Nigel Farage fears Brexit 'is in peril' should Boris Johnson remain Prime Minister

Nigel Farage fears Brexit 'is in peril' should Boris Johnson remain Prime Minister
07 Is Brexit in Peril V2
Jamie  Micklethwaite

By Jamie Micklethwaite

Published: 07/06/2022

- 19:53

Updated: 07/06/2022

- 19:56

Nigel is worried that Boris Johnson staying in the role will lead to a coalition led by Sir Keir Starmer

GB News host Nigel Farage has spoken of his fear of Brexit being overturned if Boris Johnson remains as leader of the Conservative Party.

The Prime Minister won a confidence vote on Monday night, but 148 of his own MPs – including four of the six Scottish MPs – voted for his removal, causing rumours to swirl of a possible early general election.

With so many voting against Mr Johnson, Mr Farage believes his prospects of winning the next election are none.

He told GB News: "I believe that if the Conservative Party sticks with Johnson they're a sinking ship and they will head towards a 1997 style electoral wipeout."

Nigel Farage
Nigel Farage
GB News

Mr Farage highlighted an interview where Keir Starmer called for returning Britain to the single market, and claimed the Liberal Democrats and the SNP want to do the same thing.

This could, he believe, lead to Britain gradually rejoining the European Union.

He also said: "They want to take us to what would effectively be Brexit in name only, but it's not just them, there are voices inside the Conservative Party.

Nigel Farage
Nigel Farage
GB News

"Leaving this aspect of the EU [the single market] was not on the ballot paper and called for by either the Prime Minister or Nigel Farage during the 2016 referendum.

"That is an outright lie. It was made absolutely clear by every leading figure on both leave and remain that a leave vote meant leaving the single market.

"My fear is if we finish up with Boris Johnson staying as leader if we finish up with a coalition, it could even be a minority government led by Keir Starmer after the next election, he'll get support by some of the Conservative benches and we'll get dragged back into the EU single market.

"We'd finish up having rules made for British industry which we had no say over whatsoever and that in the years to come would lead some to say let's just rejoin.

"I never thought I'd sit here and say that Brexit could be in peril, I now believe that it could be."

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