Farage warns Boris: ‘We will get Brexit voices into Parliament and hold you to account’

The Brexit Party leader was speaking to ITV after the first live television debate between the Prime Minister and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as the battle lines are firmly drawn in the lead up to the general election on December 12. Mr Farage even went as far to claim that a “meaningful Brexit” wouldn’t happen if his party didn’t exist. He also questioned Mr Johnson’s ability to keep promises.

The Brexit Party leader said: “If Brexit Party didn’t exist, no meaningful kind of Brexit would happen.

“The plan is to get Brexit voices into Parliament to hold Boris Johnson to his promises.

“He’s good at making promises, but not always so good at delivering them.”

His comments came after Mr Johnson and Mr Corbyn faced off live on ITV on Tuesday night.

A YouGov poll found that the Prime Minister narrowly beat the Labour leader in the debate.

Around 51 percent of the 1,646 voters chose Mr Johnson as their winner.

Mr Corbyn, according to Sky News, came in behind him on 49 percent.

Chris Curtis, YouGov’s political research manager, said: “Our snap poll shows that the public is divided on who won the debate, with most Labour voters thinking Jeremy Corbyn won, most Conservative voters thinking Boris Johnson won, and very few people changing their minds.

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He said: “Tonight Boris Johnson set out the choice facing voters at this election – a majority Government that can get Brexit done so the country can move on, or yet another gridlocked hung Parliament that will spend all of 2020 arguing about Brexit.

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“Jeremy Corbyn showed exactly why he is unfit to govern our country. He failed nine times to say where he stands on Brexit. He refused to rule out a second referendum on Scotland in return for Nicola Sturgeon’s support to put him into Downing Street.

“He wouldn’t say how Labour would tackle unlimited and uncontrolled immigration or how he would keep Britain safe. And his fantasy economics would take a sledgehammer to the British economy – leaving hardworking taxpayers to foot the bill.

“The decision on 12th December is clearer than ever: vote for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour for more Brexit delay, a broken economy and the chaos of two referendums. Or vote for Boris Johnson and the Conservatives so we can get Brexit done and focus on our police, hospitals and schools.”

It comes after Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson was mocked on Twitter for a response she gave to footballer Gary Lineker’s tweet.

He wrote, when referencing the debate: “What a choice we’ve been given!”

Responding, Ms Swinson said: “Actually, you do have a choice…”

This comment sent Twitter into meltdown as hundreds replied to the post.

Additional reporting by Paul Withers.


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