If Nigel Farage is putting country before party, he should stand down more candidates before nominations close

11 Nov

Until yesterday there was a danger that Brexit looked like it could be beginning to slip through our fingers. Like millions of other Leavers, the Hartlepool announcement by Nigel Farage has transformed my despair from the Brexit Party leader’s statement on 1st November, to hope and optimism. Despite being an advocate of a Leave Alliance, […]

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From Enoch Powell to Nigel Farage. Brexit and the Atlantic Wedge…

11 Nov

Hobsbawm’s account of history at the Cold War’s end makes for stark reading now in 2019 – our world being the one that this old one birthed. American hegemony is not secured, economics is no less clear and international relations have melted from their bi-polar “Communist/Capitalist” freeze. The European Community, originally created in the 1950s because of the mutual fear of communist overrun in the minds of US technocrats and Western European elites, made its effective declaration of independence from … Read more

Nigel Farage reveals the Brexit Party will not contest 317 Conservative-held seats – full text of his speech

11 Nov

Below is the full text of the speech delivered earlier today by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage in Hartlepool. You can watch a video of it here or at the bottom of the speech where it is embedded. Good morning, everybody. I think think this has been quite a long-anticipated speech from what I can […]

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I never thought I’d say it, but we Brexiteers have to trust a Tory to deliver Brexit – or risk no Brexit at all

10 Nov

It’s not easy changing political parties although Boris Johnson’s hero and mine, Winston Churchill, did it twice, moving from the Conservatives to the Liberals in 1904 and back again in 1925. I joined the Conservatives in October, following the Prime Minister’s successful negotiation of a deal with the EU and its endorsement by the likes […]

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Boris Johnson needs a Conservative majority at the election to Get Britain Out of the EU

9 Nov

In the last few weeks Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party have been ratcheting up their rhetoric attacking Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal – and the Conservatives – following the announcement no electoral pact has been reached between these two parties. We at Get Britain Out have been considering our position in this General Election […]

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If I were still advising Nigel Farage, I’d urge him to scrap his strategy that could see Brexit blocked entirely

7 Nov

The latest polling from the constituency of Portsmouth South made worrying reading for Brexiteers. It showed that despite a fall in support for Labour as well as the Conservatives, a decent showing for the Brexit Party in fourth place on 14% left the Liberal Democrats in the lead and poised to gain the seat. The […]

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Beyond no deal: what else does the Brexit Party want?

6 Nov

Apart from a no-deal Brexit, what does the Brexit Party want? Callum Tindall (University of Nottingham) analyses its monthly newsletter to find clues about the party’s policies and ideology. At next month’s general election, the Brexit Party (BP) embarks upon its first venture into national politics. Less than a year old, with successful European parliamentary elections under their belt, they […]

Nigel Farage has misjudged the mood of Brexiteers, which is why I’ve left the Brexit Party for the Tories

6 Nov

Nigel Farage has always been a hero when it comes to Brexit. Unquestionably, the EU referendum would not have happened without him. He is a man of the people who galvanised two parties to electoral success and helped deliver a referendum result few felt possible even on polling day. But we are at a point […]

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Trump and Farage are wrong – Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will not hinder a UK-US trade agreement

4 Nov

US President Donald Trump again roiled British politics with his comments in an interview with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage last week. In that interview he said two things of note. First, he made it very clear that the US was not after the UK’s NHS in a trade deal. To anyone involved in US […]

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Brexiteers are crying out for Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage to work together

4 Nov

Both the Conservative Party and Brexit Party say that they stand with the people for democracy and against a Remainer Parliament. Neither will be able to claim this with any credibility if they carry on with the sort of public posturing we have heard since Friday. The 17.4 million of us who voted for Brexit […]

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The Farage ultimatum to the Tories should make Brexiteers despair

2 Nov

Yesterday morning I waited with bated breath for the Brexit Party’s statement on its election strategy. In the previous 12 hours, Brexiteers had reason to be excited with speculation in the BBC and Daily Telegraph that Nigel Farage wanted to do a deal with Boris Johnson, with the suggestion that the Brexit Party would only […]

