Nigel Farage asks to meet Michel Barnier to talk Brexit
Former leader of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage said he has “had enough” with the state of Brexit talks and wants to get involved himself.
“I’ve had enough of this neverending stream of Europhiles going to see the man who is tasked with negotiating Brexit,” Farage said on LBC radio Monday.
In a letter to the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, Farage asked that the pair “hold a meeting” in Brussels.
“I will come to speak for the 17.4 million who did not vote for a transition deal or any further delays and whose resolve is getting stronger,” Farage wrote in the letter, in which he accused Barnier of “listening to a group of people who want to stop or delay Brexit.”
Farage’s request for a meeting comes a week after Barnier revealed trade talks with the U.K. could take three years.