BrusselsViewPoint Europe’s 2019 Moments – Nigel Farage’s launch of the Brexit party

epa07503826 Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks at a Brexit Party rally in Birmingham, Britain, 13 April 2019. Farage launched his new political party, the Brexit Party, in Coventry on 12 April 2019. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

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Denise Grech takes a glimpse at the most memorable moments in Europe this year.

“I know what I’m going to do,” Farage told supporters in April. “I’m going to set up a party. I’m going to call it the Brexit party.”

The Brexit party, launched prior to the European Parliament elections scared the conservatives and pushed their policies closer to a Hard Brexit. Political commentators believe it played a role in the conservatives pushing for Boris Johnson and take a tougher line on Brexit.

It was launched as former UK Prime Minister Theresa May was done for, and the conservatives were unsure of who to go for next. The launch and popularity of the Brexit party helped confirm that the conservatives needed their own ‘Mr Brexit’ if they were going to have any chance of electoral success.

Farage then handed over the seats to the Conservatives, helping Johnson secure a majority in Parliament.

The 2019 Brussels View Point European Moments can be accessed here. 

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