from Sputnik News:
Former leader of the UK Independent Party Nigel Farage didn’t mince words while slamming the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, negotiated by Theresa May, and was extremely effusive in heaping praise on US President Donald Trump.
Addressing a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland, US, on Saturday, ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage said that the British people’s problem was that Prime Minister Theresa May was “not made of the same stuff” as US President Donald Trump.
The people have not changed their mind. I shouldn’t have to do any work for the next four weeks. But we have a little bit of a problem. Our leader is not made of the same stuff that your [America’s] leader is made of. Our leader has negotiated a Withdrawal Agreement that reads like a surrender document of a nation that’s been beaten at war, and literally has a gun to its head. Our Withdrawal Agreement means we would leave the EU in name only”, Farage said.
Farage stressed that under the agreement it may take “many years and possibly never” before London could strike a bilateral deal with Washington.
“There is very real risk that because of the sheer awfulness of our Withdrawal Agreement, that we may find that our political class actually choose willfully to delay our departure date”, he said.
The British politician went on to say that he was “getting back fit” in case his colleagues “betrayed the result” of the 2016 referendum:
“If I have to do it again, next time I’ll be no more Mr Nice Guy. Brexit will happen, whether it happens on 29 March, whether we have to fight it again, Brexit will happen. And Trump will be re-elected”, Farage reassured the audience.
According to him, Brexit proponents and Trump supporters faced similar issues, such as the fact that the establishment and “the big businesses behind it” refused to accept the results.
Farage is expected to lead a pro-Brexit march that kicks off on 16 March in Sunderland and aims to reach London on 29 March – exactly in time for the divorce deadline. Farage, who has recently registered the Brexit Party, has been vocally opposing any form of the withdrawal’s delay.
We're marching from Sunderland to London to tell the Westminster elite we will not be betrayed over Brexit. Get your walking boots on! pic.twitter.com/td1RFpbtwQ
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) 28 February 2019
After Theresa May announced that she would offer MPs the chance to vote for either a no-deal Brexit or a delay in the UK leaving the EU, media reports emerged, suggesting that the bloc is expecting London to ask to extend the deadline by three months.
Even though the prime minister managed to negotiate a withdrawal deal with Brussels after months of intense talks, the agreement has faced much backlash within the UK and calls for a second Brexit vote.