Nigel Farage has revealed the three questions he will ask the EU’s chief negotiator when they meet on Monday.
The UKIP MEP will meet Michel Barnier in the European Parliament in Brussels, with Mr Farage vowing to represent the “views of the 17.4 million”.
On Twitter, he offered followers the chance to suggest questions, prompting thousands of responses – some serious, some not so serious.
The three chosen questions are:
:: Does Michel Barnier understand why Britain voted for Brexit?
:: What happens to the EU’s economy if there’s no trade deal with Britain?
:: How does Michel Barnier view mass immigration into the EU coming across the Mediterranean and elsewhere?
Speaking in a video posted on his Twitter page, the former UKIP leader said: “A procession of people have been to see Monsieur Barnier the EU chief negotiator: Jeremy Corbyn and then of course the re-moaners – Lord Adonis, Ken Clarke and of course Sir Nick Clegg… and I thought: ‘Who is in there representing the views of the 17.4 million? Nobody’.”
James McGrory, executive director of anti-Brexit group Open Britain, said: “Sending Nigel Farage to Brussels to sort out Brexit is like sending an arsonist to put out a house fire.”
However, former prime minister Tony Blair told Sky News: “People like Nigel Farage are entitled to say what they think.”
Unsurprisingly, some of the suggested questions were less serious.
Among them was the question “could you ask him when the £350m a week for the NHS will start coming in?” – a reference to one of the key parts of the Leave campaign.
Another suggestion was “how do we avoid paying Farage his pension?”