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Nigel Farage to stand in European Parliament elections next month
Nigel Farage has announced that he will stand in the European Parliament elections next month for his new Brexit Party.

The former Ukip leader said he would not, after 25 years of "endeavour", watch British politicians "roll us over" - as he warned of a "fightback".


Mr Farage also accused the Prime Minister and parliamentarians of trying to "kill Brexit stone dead".

"They have done it by endlessly kicking the can down the road but what they haven't noticed is the growing anger in this country...

"I think Brexit will happen, I think the genie's out the bottle, I just fear there are more battles to fight until we get there."

The prominent Brexiteer led Ukip to a win in the popular vote at the 2014 European elections - but has failed to win a Westminster seat in seven attempts.

He quit Ukip in December, saying there is a "huge space for a Brexit party in British politics, but it won't be filled by Ukip".

The Brexit Party was founded in January by Catherine Blaiklock, reportedly with Mr Farage's full support.

The fact that Nigel Farage is only doing this because he is an inveterate attention seeker is irrelevant. His candidacy will add legitimacy to the EP election and make it more difficult for the Tory's to ignore it - as they would undoubtedly like to do. Now its game on between Leave and Remain supporters. I think Mr. Farage will do not quite as well as he thinks in a high poll election...

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