One of the United Kingdom’s strongest Brexit proponents launched a new party this week; unveiling the official ‘Brexit Party’ after Theresa May’s government failed to fulfill its promise to leave the European Union.
Nigel Farage -a staunch ally of President Trump- addressed supporters Friday and vowed to kick-off a new campaign ahead of next month’s European Parliament election.
“What we’ve seen over the course of the last few weeks is the willful betrayal of the greatest democratic exercise in the history of this nation,” said Farage in Coventry, England. “We are lions led by donkeys.”
We deserve so much better than the politicians we currently have.
Britain needs The Brexit Party, and The Brexit Party needs you. pic.twitter.com/odNjerJ022
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) April 12, 2019
“Farage, 55, has been a thorn in the side of the ruling Conservative Party since former Prime Minister David Cameron took office in 2010. His brand of uncompromising euroskepticism tempted senior Tory politicians to defect to UKIP, which shocked the political establishment in 2014 by winning the popular vote in the European Parliament elections of that year,” reports Yahoo News.
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BREXIT BREAKDOWN: British Prime Minister Says EU Talks Have Totally ‘STALLED’
British Prime Minister Theresa May says Brexit negotiations with European Union officials have completely “stalled” after EU authorities flat-out rejected her separation proposals; claiming they “rejected her plans without explaining why.”
According to Reuters, EU leaders in Austria slammed May’s initial proposal, saying she needed to yield on demands for “ground trade” and the United Kingdom’s border with Ireland.
“It’s not acceptable to simply reject the other side’s proposals without a detailed explanation and counter proposals,” said the British Prime Minister.
“So we now need to hear from the EU what the real issues are, what their alternative is, so that we can discuss them. Until we do, we cannot make progress,” she added.
A key point of contention is the United Kingdom’s border with Ireland, with EU officials demanding there can be no “hard barrier” between the two nations.
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BREXIT BREAKDOWN: Cabinet Members Quit, May’s Future in Peril, Pound PLUMMETS
The United Kingdom’s impending divorce from the European Union took a turn for the worse Thursday, when at least six cabinet members quit Prime Minister Theresa May’s government over her “soft” Brexit proposal.
The most significant departure was Brexit Minister Dominic Raab who abruptly quit after saying the deal had “significant and fatal flaws” regarding the UK’s trade policy, immigration, and the border with Ireland.
“Above all, I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election,” Raab said.
“Their departure, and the resignations of two junior ministers, shakes May’s divided government. Raab is the second Brexit secretary to quit over May’s plans to leave the European Union, the biggest shift in British policy in more than 40 years,” writes Reuters.
The resulting political chaos and uncertainty has caused the British Pound to plummet against the Euro and other currencies; dropping to $1.27 per Pound Sterling.