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Boris Johnson should accept Farage’s overtures and let the Brexit Party wreak havoc in Labour’s heartlands

1 Nov

In the wake of Gina Miller’s website launch encouraging tactical voting among Remainers to oust the Tories, it is time for Brexiteers to put country before respective parties and do the same. Over the past week, there has been speculation that when Nigel Farage launches the Brexit Party election campaign today, he might announce that […]

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If he wins a majority, Boris Johnson would be well-placed to play hardball with the EU in negotiating the future relationship

31 Oct

Does Boris Johnson’s deal Take Back Control of our borders, our laws, our trade and our money? Yes, on balance it does, despite the doubts. After the transition period we leave the Single Market and Customs Union, can cut tariffs, negotiate trade deals and change our own rules, regulations and taxes. We will have our […]

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A Brexit Party perspective on “splitting the Leave vote” at the general election

31 Oct

Is the Brexit Party going to split the potential “Leave” vote? Will it cost Boris Johnson the election and thus extinguish any hope of achieving Brexit? These are questions I hear often and see on Twitter regularly, usually emanating from those of a Conservative Party disposition. In one regard it displays an unconscious sense of […]

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It’s time for Boris to pull off another deal – with the Brexit Party

30 Oct

The 2017 General Election demonstrated the danger of relying too much on a double-digit opinion poll lead at the start of the campaign. Boris Johnson is a better campaigner than Theresa May and the forthcoming Conservative election manifesto is likely to be better than the last, but there are new dangers for the Conservatives this […]

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Why I – a Brexit Party MEP – trust Boris Johnson to do a deal and deliver Brexit by the end of this month

15 Oct

Shortly after the 2015 General Election, I received a note from Boris Johnson which read: “I don’t know what effect all that fish has had on your brain, but you seem to be the only person who correctly forecast the outcome.” My prediction had been published in my local newspaper and had included not only […]

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Unlike the Government, the Brexit Party is arguing from a point of principle for a clean break Brexit

12 Oct

Sir John Major recently described the Conservatives as a “Brexit Party Tribute Band”. Ken Clarke pronounced the Conservative Party as “the Brexit Party rebadged”. On her way to the Lib Dems, Heidi Allen complained the Tories had “become Brexit Party Version 2”. Numerous commentators have pointed out that Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings have shifted […]

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Can Boris Johnson get us out of the EU before a general election?

11 Oct

Never have we had such uncertainty surrounding our Government and Parliament, so much so that we literally have very little idea what is going to happen. Boris Johnson has said many times that we will leave the EU on 31st October whatever happens, with or without an Agreement. Yet how can he possibly pull it […]

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Labour will never recover from its treachery of ignoring millions of Leave-backing former supporters

22 Sep

As the socialist tribes descend on Brighton once again, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party finds itself in the grip of a full blown civil war. The Momentum faction wants to depose deputy leader Tom Watson, and his Blairite kind, in good old Marxist-Leninist style: if you can’t take out your opponent democratically, then just abolish their […]

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Boris Johnson is enduring Brexit chaos – but could that chaos be working in his favour?

20 Sep

Boris Johnson has easily had the most turbulent first few weeks as Prime Minister in recent history, quickly losing his majority, being compelled by Parliament to potentially surrender to the European Union, and even (dubiously) found to “acted unlawfully” by a Scottish court. Since taking the helm in June, he has faced obstacle after obstacle […]

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Hilary Benn publishes his Bill to delay Brexit again as Government threatens an election if MPs back it

3 Sep

Today the House of Commons returns from its nearly six-week summer recess (where were the petitions, protests and howls of outrage about that?) and we can expect parliamentary fireworks later today as Remainer MPs embark on their latest attempt to prevent a no-deal Brexit. Yesterday afternoon Hilary Benn published the text of his European Union […]

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The forthcoming prorogation makes No Deal almost inevitable

29 Aug

Her Majesty the Queen’s approval of the Prime Minister’s request to prorogue Parliament has sent Remain-supporting Westminster into meltdown. Boris Johnson pitched the move as a way of preparing for a Queen’s Speech on 14th October following the prorogation, which is of course the formal mechanism that ends a parliamentary session. What makes the decision […]

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