Richard Tice, who serves as the chairman of the Brexit Party, has urged disillusioned Brexit supporters to send a shockwave to Westminster at the European Parliament elections. Mr Tice made the remarks during a rally alongside Nigel Farage and Annunziata Rees-Mogg, the sister of Conservative MP Jacob. Mr Farage only launched his Brexit Party ten days ago, but one poll last week put its support at 27 per cent – significantly ahead of both Labour and the Tories, which poll at 22 and 15 per cent respectively.
Mr Tice told the Brexit Party crowd in Nottingham: “There is a movement out there and it is growing.
“The people have said enough is enough. We have to take on the establishment, to take on the civil service, to take on the vested interests,
“We have been inundated with thousands of applications to be MEP candidates.
“We all know that Brexit is a huge opportunity for this country – but none of the politicians are selling that.
“We can use this EU election as a springboard for change. We deserve stronger, better leaders and we can break down the two party system for good.”
We can use this EU election as a springboard for change
A shock new survey of Conservative councillors from Survation also predicts doom for the Westminster establishment.
Around 40 per cent of Conservative councillors have confirmed they will back Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party in the European elections.
In a sign of a huge grassroots revolt, the polling, which questioned 781 local elected representatives, found three-quarters of Tory councillors want the prime minister to quit
An overwhelming 96 per cent believe their party has been damaged by the Brexit stalemate.
Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, recently took aim at Britain’s participation in the European elections, warning “disruptive and resentful” British MEPs were heading to Brussels.
Earlier this morning, Jeremy Corbyn’s deputy Tom Watson urged the Labour party to drastically change its stance on Brexit to challenge Mr Farage’s Brexit Party.
Mr Watson said Labour needs to stop “sitting on the fence” as he warned that Labour would lose against the new “far right” Brexit Party.
He said Mr Corbyn needs to be much clearer and more enthusiastic about backing a second referendum.
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