‘This is not Brexit!’: Nigel Farage blasts Boris Johnson’s deal

‘This is not Brexit!’: Nigel Farage blasts Boris Johnson’s deal on the eve of ‘Super Saturday’ at Brexit Party event

  • Mr Farage criticised the PM’s deal at a Brexit Party event in Westminster tonight 
  • He was joined  by MEP Ann Widdecombe and JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin 
  • Comes as Boris Johnson faces a crunch Commons vote dubbed ‘Super Saturday’ 

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Nigel Farage has blasted Boris Johnson‘s deal on the eve of a crunch parliament vote at a Brexit Party event this evening.

The Brexiteer took to the stage and savaged the deal the PM managed to agree with Brussels on Thursday, saying ‘this is not what we voted for.’

Mr Farage was joined at the Westminster by other prominent Leave figures, including former Tory grandee and now Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe and Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin. 

Mr Johnson faces a battle on what has been dubbed ‘Super Saturday’, to get his Brexit deal across the line in the House of Commons, and is spending tonight attempting to woo politicians to back him.

Mr Farage, who favours a No Deal Brexit, said: ‘If we sign up to this and head down this new negotiation and if the prime minister wants to succeed, then we would never ever able to become more competitive than our European neighbours.

Nigel Farage took to the stage and savaged the deal the PM managed to agree with Brussels on Thursday, saying ‘this is not what we voted for’

Former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe speaking during the Brexit Party event this evening

Former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe speaking during the Brexit Party event this evening

‘Never able to seek that opportunity of becoming richer and more successful. And what it means, is that in vast swatches of our national life we will not be making our own laws, for our own people, in our own industries, will have to conform to European Union laws.

‘And this ladies and gentlemen, this is not Brexit, this is not what we voted for, and this is not good enough.’

Somewhat surprisingly, yesterday Mr Farage suggested he would ‘much rather have an extension’ than support Mr Johnson’s deal.

Ms Widdecombe took the stage and said she ‘used to be a member of a certain party’ to raucous applause.

The MEP continued: ‘It was called the Conservative Party, quite what is it conserving at the moment, certainly not the union if we’re going to have a border down the Irish Sea.

Wetherspoons pub founder Tim Martin talks at the Brexit Party rally in Westminster this evening

Wetherspoons pub founder Tim Martin talks at the Brexit Party rally in Westminster this evening

‘It certainly doesn’t want to conserve what’s left of our independence in this country let alone to make sure that we really are, free and independent.

‘That our children and our childrens children are free and independent and that we do not betray the legacy of those who a few decades ago fought in Europe for that very independence and freedom.’  

And Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin, a long time supporter of Brexit said that once No Deal was taken ‘off the table, where’s the bargaining power?’

Mr Martin added a No Deal Brexit meant the country could ‘regain control of fishing’ in a couple of weeks. 

Even if a deal was passed tomorrow he said: ‘Every step of the way, The Brexit Party will ensure that we’re not sold down the river.’