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France: Be 'caring nanny, Mrs Doubtfire', not 'Hulk' – EU's Verhofstadt to Johnson

0 18.09.2019 Инфо

W/S European Parliament, Strasbourg
SOT, Guy Verhofstadt, European Parliament's Brexit coordinator: "What we need from the British government is an automatic registration of all our EU citizens, and I know, and you know, that Boris Johnson, the prime minister, likes a lot to compare himself with movie characters, as we know. Well, dear colleagues, concerning citizens' rights, instead of playing the angry Hulk, I think he should inspire himself by another character; the caring nanny, the film of Mrs Doubtfire with Robin Williams, the late Robin Williams." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
M/S European Parliament
SOT, Guy Verhofstadt, European Parliament's Brexit coordinator: "Euroskeptics, they like something, they like, in fact, bashing Europe by saying that [the] European Union is undemocratic, and you can be sure that in a few moments they are going to repeat that. They are going to repeat that. Well, I can tell you that Jean-Claude Juncker or Tusk can do a lot of things but at least they cannot close the doors of our house, that is not possible. So, if the Euroskeptics, in the coming hours now, in the coming minutes, want to use again, for ridiculous comparison, with the Soviet Union, from now on they can point their finger to Westminster instead of to Strasbourg or to Brussels. That seems to me the good way forward now for them." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
M/S Verhofstadt
SCRIPT
The European Parliament's Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson should take after the character of Mrs. Doubtfire rather than the Hulk, during a speech in the European Parliament in the French city of Strasbourg on Wednesday.
"I know, and you know, that Boris Johnson, the prime minister, likes a lot to compare himself with movie characters, as we know. Well, dear colleagues, concerning citizens' rights, playing the angry Hulk, I think he should inspire himself by another character; the caring nanny, the film of Mrs Doubtfire with Robin Williams, the late Robin Williams," said Verhofstadt referring to Johnson's comments of UK acting like the superhero Hulk trying to leave the EU.
"If the Euroskeptics, in the coming hours now, in the coming minutes, want to use again, for ridiculous comparison, with the Soviet Union, from now on they can point their finger to Westminster instead of to Strasbourg or to Brussels. That seems to me the good way forward now for them," he added.
As the October 31 Brexit deadline is looming, some EU politicians warn against the risk of a no-deal Brexit.
Earlier the UK Parliament passed a bill making a no-deal Brexit unlawful, days before its prorogation initiated by the country's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Mandatory credit: EBS