Friday, 12 Jul 2024

Nigel Farage ‘not ruling out’ spectacular return to politics

Nigel Farage has hinted at a possible return to frontline politics after saying he is “furious” about how the government has handled the immigration issue following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

Speaking to GB News, Mr Farage claimed that the majority of those who voted for Brexit did so because they were disillusioned with the government’s ability to protect Britain’s borders and stop population growth. Something, he says, the government has failed to deliver on.

“I’m furious,” he told GB News’ Dan Wooton. “The reason we won the referendum was because turnout was 10% higher than all the experts thought. Why? Because people voted, they thought it mattered, and they wanted to get back control of our borders.”

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He went on: “They realised that the population explosion meant that they couldn’t get a GP appointment, their kids couldn’t get houses, the roads were busier than ever, and that our quality of life was being diminished by our addiction to cheap labour.

“That was the basic promise to voters in the referendum, and when Boris got the 80-seat majority.

“It has been completely and utterly betrayed.”

Mr Farage said that while he wishes to influence government policy, he would need to consider whether or not a political return would be effective in achieving his goals.

He said: “I’ve got to work out if I do this, what is the effect…would I help Labour to get an even bigger majority in this election? Which could make them even worse than the Conservatives and they are pretty bad in this regard.

“Or would I finish up, like 2015, with four million votes and one seat.. never before in British electoral history has anyone ever got so many votes for so little return.

“Our system needs to be changed, it needs to come into the 21st century…we must have a degree of genuine representation for how we vote.”

Mr Farage went on to say he needs to think about whether, by recommitting to politics, he could “really bring about the kind of fundamental change I believe in”.

“I don’t yet know the answer to that,” he said.

“But I’m not ruling it out.”

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