Nigel Farage: No-deal Brexit is an 'act of liberation'

Nigel Farage

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Nigel Farage has called for politicians to "grasp" the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, claiming it would be an "act of liberation" for the UK.

The independent MEP and former UKIP leader appeared on the breakfast show in the wake of last night's meaningful vote, which saw Theresa May's Brexit deal rejected by a majority of 149.

"It was another massive humiliation for the Prime Minister. I'm delighted that deal didn't go through," Farage told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer.



Tonight, MPs will vote on whether or not they want to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

"Is there anything to fear from being an independent, self-governing nation that makes its own laws and controls its own borders?" Farage asked.

"If you think we're not good enough to run our own country then there's lots to fear. To me, it's an act of liberation and it' something we should grasp."


'Brexit is being betrayed'

Nigel Farage at a Leave Means Leave rally

However, Farage predicted that MPs would go "back on their own word" in tonight's vote.

"498 MPs voted for Article 50. Article 50 said we leave on March 29 with or without a deal, and what you're going to see tonight is MPs going back on their own word."

He added: "I have a feel that today is the day that the public will see that Brexit is being betrayed and they'll be very angry about that."