SOUTHPORT: Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU) will be delayed again because Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s attempt to do a last minute deal with Brussels will be rejected by parliament, Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said.
Cast by his supporters as the godfather of Brexit, Farage said Britain’s exit, due on Oct 31, was now in doubt as the political elite in London was plotting with the EU to betray the 2016 referendum when the United Kingdom voted 52-48 to leave.
Farage said the country was in the grips of the biggest row since the English Civil War in the 17th Century and that Johnson risked destroying his Conservative Party as he was trying to reheat the failed exit deal of his predecessor Theresa May.
“At the Oct 17-18 EU summit there will be some give from the European Union and Boris will bring it back to parliament before Oct 31 and, I suspect, fail to get it through,” Brexit Party leader Farage told Reuters in an interview.
“So we won’t leave on the 31st of October and then we are really into uncharted waters, whether parliament imposes a second referendum or we have a general election, I really don’t know,” Farage, 55, said.