Geoffrey van Orden, the Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament, hit back at Green Party MEP, Magid Magid, for his "unparliamentary language" against Boris Johnson. In Mr Magid's speech to the EU Parliament he accused the British Prime Minister of being "a liar, a charlatan and a national disgrace" among many other things. Mr van Orden blasted the speech as "totally unwarranted" and "not suitable" for the Parliament.
The Green Party MEP called Boris Johsnon: “A liar, a charlatan, a racist, a national disgrace.
“An enemy of democracy, a selfish saboteur, a puppet to an unelected bureaucrat."
He also quoted an Uxbridge woman from the Prime Minister’s constituency who had called him “a filthy piece of toe rag” in a viral clip.
Mr Magid added: “To Juncker and Mr Barnier and other EU leaders: give Boris nothing and give the British people everything, especially the young.”
EU latest news: Majid Majid scolded for language in EU Parliament
He said: “Give them your solidarity and your unwavering support.
“Give them your sincere promise that you won’t ever abandon them to the fantasies of the insecure, delusional, tiny British elite that is summed up by Boris Johnson.
“I have constantly and frequently criticised the EU on countless occasions, and believe me that is not going to change.
“But our future is here in this Parliament.”
He continued: “This is a European Parliament that turned ash, smoke, hate, death and destruction into an ode to joy.
“My name is Magid Magid and I’m proud to be British, Somali, African and European.”
Although Mr Magid received applause from the Parliament, his British colleague was less than impressed.
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Mr van Orden said: “I’m very happy to listen to colourful parliamentary language but not un-parliamentary language.
“I think we heard a string of adjectives there against the British Prime Minister, totally unwarranted.
“And which should be withdrawn and not suitable for use in this house.”
The chair of the debate, Mairead McGuinness, reminded MEPs to be “respectful” in Parliament.
She said: “We require mutual respect between members and respect for the dignity of Parliament.”