The Brexit Party lead by Nigel Farage managed to win 31.7% of the vote during the European Election in the UK, however, what does the party even stand for?
The Brexit party was founded on the 23rd of November 2018 but was only formally announced on the 20th of January 2019 by former UKIP economics spokesperson Catherine Blaiklock.
Nigel Farage joined the party shortly after its official announcement as Farage was an independent MEP since his departure from UKIP in early December 2018 due to disagreements within UKIP.
On March 20th 2019, Blaiklock resigned from her position after she was
Farage said that he would take over as leader and that Blaicklock was “never intended to be the long-term leader”.
Farage was already a popular figure on the right and now lead his very own party that would fight for Brexit.
There was some resentment from UKIP towards Farage and even though both parties share the same goal, the leaders have not seen eye to eye.
UKIP took some heat after they announced two controversial YouTube personalities as candidates for the European Election.
Classical-Liberal Carl Benjamin, also known online as “Sargon of Akkad” and social-liberal Mark Meechan, online known as “Count Dankula” were the star candidates for UKIP after they lost their main attraction Nigel Farage.
Farage wanted to distance himself from UKIP after this, as the two UKIP stars have been highly controversial.
Carl Benjamin has been slammed for his “I wouldn’t even rape you” comment towards MP Jess Phillips, which has confused him and his followers, as he made clear that he had no desire to “rape” anyone.
Mark Meechan has been highly controversial for a video he made in the past, where he was seen teaching his dog to do the Nazi salute, which he was arrested and fined for.
Nigel Farage wanted to make it clear to the citizens of the UK, that he had nothing to do with UKIP in any shape or form.
Farage campaigned for his Brexit Party and traveled through the UK, trying to encourage those who wanted the UK to leave the EU, to come out and vote for his party.
When Farage went to Scotland to
Farage campaigned on the promise of “leaving the EU”, but didn’t reveal any other positions the party might have.
Farage did promise that he would reveal his plans after the EU elections were over, which is an odd choice, as most people who voted for him, didn’t have any idea what they voted for, except for his promise of “leaving the EU”.
Without any real political stances, the one-issue party still managed to get 29 seats out of 73, which made them by far the biggest party in the UK, and turning his former party UKIP into dust, as they lost all of their seats.
Whereas the UKIP party had a vision and a plan, it seems that the citizens of the UK, simply want to leave the EU, and voted for the man that brought them the referendum, in hopes that he would finally put pressure on the government to leave.
It is unsure as to what Farage and his Brexit Party will do, as he still has to announce what his goals really are.
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