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05th May 2019

Nigel Farage challenges Jeremy Corbyn to Brexit debate ahead of European elections

Wil Jones

“People are very confused”

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has challenged Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to a debate on Brexit in the run-up to the European elections.

“The Labour parliamentary party are very, very remain,” Farage claimed, speaking on Sky News on Sunday morning, “Lots of them pushing for a second referendum. But there are five million Labour voters out there who voted leave, particularly in the Midlands, and North and South Wales.”

“I’d love to, between now and polling day, have a debate with Jeremy Corbyn about this,” he continued, “because people are very confused as to what Labour are standing for.”

Nigel Farage resigned from UKIP is December 2018 “with a heavy heart”, citing UKIP leader Gerard Batten moving of the party further to the right as a reason for his departure, and saying that Batten was “obsessed with the issue of Islam, not just Islamic extremism, but Islam, and UKIP wasn’t founded to be a party fighting a religious crusade.”

In February, Farage said that he would run as an MEP for the new Brexit Party in any future European elections. Then in March, he became leader of the party after the previous leader Catherine Blaiklock resigned, following the undercovering of anti-Islam statements she had made online.