Last night it was revealed Nigel Farage is planning to relaunch the Brexit Party, which shot to victory in last year’s European elections. But the politician is likely to rename the party as the Reform Party amid growing demands for a centre right alternative to the Tories. As a result, Express.co.uk is asking if you believe Mr Farage is fundamental to EU exit?
The party will hope to capitalise on growing concerns that Boris Johnson and the Tories are losing control of the country.
The relaunch of the Brexit Party has been in the pipeline for months and donations are pouring in for it to relaunch as a political force.
The Prime Minister is feared to be losing his grip on the current post-Brexit trade talks with the EU, as the negotiations appear to have reached a stalement.
This sentiment has been shared by senior Brexit Party politicians.
The figures are understood to have been in talks with senior Tory MPs on the right of the party who are concerned about the loss of direction by Mr Johnson’s Government.
There are also concerns the Prime Minister may go “soft on Brexit” to get a quick deal with the EU by the end of the year.
It is feared he will compromise on immigration rules as well as fishing waters and accepting EU rules.
One Tory MP who has spoken to both Mr Farage and Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice, told the Sunday Express: “It will be a disaster if they relaunch.
“They will immediately pick up eight to 10 percent of our vote and put us in second place behind Labour.
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“The one thing we are getting right is Brexit but we are in danger of losing public confidence on that too.”
Last night Mr Farage told the Sunday Express: “[I am] watching and waiting. The lack of leadership from our government has been pitiful.
“Millions of Conservative voters want to see some moral courage not the current cowardice in the face of anarchic marxism.”
Sources close to leadership added: “Phones have been buzzing, hundreds emails per day from furious Tory voters, donations pouring in, we are praying for a by-election in Tory seat think would win one and gearing up for it, and currently deciding on who would stand.”
Meanwhile, former MEP Ben Habib told the Sunday Express: “We never really went away. The problem is that the Conservative Party is not really conservative.
“People are very worried about what is happening with Brexit. It is good that they will not extend the transition period but nobody can be sure that won’t happen until we have left properly.
“Meanwhile, we hear the government now saying it wants accelerated talks in June and July. What are they waiting for” How many times does the EU have to tell them Britain needs to sign up to its unfair level playing field rules?
“The government needs to walk away on world trade organisation rules.”