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Tag: Nigel Farage

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Trump manages to unite the UK political system in praise of the healthcare system

    Trump's tweet came after ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage appeared on Fox And Friends, one of the president's favorite shows, talking about the weekend march.

    United States president Donald Trump has sparked a backlash from UK politicians by attacking the National Health Service. In a tweet criticising US Democrats pushing for a universal health system, he said “thousands of people are marching” in the UK because the NHS is “going broke and not working”. This was believed to be a reference to a Save the NHS march on Downing Street on Saturday, demanding more funding.

  • Friday, January 12th 2018 - 10:36 UTC

    Farage willing to a second referendum to end anti-Brexit “whinging and whining”

    Mr Farage was one of the leading figures in the Leave campaign, which won the referendum with 51.9% of votes.

    Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he is close to backing a second EU referendum to end the “whinging and whining” of anti-Brexit campaigners. Mr Farage told Channel 5's The Wright Stuff a fresh vote could “kill off” the Remain campaign for a generation.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:38 UTC

    Farage: Barnier doesn't understand why 17 million voted to leave the EU

    Farage, member of the EU Parliament, said he was left with the impression after the Barnier meeting that the UK and EU would easily strike a trade deal for goods.

    Nigel Farage, who as leader of the UK Independence Party was one of the leading campaigners for Britain to leave the European Union, crossed swords with one of his main EU adversaries. After meeting Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, for about 30 minutes in Brussels, Farage said he was convinced that the Frenchman doesn’t understand why more than 17 million people voted for the UK to leave in the 2016 referendum.

  • Thursday, September 14th 2017 - 08:31 UTC

    Juncker: “Britain will regret voting for Brexit”; Farage: “Thank God we are leaving”

    “This will be a very sad and tragic moment in our history. We will always regret this, and I think that you will regret it as well, soon”, Juncker said

    Britain will soon regret voting for Brexit, but the European Union will move on, the European Commission president has insisted. In a speech setting out the future direction of the bloc, Jean-Claude Juncker said the UK’s exit would be a “sad and tragic” moment, but it was “not the be all and end all”.

  • Wednesday, July 19th 2017 - 06:29 UTC

    Farage mentions Argentina/Falklands policy to blast Foreign Office's expenditure

    “We’ve been giving money to Argentina who still have a claim over the Falkland Islands,” fumed Farage, and they have been buying fighter jets from China

    The former leader of the UK Independent Party and great promoter of the Leave position in the Brexit referendum Nigel Farage, has mentioned Argentina and Falklands policy as proof that Britain’s foreign aid budget is being spent in completely the wrong places.

  • Friday, April 7th 2017 - 09:55 UTC

    Nigel Farage proposes a Gibraltar referendum to become part of the UK

    Farage said he supports holding a referendum giving Gibraltarians the chance to enjoy devolved powers such as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    One in three people in Britain would cede at least some sovereignty over Gibraltar for a better Brexit deal according to a YouGov poll made public this week. The poll conclusions were released when Nigel Farage, Britain's leading Brexiteer expressed support for proposals to hold a referendum in Gibraltar to ask whether they want to become part of the UK.

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 07:12 UTC

    UK Independence Party has new leader, Paul Nuttall: third choice in three months

    Nuttall defeated former deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans and ex-soldier John Rees-Evans. It was UKIP's second leadership election this year

    Paul Nuttall has been elected leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, replacing Nigel Farage. The 39-year-old Member of the European Parliament, who served as UKIP's deputy leader for six years, won 62.6% of support among party members He promised to “put the great back into Britain” and force the government to “give us a real Brexit”.

  • Thursday, November 24th 2016 - 16:13 UTC

    Foreign Office tells Trump there's “no vacancy for the job of UK ambassador in Washington”

    “We have first rate ambassador in Washington,” Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who campaigned for Brexit, told the British parliament.

    Britain dismissed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's unprecedented expression of support for Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage to be made British ambassador to Washington, saying pointedly that there is no vacancy for the job. Trump, who after his election victory met Farage before any EU leaders, said on Twitter that “many people” would like to see the former metals trader turned politician as Britain's ambassador.

  • Tuesday, November 22nd 2016 - 10:11 UTC

    “Many people” would like to see Nigel Farage as UN ambassador in Washington, twits Trump

    The President-elect said: “Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!”

    President-elect Donald J. Trump has ostensibly thrown his support behind the idea of UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage becoming the British Ambassador to the United States in a tweet issued late on Monday night. Trump issued the statement, unprompted, via his Twitter feed, stating that the idea was popular amongst “many people” in a move that is sure to set the British political establishment into a further tailspin.

  • Friday, June 24th 2016 - 08:07 UTC

    Vote Leave Chief and ex London mayor expected to go for PM Cameron post

    “I will be advocating Vote Leave - or whatever the team is called, I understand there are a lot of them - because I want a better deal for the people of this country”

    When Boris Johnson announced in February that he would back the UK campaign to Leave the European Union, it transformed the debate. Johnson is popular with the public and within his party. By becoming the official head of Vote Leave, he gave the weight of the establishment to a campaign previously spear-headed by fringe political figures such as Nigel Farage and George Galloway.

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