Nigel Farage has lashed out at the Brexit process and thinks it could make the UK worse off, if the negotiations do not improve, laying the blame squarely at Theresa May’s doorstep.
It comes after a tough couple of days for the May, where rebellions over Brexit from both David Davis and Boris Johnson undermined her and even risked her premiership.
Farage told the Today programme: “We have the got wrong leader. If we had a leader who actually believed in Brexit and was prepared to see there was a vision for the future we could make a success of it.
“We will finish up perhaps in an even worse place than we are now because we won’t be free to de-regulate, we won’t be free to go out in the world and make our own deals, we won’t be controlling our own borders and we will still be accepting rules from Brussels.”
Farage added: “Here’s the problem – Trump walks away from things, he rather enjoys it actually. Theresa May parroted ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’, I think just to get votes in the general election and [Michel] Barnier knows the one thing the prime minister will not do under any circumstances is walk away. “That’s why we are having to make a series of concessions, and kicking the can down the road to the extent that even if things go to plan we are not going to get any form of Brexit until at least six years after the people voted.”
The prime minister told reporters at the G7 summit in Quebec: “People like Boris have strong views on Brexit but so do I.
“I want to deliver Brexit for the British people – that’s what people want. And I am getting on and doing it.”
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