Farage: The Juncker Row Shows EU Negotiators Are Not Honourable People

1 May 2017, 20:45 | Updated: 1 May 2017, 21:05

Nigel Farage branded Jean-Claude Juncker “dishonourable” after a German newspaper published damning comments from the EU President following his first dinner with Theresa May.

The leaked conversation suggests Mr Juncker said Brexit “could not be a success” and warned there could be no trade deal with the remaining 27 nations, unless the UK paid a “divorce” bill.

The Prime Minister dismissed the reports as “Brussels gossip”, but Nigel argued he was not entirely surprised by the critical remarks.

Speaking on his nightly LBC show, he said: “One thing that we learn from this is that no negotiations with these people will ever take place in secret.

“We’re not dealing frankly with honourable people they are not prepared to play this with a straight bat.”

The LBC presenter warned Mrs May that anything said in private during Brexit talks would be “leaked out” because those in Brussels are “stuck in this mentality that says that that whatever happens they mustn't be nice to the Brits.”

Nigel finished: “Well history tells us when they're rude about us and abusive about us it makes us even more determined.”

You can watch Nigel’s full take on this story in the video at the top of this page.