EU’s chief Brexit negotiators brand Theresa May ‘insane’ and ‘pathetic’ in foul-mouthed rant seen in a damaging BBC fly-on-the-wall documentary

Graham Charles Lear
3 min readMay 8, 2019

The Prime Minister is branded ‘pathetic’ by top Brexit negotiators from the European Parliament in a new film about talks between Britain and the EU.

Brexit: Behind Closed Doors shows a team led by Guy Verhofstadt branding her ‘insane’ and laughing at the UK.

Edel Rettman Verhofstadt’s top aideCrosse After Leave-supporting Andrew Rosindell MP argues with Verhofstadt over the Irish border, Crosse tells Verhofstadt: ‘I’m most proud of you when you take on a Tory, he was a f***er’ and adds he should ‘shoot the f***er’.

Verhofstadt’s chief of staff, Guillaume McLaughlin, responds to the news that a Brexit deal is no longer possible because the PM hasn’t cleared it with the DUP, with a foul-mouthed rant. He says: ‘What the f*** is wrong with her. That’s insane. “I don’t know, I haven’t spoken to her?” That’s ridiculous. Pathetic, pathetic.’

The fly-on-the-wall BBC documentary shows him scream ‘oh f*** off’ at a TV screen showing Mrs. May telling the Tory conference she wants a deal as Edel Rettman Crosse, Verhofstadt’s top aide, backs him up.

After Leave-supporting Andrew Rosindell MP argues with Verhofstadt over the Irish border, Crosse tells Verhofstadt: ‘I’m most proud of you when you take on a Tory, he was a f***er’ and adds he should ‘shoo the f***er’.

The two-part BBC4 series starts tonight and also shows top negotiator Michel Barnier mocking Britain.

Michel Barnier (pictured at the EU Parliament) features in the series, which shows top negotiators mocking Britain

It also features Verhodstadt commenting on Mrs. May’s infamous twerk to Dancing Queen as an Italian MEP suggests Barnier’s theme should be The Winner Takes It All.

Roberto Gualtieri, a member of the Brexit Steering Group, suggests that Barnier should use the song, to which Verhofstadt says ‘that would be sexier’.

The series also reveals disparaging comments by German Christian Democrat MEP Elmar Brok, who says the EU must not help the UK while it is ‘in a mess’.

It was created by filmmaker Lode Desmet, who is Belgian and had exclusive access to Verhofstadt and his team for two years.

In his series, Michel Barnier speculates as to who the EU should negotiate within the talks.

He asks whether it should be Brexit Secretary David Davis or Downing Street adviser and suggests it should be someone ‘stable, available and reliable’. Verhofstadt jokes that the bloc cannot ask too much of Britain.

This Documentary shows what the EU actually thinks of the UK the fifth largest economy in the world and the second largest in the EU which props up the whole of the EU with British taxpayers money.

NO more repugnant figure struts the ­corridors of Brussels than the curtain-haired slimeball Guy Verhofstadt.

Try as they might, even the drunk Juncker or the peacock Barnier cannot match the Belgian’s detestable blabbermouthed arrogance

And his top aide plainly shares his superiority complex. “I’m most proud of you when you take on a Tory and win,” coos Edel Rettman Crosse sycophantically to her aging boss. “You should shoot the f***ers out.”

“That’s the game,” replies Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit chief.

So it wasn’t just Britain they set out to humiliate. It was Tories specifically.

Indeed the new fly-on-the-wall EU documentary is a revealing portrait of the pompous, sneering, undemocratic bureaucrats 17.4million of us voted to leave: mocking Brexit, our country, even our “war spirit”. That’s right, the war spirit that served us well as we helped to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny.

But for an insight into Verhofstadt’s blinkered stupidity look no further than a remark he made only yesterday.

Turkey, he said, was “drifting towards dictatorship” as its president orders the re-run of an election he lost.

Precisely as Brussels does with its own defeats and is desperate to do with Brexit.

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Graham Charles Lear

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