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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.

Farage. Photograph: Getty Images

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.

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