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What is The Brexit Party, how is Nigel Farage involved and when was its launch?

NIGEL Farage is returning to frontline politics in a new political guise called The Brexit Party.

He is on a mission to rectify what he sees as the ‘establishment’s failure to deliver Brexit.

What is The Brexit Party?

The Brexit Party is a new right-wing party with a populist outlook.

In a Twitter message it said: “The establishment have failed us. They are not up to the job of delivering Brexit. We need new leaders who can lead us out of the EU.”

Farage said:  “I said in 2013 that Ukip was going to cause an earthquake in British politics and I think we can safely say we did that.

“The ambition now is to cause a revolution in British politics – and to end the two-party structure as it is, it’s just not working.”

He added: “We hope to have a profound effect on the Conservative Party and to shift the centre of gravity once more.”

Mr Farage accused the PM of turning Britain into a “laughing stock on the world stage” over Brexit.

A spokesman for the party told The Sun Online: “We are standing for the European elections on a ticket of respecting the referendum and trying to restore some hope and trust in politics.”

How is Nigel Farage involved?

Farage is the founder of the new right-wing party.

He founded the new political movement in an attempt to “fight back against the betrayal of democracy” by Theresa May, as he sees it.

Confirming he will stand to become an MEP, Mr Farage said the party had been inundated with “just under 1,000” requests from people wanting to be a candidate.

He said the “Westminister bubble” had completely misunderstood the mood of people across the country - who just want to leave the EU.

The MEP left Ukip in December 2018 after 25 years.

Ukip won the European Elections in 2015 with 27 per cent of the vote.

Bookies have made the Brexit Party second favourites for the European Elections at 3-1, behind Labour at 5-4.

Farage's new Brexit party could WIN the European elections as voters punish the Tories for the ongoing chaos around Leaving the EU.

Fresh polling from YouGov puts the top Brexiteer's new party ahead of Labour and the Tories on 27 per cent.

When was its launch?

The new political party officially launched on Friday April 12, 2019.

Making an appearance at the launch event was Jacob Rees-Mogg's sister Annunziata, who announced she had quit the Tories to stand for the new party in the upcoming European Elections.

The 40-year-old was unveiled as a surprise candidate for the Brexit Party, which polls show is already making in-roads into the Tory vote.

Since then the party has unveiled several more candidates including a Special Forces veteran, an ex-Communist and a smoked salmon producer.

Former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe, 71, also announced she was quitting the Tories, after 55 years, to stand as a Brexit Party candidate for the South West region in the European vote.

Farage has said he wants to make sure politicians honour the outcome of the EU referendum

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