Richard Tice: Hunt and Johnson won’t deliver 'proper Brexit'

Monday, July 1, 2019

The chairman of the Brexit Party said he doesn’t believe the next Prime Minister will be capable of delivering a “proper Brexit”.

Richard Tice told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Hunt can follow through with their promises in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

“I don’t trust either of them because let’s remember, both of them voted for the Withdrawal Agreement which is the worst deal in history. If you vote for that you don’t really believe in a proper Brexit,” he said.

The Brexit Party unveiled its first 100 candidates in Birmingham on Sunday.

It plans to have candidates ready to stand in all Westminster seats by the time a general election is called.

Mr Tice said recent election results show “the two-party system is dead”.

“Voters are so disillusioned with the existing two-party status quo and the enthusiasm, the encouragement, the appetite for confident common sense politics from the Brexit Party I think has got a place and it’s here to stay,” he said.

“Even with the so-called Boris bounce, the truth is he’s barely nudged the polls. We’re right there, we’re right in the mix, we’re the winners of the last national election.”

He added: “Yesterday we had 5,000 people. The week before Boris and Jeremy Hunt in Birmingham they had less than 1,000 people at their event.”

The Brexit Party’s next electoral test will be a by-election in Brecon and Radnorshire.

The party has named Des Parkinson to challenge former Conservative MP Chris Davies.

Mr Davies retained the seat in 2017 with 48.6 per cent of the vote, but was removed in March this year over an expenses scandal.

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