NIGEL Farage dominated the UK Independence Party for 20 years and served as its leader twice while campaigning for Britain to leave the EU. But he quit the party in protest at the path taken by its current leadership and is now backing the new Brexit Party. Why did Nigel Farage quit Ukip? Mr Farage stood down as leader for the second time following the Brexit referendum in 2016. Since then Ukip has been in almost perpetual chaos, with four leaders in two years. His successor Diane James quit after 18 days, and Mr Farage had to return as acting leader until Paul Nuttall took over. But he quit after disastrous election results in 2017, and there followed the embarrassing saga of Henry Bolton who was hounded out as leader amid controversy over his model girlfriend. Current leader Gerard Batten has been accused of lurching to the far right by focusing less on Brexit and more on immigration and anti-Muslim policies. Mr Farage has previously warned the party risks becoming … [Read more...] about Why did Nigel Farage quit Ukip, what has he said about the New Brexit Party and who is his wife Kirsten?
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Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator, has mocked England’s chances in the World Cup after Nigel Farage claimed that Belgium was not a real country in an inflammatory speech in Brussels. Mr Farage, the former leader of Ukip, told Charles Michel, the Belgian prime minister of Belgium, that Belgium only supported the EU because it was “an artificial nation” during a European Parliament debate. “Belgium is not a nation, it's an artificial creation,” he told an incredulous, laughing Mr Michel. Mr Verhoftstadt, a former prime minister of Belgium himself, used Twitter to raise the prospect of the Belgian national football team thrashing England in their upcoming World Cup group... Register or log in to view this and other Politics articles. It's free and easy to do. Join regular debates with our journalists by commenting on articles Sign up to exclusive newsletters that give you the inside track on Westminster and … [Read more...] about Guy Verhofstadt mocks England’s World Cup hopes after Nigel Farage says Belgium is not a real country
World The British government is anxious for President Donald Trump not to meet ally and Brexit champion Nigel Farage during his visit to the U.K. next week. Farage, former leader of the populist United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), told British newspaper the Daily Telegraph that he had been informed the British government did not want Trump meeting him "through the normal protocol channels." Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, right, greets United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage during a campaign rally at the Mississippi Coliseum on August 24, 2016 in Jackson, Mississippi. Getty Images He said: "I understand that through the normal protocol channels established between [the countries] ahead of a visit that they are very keen—almost paranoid I was told—that he [Trump] doesn't meet me.” Recommended Slideshows 76 In Pictures: The 75 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 61 Every World Press Photo … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Told Not to Meet Brexit Champion Nigel Farage on U.K. Visit
A Tory MP allegedly broke election spending rules in order to put an end to Nigel Farage’s parliamentary ambitions, a court has heard. South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay, 52, along with his election agent Nathan Gray, 29, and party activist Marion Little, 63, are accused of being complicit in the submitting of false expenditure declarations following his victory on May 7. Southwark Crown Court heard how the Conservative Party put extra resources into the campaign to win the Kent seat in a bid to “see off” Nigel Farage’s political ambitions. “Nigel Farage indicated he would step down as Ukip leader if he failed to win South Thanet,” said prosecutor Aftab Jafferjee QC, “so it was clear this was not going to be any ordinary election campaign. “Marion Little went on to effectively manage Craig Mackinlay's election campaign so that he would be elected and Nigel Farage would be defeated. “This was not just what is known as a marginal … [Read more...] about Tory MP broke election spending rules in order to see off Nigel Farage’s parliamentary ambitions forever, court hears
The European Union is facing an existential crisis as there is now a populist, eurosceptic Nigel Farage-type figure in every country, warned the bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. The Frenchman told delegates at the European People’s Party (EPP) group conference in Helsinki on Thursday that the European Project is “under threat” from the forces of populism, and the bloc must band together ahead of May 2019’s European Parliament elections to defeat it.“Together, united we will win this election. It is by fighting together that we will gain the trust of our fellow Europeans because this election will be tougher than ever before,” Mr Barnier said. “We have to fight against those who want to demolish Europe with their fear, their populist deceit, their attacks against the European project. “There is now a Farage in every country – in every country,” he added. The Telegraph said that Nigel Farage responded … [Read more...] about ‘There’s a Nigel Farage in Every Country,’ Laments Eurocrat