PressTV-Nigel Farage says EU doesn’t understand Brexit

Leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage accused European Union negotiator Michel Barnier of failing to understand why Britain voted to leave the bloc after the two men held their first official meeting on Monday.

Farage also urged the former French minister to compromise, including on financial services in any future EU-UK trade deal, saying Britain had already given enough in negotiations.

“Mr Barnier clearly did not understand why Brexit happened,” Farage, the former head of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and still a member of the European Parliament, wrote on Twitter.

Britain voted to leave the EU by a narrow 52 to 48 percent margin in June 2016 after a campaign in which Farage played a key role.

Farage later said in a video message: “He doesn’t understand for one moment that immigration was a big reason that we voted for Brexit. (It was) perfectly clear to me the British government hasn’t even discussed the subject with him so…

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