Michel Barnier’s adviser, Stefaan De Rynck, has demanded that Nigel Farage “tone it down” after he asked Leave voters to submit their questions for the EU’s Chief Negotiator.
Farage is now due to meet with Barnier on Monday, with Britain’s Brexit hero crowd-sourcing questions using the hashtag #AskBarnier.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) January 4, 2018
That doesn’t seem to have gone down well with Michel Barnier’s adviser Stefaan De Rynck who is now attempting to play down the meeting, though he did say that he’s “looking forward” to hearing Nigel’s views on the Brexit negotiations.
Tone it down @Nigel_Farage you are hardly the first to represent leave voters to @MichelBarnier who meets @GOVUK all the time and met @CommonsEUexit @LordsEUCom with plenty of #AskBarnier already. Looking forward to your views on phase 2. https://t.co/I1GgxUaNQI
— Stefaan De Rynck (@StefaanDeRynck) January 4, 2018
Actively engaging the public in democracy clearly not something those in Brussels are keen to promote!