A new Brexit party, supported by Nigel Farage, was officially recognised by the Electoral Commission on 5th February.
The party, which will have Brexit as its primary focus, has been imaginatively named ‘The Brexit Party’, and has presumably been officially recognised by the Electoral Commission after they clearly forgot about the existence of the eurosceptic party UKIP. But then, so have most people.
The former UKIP leader said he would stand as a candidate for the new party in May’s European Parliament elections if Brexit is delayed.
Having failed as an electoral candidate for UKIP on numerous occasions, Nigel Farage is hoping that this new venture will mean it is eighth time lucky when it comes to becoming an MP.
Although realistically, experts have said the former UKIP leader has more chance of winning the Grand National on a rocking horse than securing a seat in the House of Commons.
However, Mr Farage said the party would gain support from across the political spectrum as people are increasingly identifying along Leave and Remain lines rather than as Conservative or Labour.
Which is pretty optimistic, as UKIP was a party of ‘leavers’, and yet continually failed to win anything more exciting than a bottle of supermarket-brand wine in a raffle at a village fete.
It is thought that the venture will end up like parties of any sort that Farage is involved in. Over by 9pm after no-one turns up, with poor old Nigel alone in the corner, sobbing into his pint about how foreigners have ruined his country.
Nigel Farage is clearly seeking to distance himself from UKIP. Perhaps he should buy one of these quality mugs to express his views clearly to his friends and family.
Well, his pet cat, anyway.