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14th Jan 2019

Nigel Farage laments Theresa May’s move away from ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’

Sad times

Oli Dugmore

Sad times

Nigel Farage is disappointed in Theresa May after the prime minister made a statement in the House of Commons distancing herself from previous remarks that “no deal is better than a bad deal.”

He took to LBC on Monday evening, the eve of parliament’s vote on the prime minister’s draft withdrawal agreement, to bemoan Mrs May’s perceived softness.

Never mind whether a no deal Brexit would plunge the UK into recession, instigate shortages of medicine and food. Oh and all the airplanes that may or may not fly. Would you like the economic catastrophe on the side, sir?

Farage used his LBC show to remind the prime minister of one of her old maxims, “no deal is better than a bad deal,” it can be found on the scrapheap alongside “strong and stable” and “Brexit means Brexit.”

The former UKIP leader said: “It seems to me that what she’s saying to everybody and urging everybody now is that a bad deal is better than no deal.

“If this prime minister believed in Brexit, she would stick with what Article 50 say, and it says if you cannot negotiate a withdrawal agreement two years after the date of triggering it you simply leave, she isn’t doing that.”