Nigel Farage is returning to frontline politics to “fight back” against what he describes as Theresa May’s “fraudulent” Brexit plan.
In an article on The Telegraph, Farage said “It is now beyond doubt that the political class in Westminster and many of their media allies do not accept the EU referendum result. They refuse to acknowledge the wishes of the majority of those who took part in that historic plebiscite of 2016 by voting to leave the European Union. As far as I’m concerned, this is the worst case of Stockholm syndrome ever recorded.
It is equally clear to me that, unless challenged, these anti-democrats will succeed in frustrating the result. Whatever they may claim publicly, this is their ultimate objective. They think nothing of betraying the citizens of Britain.”
Sky News said that the former UKIP leader said he would be part of a battle bus tour by the Leave Means Leave group to oppose the prime minister’s proposals. He claims Mrs May does not believe in Brexit or Britain and says he is returning to politics to try to get ahead of a “big campaign” which he believes Remain MPs will embark on in the coming months.
“I can see that in the autumn there’s going to be a big campaign,” he told Sky News. “What they will try to do is to suspend Article 50, to delay the date on which we’re actually supposed to leave. “It’s time we fought back.”
Mr Farage, who finished as UKIP leader in November 2016, said those who voted for Brexit would not get what they wanted “if we trust our politicians to deliver Brexit”. He said many MPs “underestimate the strength of feeling that is out there”.