Farage: I’ll Lead From The Front-Line If Brexit Is Betrayed
Nigel Farage has told Sky News that if Brexit is betrayed then he will “hold the establishment’s feet to the fire” and has raised the prospect of contesting the next set of European Elections, due to be held in May 2019.
Although Britain will officially lose all its MEPs in March when Britain exits the European Union the prospect of a transition period has created some uncertainty over whether this will actually transpire. The prospect of British MEPs with some kind of honorary status has been raised and is being openly discussed with the precedent being cited of Eastern European countries who joined in 2004 who had ‘observer MEPs’ look after their interest before their accession.
If such an arrangement is made then Britain may well take part in the next set of European Elections.
Mr Farage explained:
“The argument some people are making around here lately is that if there is a transition period then there needs to be a British MEP voice during that period, that they could be non-voting honourary members of the EU Parliament with salaries but without voting rights.
He went on to promise to take the fight to the establishment if there is any kind of backsliding:
“If they really do fudge this and the British parliament betrays the will of the people and if effectively we don’t Brexit before the next set of European elections and we have to contest those elections I will be there in the front line contesting those elections and I will give them, the establishment a result which they can’t even bear to look at.”