Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party gets Electoral Commission approval
After ripping Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement to shreds, the former UKIP leader stated on Friday that his new Brexit party “stands ready to defend democracy”.
Nigel Farage says that he is “ready to act” in the case of Article 50 being extended and Brexit delayed past the 29th March as his new pro-Brexit party gets EC approval.
After ripping Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement to shreds, the former UKIP leader stated on Friday that his new Brexit Party “stands ready to defend democracy”, making it clear once more that he intends to see the UK leave the European Union no matter what.
He added that UKIP’s failure to stay on track and its “decision to become a party of street activism, and to work and entertain characters with criminal record” effectively depleted its chances of becoming a serious electoral threat.
The registration and introduction of a new pro-Brexit party into the current political environment could drastically alter current electoral makeup. This is increasingly likely as the dividing line between people becomes Leave or Remain as opposed to Conservative or Labour.
Former UKIP economic spokesperson and founder of the new party Catherine Blaiklock stated in an interview with the Daily Telegraph that a “number of hundred” Conservative Party members – a number that may very well rise – already intended to defect. This could mean some serious trouble for the Tories.
She added that she would not rule out running in a general election, but confirmed that the new pro-Brexit faction will not be running in upcoming local elections.
At the moment, it seems that Theresa May will urge MPs to give her more time to make changes to her deal, with Labour accusing her of “pretending to make progress over issues such as the Irish border” so that she could “cynically rundown the clock.”
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