After a momentous 2019, it’s time to feast on the delicious opportunities afforded by Brexit

6 Jan

Optimism abounds as people return to work. Millions of people have new-found enthusiasm, energy and hope, akin to a delicious cake baked with the trusty ingredients of political stability and economic potential. What a difference a few months can do for a major nation’s fortunes. It’s worth reflecting on and correcting some misleading impressions of […]

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What next for the Brexit Party?

5 Jan

The question I was most asked over the Christmas holiday was what next for The Brexit Party? After all, Santa has given us pretty much everything we asked for. We are leaving the EU, there will be no extension beyond the end of 2020, No Deal is firmly back on the table. The new Government […]

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Yes, the European Parliament is different from Westminster – and British leaders never bothered to explain how

18 Dec

In this edited extract from his book, Fiction, Fact and Future: The Essence of UK Democracy, former MEP James Elles says that the EU’s structure is often unfamiliar to Britons – something which is not helped by the failure of British leaders to explain it. They have also actively discouraged links between MEPs and MPs. The unwillingness … Continued

The Brexit Party actually saved the Labour Party from annihilation last week in places like Sunderland

17 Dec

Last Thursday was a dreadful day for the Labour Party – but it could and should have been far, far worse. There are 34 seats where the Brexit Party vote was larger than the margin of Conservative Party loss. In other words, 34 Labour MPs have survived thanks to Nigel Farage. Those Labour MPs who […]

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By slaying Labour dragons, Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party helped deliver the Tory majority

14 Dec

It was not an auspicious start for Nigel Farage this autumn when he announced that he would stand Brexit Party candidates in every single seat, despite ostensibly being on the same side as Boris Johnson. As Lib Dems, Greens and Plaid Cymru boasted of a ‘Remain Alliance’, sending warning currents around constituencies in the South […]

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Brexiteers must unite behind Boris Johnson or risk being trapped in the EU forever

9 Dec

Since the summer I have been proposing that the two pro-Brexit parties – the Tories and the Brexit Party – forge an alliance to command a considerable majority for Brexiteers in the House of Commons. After Nigel Farage’s Hartlepool announcement before the close of nominations that he was withdrawing Brexit Party candidates in Tory-held seats, […]

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Voters want to Get Brexit Done because they’re sick of Remainer MPs seeking to stall the process

4 Dec

After three years of dither and delay, it really is time now to Get Brexit Done. In the constituency I’m hoping to represent, Bishop Auckland (Labour majority: 502) Brexit regularly comes up on the doorstep. Local residents feel they have been cheated out of their democratic right – even Remain voters, most of whom are […]

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Make your vote count and vote for the Brexiteer best placed to win in your seat

2 Dec

It’s time to change politics for good. That’s what Nigel Farage said when he formed the Brexit Party and rode to an historic victory in May’s European elections. That’s what he’s been saying ever since. And I agree. The reason I agreed to stand as a Brexit Party candidate at the General Election is because […]

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Boris Johnson is no Johnny-come-lately to the Brexit cause

30 Nov

Following the fallout from Brexit Party candidates standing down in Tory-held seats, some opponents of Boris Johnson continue to portray him as a “Johnny-come-lately” to the Brexit cause. Frequent news articles purport to claim Boris only came round to his belief in exiting the EU at the eleventh hour, specifically on 21st February 2016 when […]

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The three mistakes the Brexit Party have made in this General Election campaign

28 Nov

They were winners in the European parliamentary elections, but now the Brexit Party is struggling. Callum Tindall (University of Nottingham) identifies Nigel Farage’s missteps. After the Brexit Party’s victory in the European parliamentary elections in May 2019, it would have hoped to sustain its success. But many things have changed in British politics since. After … Continued

By standing candidates in Labour seats, Nigel Farage could yet be throwing a big spanner in the works for Boris Johnson

15 Nov

As I predicted at the start of the campaign, the ‘Poll of Polls’ trend analysis shows how the Conservatives and Labour are starting to pull away from their respective rivals. The Brexit Party’s support is declining relative to the Conservatives, and Liberal Democrat support is declining relative to Labour. We could be heading for another […]

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The Brexit Party is right to assist a Boris Johnson victory for the greater cause

14 Nov

The stakes in this election are incredibly high for all of us who have fought long and hard for Brexit. We have resurgent Liberal Democrats who think nothing of simply cancelling the result of the largest ever vote for any single issue ever held in this country. Didn’t happen, just ignore it and carry on […]

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Boris Johnson’s Brexit offer will take us to the desired destination – with a basic UK-EU trade deal in the interim

14 Nov

Boris Johnson’s Brexit agreement is the best option for Brexit currently available and one which deserves enthusiastic backing from the electorate next month. While there are more negotiations to be done and many months of effective EU membership ahead to endure, the end point will be precisely where we wanted to be all along – […]

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Here’s the deal on candidates that Boris Johnson should do with Nigel Farage today

14 Nov

Following Monday’s announcement by Nigel Farage that he would not stand candidates in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in 2017 (including my own, Rutland and Melton), the first YouGov poll taken since that announcement shows the Tories clearing 40% for the first time since the Brexit Party was established. Interviewed on the BBC […]

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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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