‘More revolutionary than Brexit’: Nigel Farage hints at new MP bid

Former UKIP and Brexit celebration chief Nigel Farage has once more refused to rule out one other try to change into an MP, promising Sky Information that if he did achieve this it will be on a much more “revolutionary agenda than simply Brexit”.

It comes as official information printed yesterday by the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS) confirmed internet migration of 606,000 for final 12 months, practically thrice the pre-Brexit common of between 200,000 and 250,000.

Mr Farage stated the Conservatives of ignoring the “will of the folks” on immigration, accusing consecutive prime ministers of failing to crackdown on the variety of folks coming to the UK post-Brexit

The previous UKIP chief even claimed internet migration may have been restricted to 50,000 a 12 months if the Conservatives had taken the fitting strategy after the UK left the EU.


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When it was raised that earlier than the EU referendum he had prompt internet migration might be introduced all the way down to 50,000, Mr Farage stated: “Sure, in fact. After all we will. We may have gotten it all the way down to 50,000. In the event that they put me accountable for it we might have gotten to 50,000 a 12 months, no query about it, however they didn’t.

“The issue we’ve got received now’s… I stated 10 years in the past, I wished to trigger an earthquake in British politics. Effectively, we received the earthquake, we’re nonetheless struggling the aftershocks of it, we’re struggling the aftershocks… as a result of Parliament and the Authorities have ignored the need of the folks.

“They’ve ignored what was stated in that Brexit referendum and so now an even bigger query emerges as to how we’re going to change politics on this nation.”

Prime minister Rishi Sunak stated yesterday that the numbers have been “simply too excessive” and he remained dedicated to bringing them down. He denied that internet migration was uncontrolled.

Mr Farage additionally hinted that he could also be contemplating working for parliament once more — having by no means efficiently contested a Westminster seat. He stated a change to the electoral system would make a run extra probably

The previous Brexit celebration chief predicted “one other insurgency” in UK politics — “whether or not it’ll be Reform, whether or not it’ll be me, whether or not we get a brand new Nick Griffin [the former leader of the far-right British National Party (BNP)]”.

Mr Farage is the honorary president of Reform UK, the renamed Brexit celebration which is presently led by Richard Tice.

He continued: “I feel if I stood once more, it will be a way more revolutionary agenda than simply Brexit”.

Mr Farage has stood for parliament on seven events. He has by no means gained, however did steadily enhance his share of the vote at every contest:

  • Eastleigh, by-election 1994: completed 4th; 1.7% of the vote – Misplaced deposit (£500)
  • Salisbury, basic election 1997: completed 4th; 5.7% of the vote – Regained deposit
  • Bexhill and Battle, basic election 2001: completed 4th; 7.8% of the vote – Regained deposit
  • South Thanet, basic election 2005: completed 4th; 5.0% of the vote – Regained deposit (simply)
  • Bromley and Chislehurst, by-election 2006: completed third; 8.1% of the vote – Regained deposit
  • Buckingham, by-election 2010: completed third; 17.4% of the vote – Regained deposit
  • South Thanet, basic election 2015: completed 2nd; 32.4% of the vote – Regained deposit

It comes as Nigel Farage admitted the UK had not benefited economically from leaving the EU in an interview with the BBC final week.

“What Brexit has proved, I’m afraid, is that our flesh pressers are about as ineffective because the commissioners in Brussels. We’ve mismanaged this completely,” Farage stated, responding to a raft of knowledge suggesting there had been a detrimental financial influence of Brexit.