Mr Farage has lashed out against the Labour leader, insisting he has “absolutely, absolutely” contributed to Britain’s delayed departure from the EU. The new Brexit Party leader has vowed to attack Labour in the EU elections this month, and has called out several Remainer Labour MPs who he says have failed to deliver their constituency’s Brexit vote.
Mr Farage highlighted Labour MP Yvette Cooper, who is an ardent Remainer despite her constituency voting Leave by 69.3 percent.
He said the backbencher “has been dishonest in the extreme with her electorate, they need to know about her.
The Brexit Party leader continued: “She told people in Pontefract that she would honour the result of the referendum, yet she has now spent the last two years doing everything she can to undermine that result and reverse that result.
“This is literally a kick in the teeth for Labour voters.”
He added: “The truth is Labour are now a nailed-on Remainer party. I just don’t think that millions of Labour voters realise the extent that this has been done to them.”
However, Labour insiders hit back at Mr Farage, saying they are focused on delivering Brexit in a way that is “least chaotic”.
Labour insiders said last night: “Of course Nigel Farage has a simple message for voters who are fed up that Brexit hasn’t yet been implemented and that frustration has exposed the Tories who only had one job, and they’ve made a right mess of it.
“But we mustn’t be complacent either. We know that the one thing many Leave and Remain voters actually want is for this to be just sorted out, in a way that is least chaotic and protects living standards.’
Leaked internal Labour polling seen by the Daily Mail read: “The Brexit situation is extremely fluid and is hitting the Tories harder on competence and ability to deliver on Brexit than it is specifically hitting Labour, but there is also strong evidence of a wide ‘plague on your houses’ Brexit-related negativity about both main parties at present.
“This looks to be having more of an effect in depressing turnout than any significant switching of votes at this stage.”
Mr Farage’s Brexit party has risen to a six point lead over the Labour party, according to a YouGov poll.
Meanwhile, the Tories are now 15 points behind the Brexit Party, dropping down to 13 percent.
5,412 people took part in the poll.