‘Let’s be honest with our voters at home. This process is a sham.’

In a short speech to the European Parliament, Claire slammed the undemocratic nature of the way in which the new Commission was rubber-stamped.

‘It was my first time speaking in front of a full chamber’, Claire told Brexit Facts4EU.Org, ‘and given the occasion of the Commission’s vote, I think the parliament were expecting a more procedural and welcoming statement, not one of outright hostility to the undemocratic process that selected the Commission.

‘The irony was that despite being heckled and booed throughout, I was originally trying to appeal collegiately to my fellow MEPs to be honest with the voters about the democratic deficit. This obviously changed – along with my tone – once I realised that to the ears of the parliament, my statement amounted to heresy.’