Published On: Wed, Sep 4th, 2019

Brexit latest: Nigel Farage hits back at Remain MPs – ‘Very dark place!’ | Politics | News


Opposition MPs took control of parliamentary business and Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his working majority following the defection of Philip Lee. The Tory Party has not held a majority in the Commons since the 2017 general election. Mr Farage said in a speech: “We are in for the fight of our lives.

“We may find ourselves in a few weeks, with no Brexit and with no chance in a general election to do anything about it, I fear that we are rapidly headed towards a very, very dark place.

“It’s been going on, gradually since 2016.”

He explained: “You see democracy works only if you have the principle of losers consent.”

Mr Farage was one of the leading figures of the Leave campaign as a member of Ukip.

He has been an MEP for South East England since 1999.

Mr Farage had been a Tory member up until 1993.

Mr Farage warned: “They’ll be millions of people out there who voted Brexit, who are great patriots, who are in danger of being beaten down by the other side.

“Well, what we did in that six week campaign off the European elections as we managed to turn the despair that existed in this country, we managed to turn it into hope and optimism.”

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Then, the Tories led by the now-Lord Hague secured 36 seats.

This was 33.5 percent of the vote.

Mr Farage had stood for a Westminster seat seven times but his attempts have been fruitless.

He has stood in Eastleigh in a 1994 by election, Salisbury in 1997, Bexhill and Battle in 2001, South Thanet in 2005 and 2015, Bromley and Chislehurst in a 2006 by election and Buckingham in 2010.

Despite the Brexit Party successes, Ukip have not won a Westminster seat since Mr Farage’s departure.

They currently have one member of the House of Lords, two members of the Welsh Assembly, one member of the London Assembly and no members of the European Parliament after losing all 24 of their MEPs.

Mr Farage left Ukip in December.

Huge cited opposition to Gerard Batten, then Ukip leader and his association with former EDL leader Tommy Robinson as his reasons for departure.

He explained: “Damaging UKIP is one thing, damaging the Brexit cause is even worse, the brand has now been so damaged, so tarnished, that it is not able to pick up and won’t be able to pick up the political opportunity that is there staring it in the face.”



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