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Finnish MEP Laura Huhtasaari insisted she wants all EU member states to “do Brexit” in a rousing speech. Unlocked presenter and ex-Brexit Party MEP Belinda de Lucy retweeted a clip of the speech in the European Parliament, declaring that Brexit is a “beacon of hope” for “democracy-loving Europeans everywhere”.
Ms de Lucy said: “For many Europeans, Brexit is a beacon of hope. An example of democracy surviving the EU.
“Boris must stand up to the power-grabbing EU not just for us Brits but for democracy-loving Europeans everywhere.”
In her speech, Ms Huhtasaari urged Boris Johnson to use the opportunity of Brexit to take back Britain’s sovereignty.
The Finnish MEP said: “I have a dream. I want all member states to do Brexit.
“As EPP president Manfred Weber has put it, if Brexit felt like a success it would be the beginning of the end of the EU.
“So that reveals that if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, it means that the EU has not even tried to be fair.
“I have a message for Boris Johnson.
“Defend your fishing waters… you have now an opportunity to take your sovereignty back – use it.”
Ms Huhtasaari’s speech prompted praise from many Twitter users.
One wrote: “Wow Laura, what a great speech, thank you from England.”
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Another commented: “Well said that woman. Someone with common sense in the EU’s parliament.”
A third added: “Well said Laura, go Finland.”
One more said: “Laura Huhtasaari is right, and a great ambassador for the Brexit cause, sincerely hope that Boris Johnson is listening, and takes note.”
Ms Huhtasaari’s powerful speech comes as trade talks between the UK and the EU resumed in London today.
But with the Brexit transition period set to end on December 31, time is short to reach an agreement.
Both sides had previously insisted a deal was needed by the EU summit earlier this month if it was to be in place by the end of the year.
The Prime Minister last week warned Britain would leave with no deal unless there was a major change in approach from Brussels.
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