Nigel Farage gets crowd ROARING at first Brexit Party rally – ‘LIONS LED BY DONKEYS!’ | Politics | News


The Brexit Party leader told a roaring crowd Britons were “lions being led by donkeys” during a patriotic speech that saw him tear into Theresa May’s Tory Government and die-hard Remainers for refusing to honour the result of the 2016 EU referendum. He said: “I find myself standing here in my sixth European election campaign. “I shouldn’t be here, you shouldn’t be here, this shouldn’t be happening, we should have left the European Union.

“But I’m damned if after 25 years I’m going to roll over and let these politicians do this to us!

“So let’s fight back! Let’s fight back! We won’t stand for it! We won’t stand for it!”

He went on to accuse former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg and ex-prime minister Tony Blair of showing a lac of respect to the Leave result.

Mr Farage then declared war on the the EU, adding the May European elections were “just the beginning” before pledging to fix the UK’s broken political system.

The prominent Brexiteer said: “Fundamental change, taking on and beating the establishment are not things that happen because decent people nod their head and say “I agree with that”.

“Fundamental change in society, the re-balancing that we need between people and the politicians will only come if people like you… determine that you will do something about it. And so I ask you, are you with us!”

Mr Farage’s intervention comes after he stunned the Conservative Party by unveiling Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister as a surprise candidate for his new Brexit Party.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg is to stand for the new Eurosceptic force at the ballot scheduled for next month.

The former Tory general election candidate switched parties out of frustration at the Government’s failure to withdraw the country from the EU on March 29 as promised.

She accused Theresa May of failing to match up to the leadership of her political idol, former Tory prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Speaking at the launch of the Brexit Party’s Euro campaign at a factory in Coventry, Ms Rees-Mogg told cheering supporters: “I joined the Conservative Party in 1984 and this is not a decision I have made lightly – to leave a party for which I have fought at every election since 1987, from Maggie Thatcher through to Theresa May.

“I know which one I’d rather have representing us now.”

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