Tokyo 2020: Tom Daly and Matty Lee win gold
The MEP, a former representative of Brexit in the European Parliament, has been an outspoken critic of Britain’s decision to leave the bloc and has returned to the topic on numerous occasions since the 2016 referendum. You should have been well aware of the implications when you posted your latest teaser online, according to Leavers.
He wrote: “Curiosity: The common EU has more gold medals than the US or China #TokyoOlympics
“I would like to see the European Union flag next to the national flag on athletes’ clothes.
“Our identity is stratified: we are proud of Italians, Latvians, Germans, Slovenes…and Europeans. Our sports should reflect this!”
Conservative MP David Jones, deputy chair of the European Research Group (ERG), said: Express.co.uk: “To be fair to Guy Verhofstadt, he has never hidden the fact that he wants the European Union to become a single superpower.
“Your tweet only confirms that. It also confirms that the UK was absolutely right to leave an organization where fans like Verhofstadt have so much influence.
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Guy Verhofstadt strangely claimed that the European Union “wins” the Olympics
Benhabib, a former member of the Brexit Party
If Guy Verhofstadt didn’t exist, Brexit would have to invent him
“Europe is clearly not a place where most Britons feel at home.”
Jones added, “It’s really unusual. By the way, how many medals would they have won if the UK were still a member?”
The former European Parliament member of the Brexit Party, Ben Habib, was even more powerful.
He told Express.co.uk: “If Guy Verhofstadt didn’t exist, Brexit would have to invent him.
“He is better than anyone else at exposing the supranational, undemocratic, arrogant and power-destroying institution that is the European Union.”
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Guy Verhofstadt tweeted
By doing so, Habib said, Verhofstadt simply pushed support back into the UK and away from the EU.
He explained: “I will never forget his outrageous statements in Parliament that the British people don’t know why they voted. That the Brexiteers are stupid. That the UK would suffer. That the UK wouldn’t be relevant outside of an empire (yes, the EU calls an empire).
“His latest stupid claim is that the European Union will be at the top of the medal table at the Olympics. This is how it should be, with 500 million people and more competitors registered in every discipline than is allowed for any country.
And no, Mr. Verhofstadt, the EU is not a country, at least not yet. If so, the Olympics would be the poorest, with a much smaller competition field. “
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Tom Daly and Matty Lee win the men’s gold medal in 10m synchronized platform jumps
Matt Walls, Gold Medalist
Habib added, “There is no way that rationality can interfere with his imperial supremacy knot.
He even wants the flag of the European Union on the clothes of competitors from the member states. So much for not politicizing the sport!
“One of my colleagues in the European Parliament, Martin Dubney, nicknamed him Darth Vader from the EU. He made me laugh at the time, except, of course, that Darth Vader is a much more believable and charming person.”
Meanwhile, Jayne Adye, director of Get Britain Out, suggested Verhofstadt was making a mistake.
UK medals comparison
She said Express.co.ukMr. Verhofstadt’s level of delusion somehow exacerbates with each new tweet he posts.
“These Olympic athletes represent their country, not the European Union, and no matter how much some within the European Union would like, the European Union is not a country.”
He noted that anyone in Europe could pretend to be European, a fact that Verhofstadt neglected in his eagerness to point out that the bloc and the continent are the same thing.
He added: “I suppose we should also ignore the fact that if the EU was competing as a single body, it would have fewer medals because it would have fewer athletes competing, so it might be a good advertisement to do, the logic of Verhofstadt doesn’t hold.”
David Jones, President of the European Research Group
Time and time again, those within the EU are not learning from the past.
“Statements like this from Verhofstadt are the reason why we are sure that the UK will not be the last country to leave the EU, because bureaucrats and federations will stop at nothing to realize their dream, no matter what you think. Really ordinary people.”
The United Kingdom currently has 16 Olympic gold medals, making it sixth in the medal table and above any member of the European Union of 27. In total, the countries of the European Union have 68 gold.
Express.co.uk has contacted Mr Verhofstadt for comment.
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