WE DECIDE! EU's Verhofstadt DEMANDS Theresa May address MEPs to get Brexit ...

The former Belgian Prime Minister demanded the British Prime Minister address the whole European Parliament to create a "helpful" environment during the Brexit negotiations.

During a press conference broadcasted by EuroparlTV, Mr Verhofstadt said: "I’m very pleased that Mrs May has accepted the invitation of the European Parliament to come.

"Since the beginning of the year, there was a standing invitation to address the European Parliament but my proposal is that, instead of only addressing the Conference of Presidents, she address the full house, the plenary."

GETTY/EUROPARLTVThe Belgian MEP said a speech in the European Parliament would be

The Conference of Presidents is a behind-closed-doors meeting that only includes the leaders of the European Parliament's political groups.

The vocally pro-EU politician insisted Mrs May should participate in an open debate with MEPs because they would ultimately give "the green light" on Brexit.

He continued: "I think that can only be helpful because it will be the European Parliament who will need to give the green light for the outcome of the

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