Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Nigel Farage: ‘I’m back’ to fight Theresa May’s Brexit plan
Three-time UKIP leader says campaign backers have already hired a battlebus to tour country pushing Brexit.
Updated 8/18/18, 12:10 PM CET
Nigel Farage is back — again — promising to teach Remainers a lesson “they will never forget.”
The MEP and leader of the right-wing Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy faction in the European Parliament has pledged to help raise funds and make appearances for a re-launch of the Brexit campaign dubbed Leave Means Leave.
“Under Theresa May’s fraudulent Chequers plan, the people have … been offered a form of regulatory alignment,” the three-time leader of UKIP said in an opinion piece for The Telegraph on Saturday, describing May’s plan as the “Chequers betrayal” and a “cowardly sell-out.”
Farage’s latest intervention comes as momentum builds for a referendum on any final Brexit deal hammered out between London and Brussels, and as public opinion in some key leave-voting constituencies shifts toward Remain.
Farage said his return was to quash “baseless” claims about the negative impact of Brexit and challenge those who call for a re-think on the original June 2016 referendum result to leave the EU.
“Unless challenged, these anti-democrats will succeed in frustrating the result. Whatever they may claim publicly, this is their ultimate objective,” wrote Farage. “They think nothing of betraying the citizens of Britain.”
The Leave Means Leave campaign is funded by businessmen Richard Tice and John Longworth,