Nigel Farage heading 'back on the road' in fresh Brexit campaign

Posted On: 
18th August 2018

Nigel Farage has vowed to once again return to British politics to fight Theresa May’s Chequers Brexit deal.

Nigel Farage heralds this as his 'return' to British politics

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the ex-Ukip leader said he would take part in battle bus tour by campaign group Leave Means Leave, co-founded by multi-millionaire Richard Tice.

Mr Farage, who still works as an MEP as well a regular political commentator, heralded this as his "return" to British politics in order to take on the Brexit blueprint agreed by Theresa May's Cabinet at a Chequers summit.

He wrote: "Theresa the Appeaser has produced a set of ideas that are nothing more than a cowardly sell-out.”

The ex-UKIP chief, who has run for MP unsuccessfully seven times, wrote: "It is now beyond doubt that the political class in Westminster and many of their media allies do not accept the EU referendum result.

"It is equally clear to me that, unless challenged, these anti-democrats will succeed in frustrating the result. Well, I've had enough of their lies, deceit and treachery.

"The time has come to teach them a lesson - one that they will never forget."

The campaign, which seeks to unify the Eurosceptic voices pushing for Brexit defines ‘Leave’ as: "leaving the single market and customs union, controlling our own borders, not being rules by the European Court of Justice and no more contributions to the EU budget".

But James McGrory, of the anti-Brexit People’s Vote campaign group, said: "Nigel Farage has had more comebacks than Frank Sinatra, just without the success.

"If he was serious about making a return to frontline politics, he would stand to be an MP.

"I can only hope that Nigel Farage sticks to the promise he made live on TV to have a people’s vote on the final Brexit deal."