Jacob Rees-Mogg Says Family Remains Unified Despite Sister Joining Brexit Party


Farage Launches Brexit Party to ‘Begin Political Revolution in UK’ Getty ImagesVICTORIA FRIEDMAN12 Apr 2019

Britain's ruling Conservative Party can not let itself be defined exclusively by Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May's de facto deputy said on Sunday, as polling showed failure to leave the European Union on schedule has badly damaged its support.

"She's younger than I am but I am very influenced by her, therefore it's odd that we should be in different parties, to some extent uncomfortable for us both", he said.

"May 23 is the first step of the Brexit Party, we will change politics for good".

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn would become prime minister and his party would take over the House of Commons, dealing a crushing blow to the May government should a snap election be held now.

Farage claimed that Ukip had been "tarnished" since his tenure as party leader after "allowing the far right to join in and take over" and that "middle England, decent people" would never vote for his former party.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg, sister of Tory hard-Brexiteer Jacob, will stand on the Farage party ticket.

The emergence of Farage's new party comes at a time with the UK's political system is facing unprecedented strain from Brexit negotiations.

UKIP, the party which Farage has dominated for the past twenty years, has suffered a series of defections since Gerard Batten assumed the party leadership and moved UKIP towards an overtly Islamophobic position alongside anti-Muslim campaigner Tommy Robinson.

"What the prime minister has to do now is aim everything towards departure before the euros (European elections) which would then allow her to step away having done what she said she would do - get the United Kingdom out of the European Union one way or the other", he told Sky News.

Theresa May's Conservatives would face a crushing defeat if the United Kingdom were to take part in next month's European elections, according to a poll published on Wednesday (10 April).

This is the lowest the Tories have scored since the European elections in May 2014, nearly five years ago, and comes just two weeks after Britain's main two parties were tied neck and neck in the polls with 35 per cent each.

"Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has given her" relief" that there won't be a'no-deal' Brexit that Friday later Britain was awarded an extension to October 31 to depart the European Union.

On Thursday, the United Kingdom civil service formally stood down around 6,000 civil servants who had been seconded to work on no deal preparations at an estimated cost of £1.5 billion.

Operation Brock, set up to avoid disruption caused by customs delays around the port town of Dover on the Kent Coast, is also expected to be wound down.

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