The British writer argued Nigel Farage had made a U-Turn on his Brexit promises as he claimed he would convince the Italian and the Polish Governments to veto the UK’s decision to extend Article 50, despite campaigning for “the sovereignty of the British people”. Mr Monbiot claimed it was “extraordinary” for the former Ukip leader to “beg foreign governments to intervene in UK affairs”.
But the former Ukip Deputy Chairman defended her former leader as she pointed out a number of Remainer politicians also lobbied in Brussels to try to stop Brexit.
She said: “Did you complain when Tony Blair and Chuka Umunna and Vince Cable and all these other people went to Brussels?
“You can’t say that Nigel Farage is behaving badly when we had all these other strings of politicians going across to try and lobby as well.”
Mr Monbiot hit back: “Yes but his whole shtick was ‘It’s all about UK people, defending UK interests against those wretched foreigners’.”
But Ms Evans dismissed the claim as “absolute rubbish” and accused the writer of being hypocritical.
She said: “That’s absolute rubbish. That is a bit rich from George.
“Given that as I say we have had a stream of British politicians on the Remain side trotting over to Brussels at the drop of a hat to try and lobby whoever they could get their hands on.
“You’re being a bit hypocritical on this, George.”
On Thursday, Mr Farage confirmed he is thinking about “reaching out” to allies across the European Union to ensure a potential request to extend the Brexit negotiations is rejected next week.
The British MEP was asked to clarify the claims on Wednesday, and he confirmed he has been “thinking very carefully” about reaching out to fellow Eurosceptics to make sure the UK quits the bloc on March 29.
Speaking to Euronews, the architect of Brexit said: “Next Thursday night is a major moment because if Mrs May comes and meekly asks for an extension without a plan, and isn’t able to offer a second referendum because of the implications for her own party, you may find that there is a veto there with or without my help.
“Then we will be leaving with a no deal.”