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Nigel Farage says Reform UK will become the ‘real opposition’ to Labour

09 Jun 2024 2 minute read
Leader of Reform UK Nigel Farage, James Manning/PA Wire

Reform UK leader Nigel Farage says his party will replace the Conservatives as the opposition to Labour after the General Election.

Speaking to the Sunday Express, Mr Farage claimed his party is “the real opposition now” and that the election on July 4 “is our beginning”.

“This election is over. Labour are going to win by a mile,” he said. “The only question for voters now is who the opposition is going to be.”

Gaffe

Mr Farage referred to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak leaving 80th anniversary D-Day commemorations in France early to attend a TV interview in England, saying: “One more gaffe like that and they could all lose their seats.”

“Most of those people saying they are going to vote Labour are saying it because they don’t want to vote Conservative. I think we’ll dig into the Labour vote much more than they think.”

His comments come as the Labour Party is talking tough on law and order and vowing not to hike taxes, while the Tories seek to move on from Mr Sunak’s D-Day decision with a benefits overhaul plan.

Sir Keir Starmer’s party has pledged to crack down on the antisocial use of off-road bikes and relieve pressure on overstretched prisons.

Police will be given new powers to scrap noisy dirt and quad bikes within 48 hours, instead of having to keep them impounded for two weeks, if Labour wins the General Election.

Fallout

Meanwhile, the Conservatives are attempting to put a lid on the fallout from the Prime Minister’s early return from D-Day commemorations.

Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride will tout a Tory pledge to halt the rising costs of welfare by reforming the benefits system on Sunday.

The Prime Minister is campaigning in Yorkshire without media on Sunday after facing accusations of “dodging” reporters’ questions the previous day amid continuing criticism of his D-Day actions.


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Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
11 hours ago

Farij will indeed become the opposition as leader of the very party he is berating so viciously. Good luck squaring that one after your defection Nige.

Rick Bull
Rick Bull
11 hours ago

Having abolished our European partnership and made everything worse he’s now decided the problem was the UK all along. Will he campaign to abolish Westminster?

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
10 hours ago

Faux shoe-shine salesman finds treasure island…

Dr John Ball
Dr John Ball
9 hours ago

I ask again. Why does the media give so much coverage to this idiot?

robin campbell
robin campbell
8 hours ago
Reply to  Dr John Ball

John – it’s because we got ‘our’ country back!

Dai Ponty
Dai Ponty
7 hours ago
Reply to  robin campbell

We have not our Country Back our Country is Wales not Britain the disunited kingdom

robin campbell
robin campbell
6 hours ago
Reply to  Dai Ponty

Dai – I agree with you – I put ‘our’ in inverted commas

Rhddwen y Sais
Rhddwen y Sais
8 hours ago
Reply to  Dr John Ball

Because people comment on the articles making the appear well read and popular.

Dai Ponty
Dai Ponty
7 hours ago
Reply to  Dr John Ball

Most of The Media are Right wing or Far Right he is the Darling of the Right and Far Right they long for the days when Britain was top dog it appeals to the nut Jobs who go to the flag waving Last night of the Proms sing Land of Hope and Glory and the really idiotic song Rule Brittania Rules the waves

Steve Woods
Steve Woods
9 hours ago

Please stop giving this divisive, mendacious charlatan publicity.

Alun
Alun
9 hours ago

Reform actually look more of a party than the Conservatives do at the moment

Dai Ponty
Dai Ponty
7 hours ago
Reply to  Alun

Full of far Right wing Nut Jobs and Racists

Steve A Duggan
Steve A Duggan
6 hours ago

What’s needed is more Plaid Cymru policies shown here and less from the dodgy car salesman Farage. Farage doesn’t give a toss about Cymru and never will.

Morfudd ap Haul
Morfudd ap Haul
3 hours ago
Reply to  Steve A Duggan

What’s a Plaid policy – to disagree with others but vote with Labour?

Arthur
Arthur
50 minutes ago

I will vote reform on 4th July, as a protest vote to the Welsh government that if they don’t stop their dictatorship by stealth the 2026 elections could see Labour in Westminster and a conservative or far right Party in Wales (not what I want, but welsh labour need a boot up the ar**)

Morfudd ap Haul
Morfudd ap Haul
6 minutes ago

More comments on Farage than just about anything else. Must be a very popular politician with all the newspapers if he generates this much debate. Just don’t bank on it.

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