There were many fine and erudite contributions before Farage spoke. The values this place represents do instil a real sense of pride. But some of the comments focused on the need to have a constructive dialogue with Trump, as if he would somehow listen to reasoned and impassioned pleas from MEPs, an organisation he has repeatedly indicated he would want to be destroyed.
This is after the fuckwit has been filtered through the editorial process.
I’m a Labour Member of the European parliament for the London region, and Labour’s environment and climate change spokesperson in Europe, and there are many wonderful aspects of my job.
A requirement for basic intelligence not being one of them I guess.
Then again I was once at an MEP hustings at the NFU where a Lib Dem candidate insisted that Britain would still have the Schengen rights of free movement. She really just did not get, even after it was explained, that Britain was, always had been, outside Schengen.