen as “dull as dishwater” bureaucrats.