Nigel Farage blasts Good Morning Britain host Charlotte Hawkins over claim Remain votes ‘won majority’ in European elections


NIGEL Farage blasted Good Morning Britain’s host Charlotte Hawkins over claims that Remain parties won the majority in the European elections.

The Brexit Party leader dubbed the claims as “absolute tosh” and raged that pro-EU politicians were just “moaning about every single election which they lose”.

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Nigel Farage dubbed Ms Hawkins’ claims as ‘absolute tosh’[/caption]

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Presenter Charlotte Hawkins challenged Mr Farage on Good Morning Britain[/caption]

Ms Hawkins challenged Mr Farage about the argument, saying: “If you add up all the pro-Remain parties they did get a bigger percentage – 35.8 per cent versus the Brexit party 31.6 per cent.

“So the pro-Remain parties altogether did get a bigger percentage.”

However, Mr Farage was quick to fire back, saying the results can be seen in various different ways to make political capital.

He added: “I’m sorry this is absolute tosh. It is not a fact.

“Add up the Brexit vote, add up the Ukip vote, add the Conservative vote, who are still a party that says we are going to leave, and you will find that Leave beat Remain.

“In fact what you will find is that overall the country is 52-48 in favour of leaving.

“We are supposed to be a democracy. We were promised this would be implemented.”

Farage last night delivered a massive “wake-up call” to the Tories and Labour as he led the Brexit Party to a historic win in the European elections.

Millions of voters deserted the two main parties and flocked to Mr Farage in a bid to send the message: “Get Brexit done or die.”

Nigel Farage celebrating after the winning the European elections last night
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The Brexit Party swept the board – winning every single region of Britain except heavily pro-Remain London and Scotland. It is now set to be the biggest party from ANY country in the European Parliament.

With nearly all of the UK’s councils having declared, Mr Farage’s party was far ahead on 32 per cent with the Lib Dems second on 20 per cent.

Labour were languishing on 14 per cent with the Greens on 12 per cent and the Tories lagging on just 9 per cent – their worst result ever.

The Brexit Party won 29 of the country’s 73 MEPs – and the Tories picked up just four seats.

The would-be next PM Jeremy Hunt warned the Tories would be wiped off the map if Brexit is kicked down the road again.

He tweeted last night: “We knew it was coming but still a painful result. Existential risk to our party unless we now come together and get Brexit done.”

The Conservatives failed to win a single seat in multiple regions including London, the East and West Midlands, the South West and Yorkshire.

Big win for the Brexit Party… terrible night for the Conservatives

Nigel Farage

Mr Farage said: “A big win for the Brexit Party, that’s very clear. A terrible night for the Conservative party.

“Look at what the Brexit Party has done to Labour. This is a big message. A big wake-up call to Westminster. Will they listen?

“We’ve got a mandate now, we demand to be part of that negotiating team to get this country ready to leave whatever the circumstances. We’ve got to get on with this.”

In his victory speech he added: “Never before in British politics has a new party launched just six weeks ago topped the polls in a national election.

“If we don’t leave on October 31 then the scores you have seen for the Brexit Party today will be repeated in a General Election, and we are getting ready for it.”

Results across the country in full after Brexit Party victory

East of England (7 MEPs)

Brexit Party 38%, Lib Dems 23%, Greens 13%, Tories 10%, Labour 9%, Change UK 4%, Ukip 3%

Brexit Party 3 MEPs, Lib Dems 2, Greens 1, Tories 1

East Midlands (5 MEPs)

Brexit Party 38%, Lib Dems 17%, Labour 14%, Tories 11%, Greens 11%, Ukip 5%, Change UK 4%

Brexit Party 3 MEPs, Lib Dems 1, Labour 1

London (8 MEPs)

Lib Dems 27%, Labour 24, Brexit Party 18%, Greens 12%, Tories 8%, Change UK 5%, Ukip 2%

Lib Dems 3 MEPs, Labour 2, Brexit Party 2, Greens 1

North East (3 MEPs)

Brexit Party 39%, Labour 19%, Lib Dems 17%, Greens 8%, Tories 7%, Ukip 6%, Change UK 4%

Brexit Party 2 MEPs, Labour 1

North West (8 MEPs)

Brexit Party 31%, Labour 22%, Lib Dems 17%, Greens 13%, Tories 8%, Ukip 4%, Change UK 3%

Brexit Party 3 MEPs, Labour 2, Lib Dems 2, Greens 1

South East (10 MEPs)

Brexit Party 36%, Lib Dems 26%, Greens 14%, Tories 10%, Labour 7%, Change UK 4%, Ukip 2%

Brexit Party 4 MEPs, Lib Dems 3, Greens 1, Tories 1, Labour 1

South West (6 MEPs)

Brexit Party 37%, Lib Dems 23%, Greens 18%, Tories 9%, Labour 7% Ukip 3%, Change UK 3%

Brexit Party 3, Lib Dems 2, Greens 1

West Midlands (7 MEPs)

Brexit Party 38%, Labour 17%, Lib Dems 16%, Greens 11%, Tories 10%, Ukip 5%, Change UK 3%

Brexit Party 3 MEPs, Labour 1, Lib Dems 1, Greens 1, Tories 1

Yorkshire & Humber (6 MEPs)

Brexit Party 37%, Labour 16%, Lib Dems 16%, Greens 13%, Tories 7%, Ukip 4%, Yorkshire Party 4%, Change UK 2%

Brexit Party 3 MEPs, Labour 1, Lib Dems 1, Greens 1

Wales (4 MEPs)

Brexit Party 33%, Plaid Cymru 20%, Labour 15%, Lib Dems 14%, Tories 7%, Greens 6%, Ukip 3%

Brexit Party 2 MEPs, Plaid Cymru 1, Labour 1

Scotland (6 MEPs)

[Official results declared 11am, but nearly all votes are already counted]

SNP 38%, Brexit Party 15%, Lib Dems 14%, Tories 12%, Scottish Labour 9%, Greens 8%

SNP 3 MEPs, Brexit Party 1, Lib Dems 1, Tories 1 (Predicted)

Northern Ireland (3 MEPs)

Full results expected Tuesday afternoon


The strong showing for Mr Farage’s No Deal agenda and the hardline pro-Remain parties suggests Britain is more divided over Brexit than ever with the Tories and Labour suffering from having a fudged message.

Brits have picked 73 MEPs to seat in the 750-strong European Parliament. But it’s not clear how long the new MEPs will actually serve in Brussels – because they’re scheduled to leave as soon as Britain quits the EU, which is meant to happen on October 31.


The Brexit Party came top in every region of Britain except London and Scotland
The Brexit Party boss leaving the stage after his speech


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