Nigel Farage, the former leader of the U.K. Independence Party, says that he is joining a pro-Brexit pressure group that aims oppose the plan of Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, for the future ties of the United Kingdom with the European Union.
Farage was a significant figure in getting the United Kingdom to hold a referendum in 2016 over its membership with the European Union. He has also helped lead the successful “leave” campaign.
The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union officially on March 29, 2019, however, the divorce talks have faltered.
The proposal of PM May to maintain close economic ties has been coolly received by the European Union. And it has enraged hardcore Brexit-supported in the United Kingdom, who say that it will leave the country tethered to the bloc.
In Saturday’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, Farage wrote that he would be joining a campaigning bus tour by the group Leave Means Leave in order to oppose the “cowardly sell-out” of the British Prime Minister.
Farage claims the PM May does not believe in Brexit or in the United Kingdom. He says that he is returning to politics to attempt to get ahead of a “big campaign” which he believes that the Remain MPs will soon embark on in the coming months.
In an interview with Sky News, he stated: “I can see that in the autumn there’s going to be a big campaign.”
He added: “What they will try to do is to suspend Article 50, to delay the date on which we’re actually supposed to leave.
“It’s time we fought back.”
Farage finished his term as the UKIP leader in November 2016. He said that those who voted for Brexit would not get what they wanted “if we trust our politicians to deliver Brexit.”
He also said that many MPs “underestimate the strength of feeling that is out there.”