The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine Theresa May’s final Brexit capitulation, where an extension granted by the European Union until October 31st, 2019, essentially means that a UK exit from the EU has been negated.
UK citizens voted in a referendum to exit the European Union, only to now have thrust upon them more EU rule…upcoming elections may see a meteoric rise of alternative parties, to counter the betrayal inflicted by Conservatives and Labour.
Nigel Farage, the leader of the new Brexit Party, says his anti-EU group will mirror UKIP on policies, but when it comes to personnel there will be a “vast difference,” with no far-right faction.
The former UKIP leader launches his new party in Coventry on Friday in preparation for fighting European elections that the UK may be forced to participate in on May 23, if a Brexit deal cannot be passed by British lawmakers.
Speaking on BBC 4’s Today program, Farage, who quit UKIP in December due to what he saw as leader, Gerard Batten’s “obsession” with former head of the EDL, Tommy Robinson, claims his Brexit Party will not have such far-right individuals.
UKIP did struggle to get enough good people into it but unfortunately what it’s chosen to do is allow the far right to join it and effectively take it over and I’m afraid the brand is now tarnished.
“The brand is now tarnished” – Nigel Farage attacks his old party, UKIP, for allowing the far right to join – saying his new Brexit Party will put “competence back into British politics”https://t.co/38cIQbBDC3 @BBCr4today pic.twitter.com/fpPaf0JqoJ
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) April 12, 2019
Farage is hoping to attract support from disgruntled pro-Brexit Tories, unhappy with Prime Minister Theresa May delaying the UK’s exit from the European Union.
The hardline Brexiteer also revealed that his party would not be taking donations from Aaron Banks, the millionaire who helped to bankroll UKIP, suggesting the businessman wants to stay out of the spotlight when it comes to political donations.
We haven’t asked Aaron Banks for any money; he’s not going to give any money. He’s been very badly burned by what happened since the referendum.
The UK Parliament is currently in recess until April 23, giving Farage’s Brexit Party the opportunity to grab the media and public’s attention, and take advantage of the fact that the issue of Brexit is dominating political discourse in Britain.
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