UKIP’s Nigel Farage has been accused of “lying” by a fellow MEP, during a European Parliament debate on Trump’s travel ban.
As Nigel Farage addressed the parliament, and defended President Trump’s immigration policy, Dance sat behind him, holding a protest sign.
Dance, a Labour MEP representing London, held aloft a handwritten sign which read: “He’s lying to you”, with an arrow pointing towards Farage.
Dance was instructed to lower the sign by a parliamentary clerk.
He later explained that he was acting out of frustration. “I was fed up, frankly, with nationalist and populist messages being paraded around”, he said.A complaint has been launched by UKIP, who describe Dance’s action as “a defamatory personal remark”.