'Why did Ireland fight for independence to be ruled from Brussels?' - UKIP wants Ireland to join the UK

David Coburn claims footage from the European Parliament yesterday was "staged"

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David Coburn, leader of UKIP in Scotland, at Glasgow's Emirates Stadium | Image: John Linton / PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Scottish UKIP MEP says Ireland should follow Britain and leave the European Union.

David Coburn also claims footage showing heated scenes in the European Parliament yesterday after Britain's vote to leave the EU was "staged."

He claims the footage that comes out of the parliament is 'controlled' by pro-EU staff.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage was jeered and booed at an emergency meeting to discuss the Brexit.

Offering a tongue in cheek "thank you for the warm welcome", Mr Farage said: "When I came here 17 years ago and said I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain to leave the European Union you all laughed at me."

"Well I have to say you're not laughing now are you?".

Mr Farage made his comments after the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, rounded on UKIP members, asking them: "Why are you here?".

But Mr Coburn has his doubts.

"There's a big big chunk - our chunk - of the parliament which felt the other way...they were cheering Nigel to the rafters," he told Newstalk Breakfast.

"All you see on the TV footage is all these lefties all booing, all the Eurofanatics booing, but you don't see that there was a bigger cheer going up from our side of the House that they never show because the EU controls the footage."

On the issue of the British economy falling since the referendum result, Mr Coburn said this was "part of operation fear."

"They're trying to get the government not to go ahead with Brexit - but it's all part of their plan to try and nobble it."

"Already the Australians and New Zealanders say that they want immediate treaties with Britain...all the nonsense that was talked (about) by the other side is just so much nonsense."

Mr Coburn also dismissed a petition calling for a second EU referendum, which now has over four million signatures, as "nonsense."

"We've had the referendum, that's that - and to be absolutely honest with you, I don't know why the Irish aren't joining us in this."

"I don't see why Ireland should fight for so many hundreds of years for its independence and freedom to hand that over to a committee in Brussels."