After tonight’s session, Mr Farage said: “We had a polite exchange of views but Mr Juncker made it absolutely clear that on the question of the free movement of peoples across the European Union, there was no question of any negotiation of that position.
“He showed himself to be completely out of touch by saying migration within the EU was a ‘marginal issue’. In saying this, he will take the UK closer to the EU exit door.
“He also shocked us and is clearly trying to charm the sceptical vote in the Parliament by denying the existence of a European people. This runs contrary to everything I have heard here after being a member of the European Parliament for the last 15 years.”