The Brexiteer launched a furious tirade on Twitter at the demand that came today while at European Parliament in Brussels. He said: “We have just had our Union Jack flags removed from our desks in the European Parliament, by order of the President. “National symbols are now banned.
“Thank God we are leaving.”
Mr Farage’s 1.47million followers were quick to comment on the matter.
One suggested: “All BP MEPs should turn up in Union Jack blazers.”
Another said: “I can’t believe its happening @Nigel_Farage, next month we will have our country back.”
A third said: “What an absolute farce.”
Another added: “Time to get rid of all the #EU flags still mysteriously flying from public buildings in London!”
Another said: “Are all national flags for all EU nations being removed?
“Or are the union flags only being removed in readiness for the UK’s departure?
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But Ms Von der Leyen added the UK will have to accept compromises over leaving the EU at the end of this month.
She said: “Our partnership cannot and will not be the same as before.
“It will not be as close as before because with every choice comes a consequence. With every decision, comes a trade-off.
“Without the free movement of people, you cannot have the free movement of capital, goods and services.
“Without a level playing field on environment, labour and state aid, you cannot have the highest quality access to the world’s largest single market.
“The more divergence there is, the more distant the partnership will be.”
Ms Von der Leyen added the EU may have to “prioritise” different aspects of a deal.
She said: “Without an extension of transition period beyond 2020 you cannot expect to agree on every single aspect of our partnership.