Politics Farage is "the biggest waste of money in the EU": video of Belgian ex-PM's put-down Guy Verhofstadt is not happy with UKIP. Print HTML Perhaps getting his own back for Nigel Farage's infamous tirade against his fellow countryman Herman von Rompuy, former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt launched a blistering attack on the UKIP leader in the European Parliament. Farage has previously boasted about his total expense and allowance claims "pushing £2m", on top of his salary of £64,000. › A victory against usury Farage. Photograph: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. 12 issues for £12 Subscribe More Related articles Banishing safe seats, and other proposals to bridge the democratic divide No, Jeremy Corbyn is not antisemitic – but the left should be wary of who he calls friends Can power-sharing in Northern Ireland be saved?