'Eventually we're going to replace the Labour Party,' says deputy leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall

'Eventually we're going to replace the Labour Party', says deputy leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall

Deputy leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall

Friday, June 24, 2016

MEP Paul Nuttall, deputy leader of UKIP, says "eventually UKIP are going to replace the Labour Party" in the wake of the EU referendum. 

"[Labour have got] a huge bloody nose," he told Julia Hartley-Brewer. "It just goes to show how disconnected the Labour parliamentary party are from their traditional working class voters, total disconnect.

"This is the future of UKIP. We’re going in to those working class communities and eventually we're going to replace the Labour Party.

"This is the beginning of something new, we've got what we want as far as the European Union’s concerned. Now it's down to us to shape the Britain we want to see.

"We've always been confident in UKIP, that if the British people were given an option or a referendum to vote, whether to stay or leave the European Union, that they would choose to leave.

"We always knew it would be an educational process when people found out more about the European Union, the more they'd see the less they'd like. People have found out more about the EU and they just don't like what they see. It's a great day because we've taken back control."

The pound has fallen more than 10 per cent, a low not seen since 1985.

"That will stabilise, it always has, it always will do. The point is you can't put a price on democracy.

"We're going to make this country great again and today's just the beginning of a new dawn."

David Cameron has announced he will resign before his party conference in October due to the result.

"I'm happy that he's gone simply because I would probably trust someone from the Leave camp to negotiate our way out.

"We've only got this referendum because UKIP had a surge in 2012. It spooked the Conservatives and he thought he could shoot the UKIP box by offering a referendum."

The deputy leader also claims the date of the referendum has influenced the vote, and when he first heard it, he didn't believe it.

"I said this is nonsense, he’d be absolutely crazy to go with that date simply because one it's in the middle of the Euros and there would be a lot of patriotism around the United Kingdom. But not only that, it will be in the middle of the migrant crisis because when the weather gets better more people would come."