Good Morning Britain returned to ITV this morning and Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid were back presenting after a brief hiatus for October half term. Joining them live in the studio was Nigel Farage MEP to discuss the upcoming General Election and what the Brexit Party’s stance was. During the conversation, he wasted no time in attacking the Labour Party and revealing his plan to take them down.
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Farage is preparing to unveil 600 Brexit Party candidates for the December General Election this afternoon.
But the dramatic move has been accused of threatening to split the Leave vote, and the presenters were keen to ask Farage about this point. However, the guest was stern and explained how it was all part of “hurting Labour”.
“I’m going to take loads of Labour votes – I did it last time I’ll do it again,” Farage explained.
“People have a choice in this election; you can vote Liberal Democrats and cancel Brexit, you can vote Labour and have another referendum to remain or virtually remain.
“Or you can have a remainers Brexit with Boris Johnson,” Farage continued but was cut short by Morgan.
“There is another option,” the presenter said. “You can get behind Boris and have a political compromise.
“Help Boris get a thumping majority which allows him to rewrite the rule book after the event?”
Morgan also expressed concern about how Farage’s plan could potentially “bounce Boris out of Number 10”.
“The reason we have elections is to give people fresh choices and to start again,” Farage commented.
It comes after the Brexit Party leader failed to get a hardline Brexit alliance with the Prime Minister.
Steve Baker, the chair of the European Research Group warned Farage to be “the man who hands Boris a weak and indecisive Parliament, and bringing about, therefore, his own worst fears”.
Also during the interview, Farage explained why he wasn’t standing as a candidate in the General Election.
Reid accused him of being a “coward” after being defeated seven times, but Farage hit back and was firm about having only stood once as a candidate.
“I’ve only had one realistic chance of winning a seat, all the previous times I stood as a means of getting a message out and building up a political movement,” he told the show.