Outspoken British politician and Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage is soaring in recent polling; setting the stage for a fierce battle for the future of the United Kingdom weeks after the country failed to separate from the European Union following a March 29 deadline.
“Polls show his Brexit Party easily winning next week’s European Parliament polls and edging ahead of Theresa May’s Conservatives in a UK general election,” reports Yahoo News. “Nigel Farage is channeling Donald Trump’s brand of angry populism to help turn British politics on its head.”
“You are in denial, the BBC is in denial, the Tory and Labour parties are in denial,” said Farage. “I think you are all in for a bigger surprise than you can even imagine.”
British Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly delayed the separation date as lawmakers fail to pass any legislation authorizing the withdrawal from the European Union; raising new fears a second referendum may be required to resolve the crisis.
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FARAGE BARRAGE: UK’s Nigel Farage Launches New Political Party After Brexit Breakdown
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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