Nigel Farage issues warning to Sunak as he attends Tory conference for first time in 36 years

Nigel Farage issues warning to Sunak as he attends Tory conference for first time in 36 years

Nigel Farage issues warning to Rishi Sunak at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 02/10/2023

- 13:45

Updated: 03/10/2023

- 10:18

Nigel Farage warned that the Tories could be out of office 'for the next 10 to 15 years'

Nigel Farage has issued Prime Minister Rishi Sunak with a staggering warning at the Conservative Party Conference, as he attends the Manchester event for the first time in 30 years.

The former leader of the Brexit Party and GB News presenter discussed the hopes of success for the Tories at the next general election, amid ongoing inner-party conflicts and a net-zero u-turn

Speaking to GB News presenter Andrew Pierce live at the Tory conference, Nigel Farage revealed why he was at the event, and shared his thoughts on the current state of the party.

Andrew joked with Nigel: "You're here for the first time since perhaps 1987, 1988. My first question is, are you here to rejoin the Conservative Party Nigel?! Would you like to share it with GB News?"

Nigel Farage speaks to GB News at the Conservative Party Conference

Nigel Farage said the Conservatives have become a 'social democrat party'

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Nigel laughed as he replied: "No! I think my presence here highlights the divisions within the party, and the battle that will happen I suspect after the next general election.

"I went to the CDO dinner last night, and these are a rebellious group of Tories, who feel the party has become un-Conservative, undemocratic, they're not really getting the choice to choose their own MPs as candidates, things like that.

Nigel continued: "I see what they're saying, I see what Suella Braverman is saying, and I do see, in some parts of the Conservative Party things that I've campaigned on for 10 or 15 years, now becoming mainstream.

"Mainstream in a wing of the party, but not in the party as a whole. And frankly let's face it, after 13 years, this is not a Conservative Party, it's a social democrat party. It's high tax, big state, high spend, open door immigration on the most extraordinary historic scale.

"And if they're not going to rediscover some sense of being a national party that believes in its people, they'll be out of office for 10 or 15 years."

Andrew then discussed former Home Secretary Priti Patel's speech at the CDO dinner, where she defended GB News and called it "the newest, most successful, dynamic, no nonsense news station, and the defenders of free speech."

Andrew said: "It's interesting at the Conservative dinner last night, you were referred to by Dame Priti Patel, the applause for you was deafening. The Tory party faithful still see you as their lost leader."

Nigel agreed: "They do. It's a really funny one. Andrew I never shifted, my political opinions never went right or left. I didn't change from 1990, It's the party that's changed radically over these last three decades."

Rishi Sunak hosts a PM Connect during the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester

Rishi Sunak was warned that the Tories could be out of office for the next '10 to 15 years'


"And look at the polling in The Sunday Times yesterday. Fascinating polling showing on immigration issues, on the threats that it can pose. That 60 to 65% of the country agree with, agree with the view that I have put out there for years and been abused for.

"Most MP's are frightened to talk about it, this is where the Conservative Party needs to go after it loses the next election or it will get replaced."I

"I always said from day one, we'd never stop this as members of the ECHR, you know, all the while the British judges or the lefty lawyers, as Boris used to call them. But all the while they've got ECHR to lean on, we will never solve it. So that nut absolutely has to be cracked.

"And beyond that, operationally, we will need to send boats back to France. Quite simple. It'll cause a huge diplomatic incident. Within a fortnight, the boats will stop coming."

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