Farage’s plan to rebuild Britain: Brexit Party leader plots £200 BILLION scheme to rejuvenate regions outside London by scrapping the foreign aid budget and HS2 while refusing to pay Brussels’ ‘divorce bill’
- The Brexit Party leader will unveil the bold plan at a rally in Birmingham later
- The huge plan is a sign that he has his sights on power with the Tories in disarray
- His party has yet to win a Westminster seat but has heavily cut into Tory support
- But plan is still £47billion short even with the cash from these areas sucked in
Nigel Farage will today claim that he would spend an astonishing £200billion to transform the British regions in the largest investment since the war as he sets his sights on the heart of Government.
The Brexit Party leader will unveil the bold plan, which includes rebuilding the transport system and free broadband for all homes at a rally in Birmingham.
He plans to fund the monster cash injection in areas outside London by refusing to send Brussels the £39billion Brexit ‘divorce bill’, scrapping the £14billion foreign aid budget and abandoning the £100billion HS2 high-speed rail project, the Sunday Express reported.
But that would still leave the party needing to find an extra £47billion from other sources.
Mr Farage’s party also has yet to win a Westminster seat but has heavily cut into Tory support as the party fights itself over Brexit and seeks a new leader.
Mr Farage, pictured at the Cricket World Cup at Lords last week, said: ‘For years now, London has thrived while the rest of the country has been left behind’
He added: ‘Labour has become the party of North London, not the North of England, and the European election results show that the Labour heartlands have become the Brexit heartlands’
Mr Farage told the paper: ‘For years now, London has thrived while the rest of the country has been left behind.
That’s why the Brexit Party will carry out the largest regional investment since the end of the Second World War, using the Brexit dividend to invest in the rest.
‘Labour has become the party of North London, not the North of England, and the European election results show that the Labour heartlands have become the Brexit heartlands.
‘They say it’s a postcode lottery, but a lottery only works if everybody has the same chance of winning. How can it be a lottery if there is no chance of winning?’
Some 5,000 people are due to attend the Brexit Party’s conference at the National Exhibition Centre this afternoon.
Mr Farage is due to unveil around 100 candidates ahead of a possible snap general election.