12 Apr 2019

Nigel Farage launches ‘The Brexit Party’

Chief Correspondent

The former Ukip leader unveiled a surprise new candidate.

He chose a Coventry factory to launch his new Brexit party – to fight, he said, for the people who’d been betrayed by the Westminster political class. And Nigel Farage unveiled a surprise new candidate for next month’s European elections, Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister, Annunziata.

But some MPs were upset by his pledge to “put the fear of God” into his opponents, accusing Mr Farage of preaching “fear, hatred and division” on the campaign trail.