The MEP Nigel Farage, 53, has waded in amid the rapidly deteriorating relations between the two sides after Brussels and Bern fell out over access to the bloc’s stock exchanges.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Farage said: “The Swiss always vote no to the EU and I’m sure they will again.
“They can see the advantages of being a small but adaptable and economically successful country far outweighs being bullied by the European Union and restricted by its regulations.
“The closer you get to Brussels the more it’s face as a belligerent bully is exposed.
GettyNigel Farage has thrown his support behind Switzerland in its row with the EU
“The Swiss would be crazy to allow themselves to be put under the power of the ECJ and harmful EU regulation.
“Switzerland is already a success as an independent country and I’m sure that won’t change.”
Swiss MPs of all political persuasions have been lining up to take a swipe at the EU after a referendum was demanded by the country’s President Doris Leuthard on the nation’s relationship with the European Union.
Ms Leuthard said: “The bilateral path is important. We must therefore clarify our relationship with Europe. We have to know in which direction to go.
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The closer you get to Brussels the more it’s face as a belligerent bully is exposed
MEP Nigel Farage
“Therefore a fundamental referendum would be helpful.”
Leader of the Social Democrats Christian Levrat led the charge, saying: “We are in front of a pile of s***: The relationship