As a former Belgian Prime Minister Mr Verhofstadt is a national treasure. He is known for his 'glass half full' attitude, seeing the best in people (if not in Nigel Farage) and for 'having a go' even if the results are not always perfect.
Mr Verhofstadt, a fervent supporter of European integration, has been appointed to report back to the European Parliament on the progress of the Brexit talks between the EU and the UK. He made a marked intervention in the debate following the State of the Union address by commission president JC Juncker last week, but his English is now being taken to task in a hilarious lampoon that is being shared on social media here. Beware: some knowledge of the Dutch language is essential to comprehend the finesse of the author's humour.