Watch Nigel Farage call the EU Brexit negotiator a 'fanatic' and 'high priest' of the European Parliament


It's three months on from the EU referendum but Nigel Farage is still in the political spotlight, this time lambasting Belgium's former prime minister in the European Parliament.

Guy Verhofstadt has been appointed to negotiate Brexit talks - something Farage is not pleased with.

"If you think of this building as a temple, then Mr Verhofstadt is the high priest," said Farage in the Louise Weiss Building of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Jean-Claude Juncker walks past Nigel Farage in the EU Parliament
EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, left, put his face in his hands as Farage gave the speech (Jean-Francois Badias/AP)

Farage called Verhofstadt a "fanatic" and "the only real nationalist in the room" due to his support of the EU having its own "flags, anthems and armies".

"I frankly think this appointment pretty much amounts to a declaration of war on any sensible negotiating process," said Farage.

"I think what we really need is for this Parliament to recognise it has made a mistake and find someone who actually likes the UK to lead these talks."

Donald Trump on stage with Nigel Farage
Farage shared a stage with Donald Trump last month (Gerald Herbert/AP)