Nigel Farage accuses Boris Brexit deal MP backers of betrayal – ‘Party before country’

The Brexit Party leader hit out at the Prime Minister and MPs who voted for the deal despite opposing Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement. Taking to Twitter Mr Farage channeled his rage at the outcome of yesterday’s ’Super Saturday’.

He wrote: “The ERG are now backing an EU treaty that is 95 percent the same as Mrs May’s.

“They are putting party before country.”

The European Research Group are an arch-eurosceptic faction within the Conservative Party.

Mr Farage also retweeted a political pundit’s quoting of him during his party’s rally in Westminster on Friday evening.

The quote read: “I’d say to ERG members, you fought valiantly, some of you three times, I’d say this, yes Boris has won some important victories, especially on the customs union.

“But it’s still the second worst deal in history and it’s still not worth voting for.”

Mr Farage, a staunch Brexiteer, wanted a clean break from the EU and no deal.

He has repeatedly compared Mr Johnson’s deal to that agreed by Mrs May, which he dubbed “the worst deal in history”.

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Yesterday the Prime Minister was forced to write a letter to the EU requesting a Brexit extension after losing a crunch House of Commons vote.

On hearing the news, supporters of the “People’s Vote” who had converged on Westminster cheered loudly.

Despite being defeated, Mr Johnson said he will press on “undaunted” with Brexit on October 31.

The sending of the letter will likely embitter Mr Farage and his Brexit Party MEPs and members.


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On Friday, Mr Farage criticised the Prime Minister’s deal during a Brexit Party event where he was joined by several notable Brexit figures, including MEP Anne Widdecombe and Tim Martin, Wetherspoon boss.

Taking to the stage, Mr Farage savaged the deal struck by Mr Johnson and the EU, claiming it wasn’t what people voted for in 2016.

Mr Farage said: “If we sign up to this and head down this new negotiation and if the prime minister wants to succeed, then we would never ever able to become more competitive than our European neighbours.

“Never able to seek that opportunity of becoming richer and more successful.

“And what it means, is that in vast swatches of our national life we will not be making our own laws, for our own people, in our own industries, and will have to conform to European Union laws.

“And this ladies and gentlemen, this is not Brexit, this is not what we voted for, and this is not good enough.”

On Thursday, Mr Farage admitted that he would “much rather have an extension” than see the current deal passed as it is.

Ms Widdecombe drew applause from the crowd as she attacked the shortcoming of a Conservative Party she “used to be a member of”.

She continued: “It was called the Conservative Party, quite what is it conserving at the moment, certainly not the union if we’re going to have a border down the Irish Sea.

“It certainly doesn’t want to conserve what’s left of our independence in this country let alone to make sure that we really are, free and independent.

“That our children and our children’s children are free and independent and that we do not betray the legacy of those who a few decades ago fought in Europe for that very independence and freedom.”

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