Van Rompuy claims to be a better Briton than Farage in the Telegraph
Taunting Ukip's British nationalism, the EU President insisted that he, a Belgian, not Mr Farage, had behaved like a true Briton.Other UKIP news today is unedifying, and rather sad.
"I reacted in a typically British fashion, just like the British at their best, phlegmatically. I just let it wash over me," he told the Flemish VRT broadcaster.
Mr Farage responded to the taunt by accusing the British government of treachery by agreeing to the Lisbon Treaty that created the EU President post for Mr Van Rompuy.
"Britain invented parliamentary democracy to avoid having political leaders imposed upon us. We will never accept foreign rule. What is unbelievable is that our political elite stand shoulder to shoulder with him," he said.
Mike Natrass is rolling around the West Midlands.
Leaders debates, should UKIP be given a spot along with the Green's and the BNP in a sort of second division debate?