Plus a sixth, less formal, question: are they ridiculous?
Posts Tagged: Nigel Farage MEP
Henry Newman: Remainers are desperately spinning the result. But the moral of this election is that Britain must now leave.
Ken Clarke summed it up recently when he argued that there was now no chance of Britain being a stable member of the EU.
“If you don’t leave on October 31st, then the scores you’ve seen for the Brexit Party today will be repeated”, he warns.
A Prime Minister might, in the autumn, ask the Queen to prorogue Parliament until the day after exit is legally due on 31 October.
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: May failed to lead Britain out of the EU – but her successor can yet succeed
There may be greater willingness by Brussels to negotiate following populist successes in the European elections.
In both countries, the votes of both Labour and especially the Conservatives have been squeezed between the Brexiteers and the separatists.
They’ve taken the central political technique of this form of populism — promising to spend other people’s money — and privatised it.
The anti-business, anti-private property trajectory is doing it just as much damage – as exemplified in the field of housing and rent.
Iain Dale: God help the UK Conservatives (so to speak) if they become religious fanatics – like the American Republicans.
Plus: The good and bad sides of Twitter – all in my week. How it may have helped to save a life. But also saw me slagged off for something I didn’t say.
Nigel Evans: If the Prime Minister can’t deliver a clean Brexit, she must make way for a successor who will
She should now put her deal to the Commons without the backstop – announce a firm date for her departure.
Henry Newman: The Tory poll collapse is nothing to do with May’s Withdrawal Agreement. MPs should vote for it – and deliver Brexit
A basic problem remains unaltered – that there is no Commons majority for a No Deal Brexit. This point has been well made by Ann Widdecombe.
Marr’s interview has shaped the news agenda whilst the Brexit Party leader has another opportunity to burnish his outsider status.
The unrebuttable fact is that the Prime Minister is in breach of her word, and that the collapse of trust in the Party threatens to be terminal.
WATCH: Farage – “This is absolutely ludicrous. I’ve never in my life seen a more ridiculous interview than this.”
The Brexit Party leader is quizzed about his views on the NHS, climate change, gun control and Putin.
A lethal combination of strategic incoherence and operational incompetence has seen the Remain wave pass the would-be mould-breakers by.