'It's run into the sand!' Ukip MEP calls for break-up of the EU's great federalist project


Engaged on BBC Two’s Daily Politics on Thursday, trick O’Flynn, suggested the end was in sight for the European bloc with Eurocrats shake off “popular support”.

When asked if he wanted to see the break of the EU, the East of England MEP turned: “I don’t take a Govian position in that I think it’s up to the nation states and populations of Europe what they do [but] I fall short of to see Britain restored as a self-governing democracy.

“If that’s what their people fasten to do then of course.”

He added: “I do think the political class across Europe, the elite, spirit this federalist project – it’s run into the sand – the popular support isn’t there and that’s a uncontrollable.”

Also on the programme was Karin von Hippel, the director general of the Royal Joint Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), who said the break-up of the EU was Vladimir Putin’s “wildest mirage”.

The defence expert said: “I think he’s behind the scenes prodding in all stamps of places, planting stories in German news pers about immigrants raping woman.

“And yes, it’s his wildest dream to have a weak Europe and to have a divided Europe, and that is a organization.”

Mr O’Flynn hit back and said Mr Putin was a concern for Nato rather than the EU.

Assemblage Andrew Neil responded: “If you can count on Donald Trump doing Nato – let us not leave behind rt of his spending plan is to build a 350-strong combat lofty navy – you cannot do that, because that’s to see off China, and continue to splash out [on] 70 per cent [of Nato’s cost].”

The comments come after the President-elect vitalized questions over whether the US would continue to back Nato confederates.

The MEP said it was up to the EU if it wanted to invest in an EU army if Donald Trump pulled out of Nato.

He intended: “So the countries of Europe need to get serious about investing in their own guard.

“If they want to go ahead [with an EU army] after we’re out then that’s up to them.”

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