Nigel Farage to make election intervention TODAY as he teases announcement: ‘I will set out what we need’

Nigel Farage to make election intervention TODAY as he teases announcement: ‘I will set out what we need’

Nigel Farage teases an election intervention

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 28/05/2024

- 08:37

The Reform Honorary President will not be standing to become an MP

Nigel Farage is planning to make a major election intervention as he prepares to make an announcement later this morning.

The Reform Honorary President revealed earlier this month he will not be standing to become an MP for the July 4 vote.

But he will be stepping up to campaign for the party that is demanding a hardline stance on immigration.

Speaking to Martin Daubney on GB News, he hinted at what we can expect from his announcement that is due to happen later today.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage has teased a major announcement


“Four years ago, I was going out into the English Channel predicting that if we can’t deal with it, you might as well put a sign on the white cliffs of Dover saying ‘everyone welcome’,” he said.

“I said there would be an ‘invasion’ and I was called all the names under the sun for daring to use that word.



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“Since then, we have had 3,800 boats and 25,000 people, mostly young males, I think that is a serious potential security risk to this country.

“I am going to expose that Rishi Sunak can’t stop the boats, Sir Keir Starmer hasn’t got a clue.

“I shall put down exactly what we need to do to succeed in the way Tony Abbott did when he was the Prime Minister of Australia to stop the boats coming from Indonesia.”

The Tories and Labour have been trading blows on migration since Rishi Sunak opted to call the election.

The Labour leader has taken aim at Rishi Sunak’s flagship Rwanda policy which seeks to dissuade migrants from making the perilous trip across the Channel by sending some to the African country.

As day one of the campaign kicked off, he told voters: “I don’t think he’s ever believed that plan is going to work, and so he has called an election early enough to have it not tested before the election.”

Sunak conceded flights will not get off the ground ahead of the 4 July vote.

He made the plan central to the Government’s bid to “stop the boats” and said the “preparation work has already gone one”.

The Conservatives leader insisted that flights would take off if his party is elected.

He insisted that without a deterrent like the Rwanda scheme, “people will keep coming”.

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