Chief Brexiteer Nigel Farage has said that Boris Johnson should accept a delay to Brexit.
In a video on his YouTube channel, Farage addresses the Prime Minister directly – calling on him to accept the Brexit extension that’s been “forced” on him by MPs.
Indeed, if Johnson doesn’t come back from Brussels with a deal this week, he is mandated to ask the EU for a Brexit delay until 31st January 2020.
And now, after haranguing MPs for weeks for “betraying” Brexit, Farage is also in favour of a delay.
He says that Johnson should “sit out” this week’s EU summit, “accept the extension,” and go into the next election arguing for a no-deal Brexit – rather than spending any more time negotiating with the EU.
This is a pretty baffling change of heart from Farage, who organised a “Brexit betrayal” march earlier this year when MPs decided to delay our departure date. Under the same rules, he should surely now organise one against himself, right?
Farage’s declaration came on the party’s new favourite social media platform – YouTube. Sky News reported earlier today that views of Farage’s YouTube videos have risen 460% in 30 days, after we revealed that the party was seeking to circumvent broadcast media scrutiny by producing its own videos.
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