February 25, 2010

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The head of the European parliament has summoned British Eurosceptic MEP Nigel Farage over his tirade against European Council President Herman van Rompuy.

Parliament President Jerzy Buzek is expected to reprimand Mr Farage at the meeting on Tuesday.

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader could face a suspension.

Mr Farage drew jeers on Wednesday when he told the chamber Mr Van Rompuy had “the charisma of a damp rag” and the appearance of a “low-grade bank clerk”.

The attack came as Mr Van Rompuy, a former Belgian prime minister, made his maiden appearance in parliament in Brussels.

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