Nigel Farage on the Brexit Party

Saul Bowman
April 25, 2019

As cross-party Brexit talks resumed between the Conservatives and Labour yesterday, they were accompanied by the now extremely-familiar background of Conservative MPs calling on the Prime Minister to stand down immediately and counter-arguments from the likes of Prisons Minister Rory Stewart that a new face at 10 Downing Street would not solve the country's divisions over Brexit.

Talks at the Cabinet Office involved Mrs May's effective deputy David Lidington, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and chief whip Julian Smith on the Government side, and shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer, shadow chancellor John McDonnell, along with shadow cabinet ministers Rebecca Long-Bailey and Sue Hayman for Labour.

Elsewhere, Change UK - the Independent Group is launching its European election campaign in Bristol, and Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is unveiling its latest tranche of candidates in London.

"So far, the house has rejected our deal; it has rejected the opposition's proposals; it has rejected a referendum; it has rejected revocation; it has rejected a customs union; and it has rejected common market 2.0", he said.

He told Today that "the problem is not the Prime Minister, the problem is Brexit".

She told the Daily Express: 'In early May I shall do what I have always done since I first got the vote fifty years ago, and put my cross by the Conservative candidate in the local elections - but a couple of weeks later on May 23 I shall do what I have never done and cast my vote for a different party.

The Brexit party tweeted: "We need people with real life experience taking leadership, not this current useless political class".

But if more than 65 local Conservative associations demand one via a petition, then an extraordinary general meeting has to be called.

Mrs May has come under heavy criticism for her handling of the Brexit process, but survived a vote of confidence by her MPs in December.

Nearly a third of party members - 32.4% - backed the pro-Brexit Tory to take over the helm of the party, up by 10 points in the last month.

May survived a confidence vote in December and under the party's rules can not be challenged again for 12 months. Candidate Ms Fox was introduced as a "free speech campaigner" who is "in solidarity" with Leave voters.

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