Farage grilled by BBC’s Jon Kay over ‘dangerous’ statement on ‘political’ Supreme Court

The Supreme Court president Lady Hale announced that the Court declared the suspension of Parliament under the Prime Minister as unlawful. As a result, Nigel Farage was interviewed on BBC Breakfast where he gave his opinion on the judgement and the Court to Kay.

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Farage began: “For right or wrong we now have a Supreme Court, Tony Blair set it up. It is a political court and it’s made a very political judgement.”

He then went on to speak about the Prime Minister, stating it was a “matter of honour” for him to offer up his resignation to Parliament.

“If the highest court in the land says that you’ve acted unlawfully in your advice to the Queen I think as a matter of honour you have to at least offer your resignation to the House of Commons and ask them to vote on it,” he said.

Farage went on: “The political decision to call a Queen’s speech, while in most years would be a normal thing to do, has had the catastrophic effect in uniting the retainers and uniting the establishment.

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“It’s allowed those who have spent three years trying to stop Brexit from happening now claiming they’ve got democracy on their side.

“Whichever way you look at this politically, it’s an appalling decision.”

But Kay was keen to address Farage’s earlier comment that the Supreme Court is a “political” one.

“I have to pick up on what you said right at the beginning there, that this is a political court. That is rated by some people as a dangerous thing to say, an irresponsible thing to say.

“I think over the months and the years that go by from now we have to decide can we have a Supreme Court acting in this way without having a written constitution but that’s a debate for later on.

“I don’t think at this stage there is any point in anybody questioning the judgement, it is what it is.”

Kay also pressed Farage over what the decision meant for Brexit and his vision of it.

do you think No Deal is now off the table, 31st October now not going to happen?” Kay probed.

Farage responded: “We have a Parliament made up of people who want to stop Brexit from happening and conservative party who pretend they want Brexit but actually over half the MPs sitting in Westminster for the Tories don’t really want Brexit to happen.

“We need a General Election, we need the public to express their will and what’s really interesting is the gap between people’s opinions on Brexit and Parliament’s opinion has got even wider.

“We will not get Brexit, certainly not a meaningful Brexit, without a General Election and without real political change.”

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am on BBC One.

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