German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has become the new EU Commission President.
She was the only candidate – and still only managed to get over the line by a pathetic 9 votes.
The vote went 383 to 327 in the European Parliament, with von der Leyen scraping past the minimum support from 374 MEPs that was required.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 17, 2019
Nigel Farage had earlier pointed out the direction that the European Union will be heading in under her presidency. In 2011 von der Leyen famously said: “My goal is the United States of Europe, based on the model of the federal states of Switzerland, Germany or the US.”
We will vote against Ursula von der Leyen today and strike a blow for democracy. pic.twitter.com/NUnWRUywoy
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) July 16, 2019
She had also used a speech in the EU Parliament earlier in the day to talk up the possibility of a further delay to Brexit. Absurd.
Westmonster’s Michael Heaver, a Brexit Party MEP, exposed how EU-style ‘democracy’ works: a ballot paper with only one candidate on it.
EU ballot paper with one candidate. That’s how seriously they take democracy here. pic.twitter.com/OfSsSeg9Z4
— Michael Heaver MEP (@Michael_Heaver) July 16, 2019
The sooner the UK finally leaves, the better.