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Nigel Farage slams Labour party for ‘abandoning their voters’ and says Yvette Cooper is ‘dishonest’

I’ll give Labour a very nasty surprise… especially dishonest Yvette Cooper, says Nigel Farage as he slams party for ‘abandoning their voters’

  • Farage blames Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party as much as Tories for Brexit delay
  • He said MP Yvette Cooper had been ‘dishonest in the extreme’ with her Leave-backing electorate
  • Farage called Labour a ‘nailed-on Remainer party’ despite their claims otherwise

The new Brexit Party leader has vowed to give Labour a ‘nasty surprise’ in the European elections as he turns it against them for ‘abandoning their voters’.

Nigel Farage told The Mail on Sunday he ‘absolutely, absolutely’ blames Jeremy Corbyn’s party as much as the Tories for the delay to Britain’s departure from the EU, ‘in fact more so in some ways’.

Mr Farage has vowed to campaign throughout the Brexit northern heartlands, calling out Labour MPs who support remaining in defiance of their constituents. 

Nigel Farage, the leader of the new Brexit Party, told The Mail on Sunday he ‘absolutely, absolutely’ blames Jeremy Corbyn’s party as much as the Tories for the delay to Britain’s departure from the EU, ‘in fact more so in some ways’

He will target Yvette Cooper in particular for leading efforts to frustrate the process, despite her own seat in Yorkshire backing Leave by 69.3 per cent.

He said the backbencher ‘has been dishonest in the extreme with her electorate, they need to know about her. 

‘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.’

Mr Farage said: ‘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.’

But last night Labour insiders hit back: ‘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. 

Mr Farage has vowed to campaign throughout the Brexit northern heartlands, calling out Labour MPs who support remaining in defiance of their constituents. He will target Yvette Cooper in particular for leading efforts to frustrate the process, despite her own seat in Yorkshire backing Leave by 69.3 per cent

Mr Farage has vowed to campaign throughout the Brexit northern heartlands, calling out Labour MPs who support remaining in defiance of their constituents. He will target Yvette Cooper in particular for leading efforts to frustrate the process, despite her own seat in Yorkshire backing Leave by 69.3 per cent

‘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 this newspaper says: ‘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.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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