Eurocrat Verhofstadt Calls Brexiteers ‘Traitors’
Guy Verhofstadt, chief Europhile and MEP, has accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson and fellow Tory Brexiteers of being the “real traitors”.
The European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator made the comments after Conservative Eurosceptics and the DUP rejected the EU’s counter-offer to Prime Minister Johnson’s Brexit proposal.
Mr Vehofstadt said on Wednesday: “I think that the proposal that Boris Johnson exactly one week ago has put forward was not serious at all.”
The former prime minister of Belgium then claimed Mr Johnson was playing a “blame game”.
“The only one who is not being blamed is Mr Johnson himself apparently,” Mr Verhofstadt said during a session of European Parliament in Brussels. “All those who are not playing his game are traitors, or collaborators, or surrenderers.
“Well, in my opinion, dear colleagues, the real traitor is he or she who would risk bringing disaster upon his country, its economy, its citizens by pushing Britain out of the European Union. That is, in my opinion, a traitor.”
Brexit Party leader and MEP Nigel Farage commented in response to the outburst: “This man is more unhinged than ever.”
Mr Verhofstadt is a committed EU federalist known for his bombastic, and at times inflammatory, language. In February, the EP Brexit coordinator suggested Leavers could end up on the guillotine, like the leaders of the French revolution.
The real traitors are people like Verhofstadt. What really concerns him is that when we leave they will lose one of the main financial contributors to his rotten empire!