Conflicting emotions as MEPs from the UK prepare to leave the European Parliament

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They're heading into their final plenary session before they come out of the EP at the end of the month.


Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg are heading in to the last day of this week's plenary session. And for British MEPs, it marks their last ever plenary, as the UK prepares to leave the European Union on January 31.

Euronews' Political Editor Darren McCaffrey spoke to two British lawmakers, Liberal Democrat Luisa Porritt and Nathan Gill of the Brexit Party.

READ MORE: What's it like to be a Brexit Party MEP in the heart of the EU?

As you might expect, they had different views on their approaching departure.

"I'm going to miss being in this place because it's an opportunity to represent my constituents at the European level," said Porritt. "And that's why I wanted to be an MEP in the first place, to make sure the pro-Europeans, who do still exist in Britain, are represented."

But Nathan Gill says his work in Strasbourg is done:

"I'm glad I'm going to be leaving because it means that we've succeeded in politically what I got into politics to do in the first place, which was to get Britain out of the EU."

To listen to the full interview with Luisa Porritt and Nathan Gill, click on the media player above.

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