Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister

Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Nigel Farage has said that if the UK succeeds in leaving the European Union, “it would not matter” if Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister.

talkRADIO’s James Whale asked the former UKIP leader how he would feel if a General Election was to take place and the Labour leader won.

Farage responded it would not matter “if we had Brexit”.

“Provided we had Brexit, it would not matter because you would just get a few years of him and then we can get somebody else in with real power,” he said.

“As it is, most of the things Corbyn wants to do wouldn’t be allowed to do within the EU anyway.”

The Prime Minister Theresa May lost a key motion on Tuesday after Government ministers were accused of contempt of Parliament.

Following the motion the Government was forced to publish the “full” legal advice on May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement.


'Kick up the backside'

When asked if he would have joined the Conservative Party as a Brexit consultant, Farage said “of course”.

“Of course and I volunteered myself. I said if I could be of any help in the Brexit process, particularly around the rest of Europe where I am quite a well-known figure,” he said.

“I would have loved to do so and I would taken that message out to Bavaria, to taken it out to wine producing areas of France.

“I would have said to people ‘look we wish to have as good a relationship as possible based on friendship, based on free trade but not being part of political union. Can you please give your own politicians a kick up the backside to make sure that they allow this to happen?’"


'Nobody asked me' 

He added that he would have been successful because he was "the best known" British politician in Europe. 

“I could have done it more effectively than probably any other British politician.

“I am probably the best known across Europe because of all the things I have done in the European Parliament over two decades.

“I would have helped a Labour government do it. I would have helped anyone do it.”

“We would be getting back the independence of this country, whilst at the same time showing the world that we are a friendly place that wants to do business. But, nobody asked me.”