The Brexit Party has convincingly won the European elections, picking up nearly a third of the vote. But it seems that their success still isn’t enough for some. One Lib Dem MEP – Barbara Gibson – dismissed Nigel Farage’s outfit, saying it is ‘not a real party’.
Gibson, who was elected in the East of England alongside three Brexit Party MEPs, said she didn’t recognise the legitimacy of the Brexit Party – despite the group getting nearly twice as many votes as the Lib Dems in the region in which she won her seat. Here’s what she had to say:
‘They are not a real party. They have not even published a manifesto. They could not do this in a general election.’
Interviewer: ‘Do you not recognise the validity and legitimacy of those three MEPs?’
‘I don’t, no.’
Mr S is pleased to see that the Lib Dems have got the message…