Nigel Farage: 'There is a lack of honour in politics'

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

There is a "lack of honour" in politics today, Nigel Farage has claimed.

The Brexit Party leader said MPs were meant to act on the behalf of the British people, but in the case of the EU referendum they had made "an exception"; something he says he found "difficult" to comprehend.

"Our whole democratic system, our whole civilised democracy is underpinned by one thing, a principle called losers' consent. It means if you lose an election or a referendum, you don't like it, but you accept the other side because that's how our democratic system works," Mr Farage told talkRADIO's James Whale.

"Since 2016, we have seen this new phenomenon... those who think the electorate who took a different view to them are thick, stupid, almost an inferior species."

The politician said the country was experiencing a "dishonourable time in our history" as some MPs continue to make moves to block a no-deal Brexit, as well as pledging to stop it altogether.

Mr Farage, the former UKIP leader, appeared on the James Whale show following the news that the Queen has approved Boris Johnson's request to suspend Parliament until October 14.

The controversial move has drawn criticism from a number of people in the political sphere, including the Speaker of the House of Commons and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

"It's not as if Boris Johnson has closed down Parliament for weeks," Mr Farage continued.

"We have been debating for three-and-a-half years.

"I don't think I've ever heard such utter rubbish in all my life from the Speaker of Parliament to the Mayor of London to the leader of the opposition."

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