"Put your flags away, you're leaving" - Mairead McGuinness blasts Nigel Farage in European Parliament
"Take them with you if you are leaving now. Goodbye."
Nigel Farage was shut down by First Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness after the former led his charges in waving Union Jack flags during a Brexit-focused session in Brussels on Wednesday.
"I know you want to ban our national flags but we're going to wave you goodbye and we look forward, in the future, to working with you as sovereign..." Farage crowed as his microphone was cut off.
"If you disobey the rules you get cut off," McGuinness noted, adding:
"Could we please remove the flags?"
Earlier, Farage adopted a typically shouty figure as he reeled off the perceived benefits of post-Brexit Britain:
"No more financial contributions. No more European Court of Justice. No more Common Fisheries Policy. No more being talked down to. No more being bullied. No more Guy Verhofstadt. I mean, what's not to like?"
Cue the flag-waving and McGuinness' rebuke.
"Please sit down, resume your seats, put your flags away, you're leaving," she announced.
"And take them with you if you are leaving now. Goodbye."
Check out the WWE-style chaos below.
"Put your flags away. You're leaving. Take them with you if you are leaving now.
@MaireadMcGMEP to Nigel Farage in Brussels this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/UX0gIvzfBW
— JOE.ie (@JOEdotie) January 29, 2020