Nigel Farage Touts Victory: The Brexit War Is Over
United kingdom edges close to exiting the European Union
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage declared the Brexit war is over as the United kingdom edges close to exiting the European Union following the Conservative's victory in the General Election on Friday morning.
Speaking to Sky News Australia, Farage said: “It’s done. The war is over. It’s finished. We’re leaving.”
Following the historic 2016 referendum results, the 2017 General Election, 2019 European Parliament elections, and now the General Election, Farage said the Brexit question closed.
“Getting Brexit doesn’t end all political arguments. But what it does do, if done properly, take us back to being an independent, democratic, self-governing nation — something we should never have given up way back in the 1970s."
“I fought against this[the EU] for 25 years — much of it on my own — so at least tonight, I feel a lot closer.”
When Farage was asked what the name Jeremy Corbyn means to him now, he replied:
"Sympathiser with the IRA, with various terrorist organizations linked to the Palestinian cause; it means not singing the national anthem even in the Queen’s presence; it means hard-left unadulterated Marxist socialism."
“He’s like a 70-year-old student. He’s just never grown up from that 1960s phase.”
“I’m delighted that despite the temptations of some young people to think socialism is attractive — because they’ve never lived under it — that tonight has dealt a death blow to socialism in our country for some decades to come and I’m pleased,” he added.
But despite the Brexit party failing to win any seats, Farage said that his candidates’ efforts dilute votes from Labour had helped the Tories in Labour Leave areas.
“I knew there were lots of Labour voters, former mining communities, who would not vote Conservative if you paid them… but they will vote for me."
“I knew I could rip chunks out of Labour… By taking lots of votes, Conservatives are winning seats with no increase vote share."
"I’ve done them a huge favor on all levels.”
As the results poured in, signaling a humiliating defeat for socialist Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, US President Donald Trump congratulated populist Johnson on his win, vowing a "massive new trade deal after Brexit."
Speaking as his party romped to victory, Boris Johnson hailed his "powerful new mandate to get Brexit done."
Corbyn's crushing defeat prompted him to announce he will not lead Labour into another election after his party suffered embarrassing losses.