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UKIP MEP insults EU president


The European Union President, Herman van Rumpoy, has been called a "damp rag" with the "appearance of a low-grade bank clerk" by a British MEP.

Nigel Farage, of the UK Independence Party, said he did not "want to be rude" before launching his attack - but he later added that he thought Mr van Rumpoy was "competent and capable and dangerous".


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