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Heartbroken Green MEPs break down in tears as they mourn Brexit ‘one day we’ll be back’

Remainer MEPs applauded Molly Scott Cato MEP who broke down during her speech. She hugged her colleague as fellow Green Party MEPs gave her a standing ovation. Speaking in Brussels, Ms Cato said: “As the Brexit losses mount we must counter the betrayal narrative with those who promoted the doom strategy tried to shift the blame for the damage on to the EU and for those of us who argued against it.

“We must demonstrate compassion and solidarity with EU citizens living in the UK who feel vulnerable and fearful.

“We must revitalise the friendship groups and associations that thrived in the decades before we joined the EU.

“Now is not the time to campaign to rejoin but we must keep the dream alive especially for young people who are overwhelmingly European.

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“I hold in my heart the knowledge that one day I will back in this chamber celebrating out return to the heart of Europe.”

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Remainer MEP burst into tears (Image: BBC)

Remainer MEPs applauded Molly Scott Cato MEP who broke down during her speech (Image: BBC )

It comes as Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage delivered his last-ever speech in Brussels as his Brexit Party MEPs waved their Union Jack flags in defiance of EU rules.

The Brexit Party leader launched a brutal attack on the bloc just days before the UK is due to leave on Friday, January 31.

He said: “This is it, the final chapter, the end of the road, a 47-year political experiment that the British have never been happy with.”

He savaged the bloc’s “flags, anthems, presidents” and plans for a European army. Friday marks the “point of no return”, he added.

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The Green Party MEP was applauded (Image: BBC)

Mr Farage said the UK “is never coming back” as he gave his final speech at the European Parliament.

He added: “I’m not particularly happy with the agreement we’re being asked to vote on tonight but Boris has been remarkably bold in the last few months and, Ms von der Leyen, he’s promised us there will be no level playing field.

Mr Farage said the UK “is never coming back” as he gave his final speech at the European Parliament.

He added: “I’m not particularly happy with the agreement we’re being asked to vote on tonight but Boris has been remarkably bold in the last few months and, Ms von der Leyen, he’s promised us there will be no level playing field.

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“And on that basis, I wish him every success in the next round of negotiations.

“What happens at 11pm this Friday, January 31 2020, marks the point of no return, once we’ve left we are never coming back and the rest, frankly, is detail.”

Earlier Mr Farage told reporters that he believes Brexit is the “beginning of the end” for the EU.

He said: “That’s because we made such a Horlicks of leaving.

“I think many of the Eurosceptic groups around Europe began to shake their heads and say ‘Oh, perhaps it is not possible to leave’.

“Now it’s actually happening, if we chart a clear path – and provided that Boris Johnson sticks to the very clear promises that he made in his manifesto – then I think all of that will change a couple of years down the line.”

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