Nick Clegg leads rebel anti-Brexit fighters into the European Commission
Nick Clegg, Ken Clarke and Andrew Adonis are 'The Rebels'.
Three of Britain’s leading Europhile politicians were today spotted strolling into the European Commission headquarters in an audacious bid to “get a better understanding” of the Brexit talks.
Nick Clegg, Ken Clarke and Andrew Adonis had arranged to meet with Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator.
When first approached by journalists, the trio joked that their group should be called “The Rebels”.
Asked if the men were in Brussels to stop Brexit, Clegg laughed off the idea saying: “If only it were that easy!”
“We want to get a better understanding of the situation,” added the former deputy prime minister.
And Clarke joshed: “We’re here to talk about cricket.”
But former Ukip leader Nigel Farage was less amused by the adventures of the three non-Brexiteers.
“It’s like an unholy trinity desperate to undermine the democratic Brexit vote. Especially so as Clegg has no electoral mandate,” he said.
“That Michel Barnier is even meeting them shows those in Brussels cannot be trusted in these negotiations at all.”