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10th May 2019

Nigel Farage tells Question Time Leave was a vote for no deal, not Norway, despite video of him arguing opposite

On the same show, no less

Oli Dugmore

Nigel Farage on BBC Question Time

On the same show, no less

Nigel Farage appeared on Question Time last night, alongside Anna Soubry.

It got quite, heated.

The Brexit party leader said the referendum vote was a vote to leave the single market and customs union, despite having endorsed Norway’s EU relationship in the past.

Norway is part of the European Economic Area, providing access to the single market but means the country is not in the customs union.

However, in this Question Time appearance, Nigel said he was in favour of adopting World Trade Organisation trading arrangements Рa no deal outcome.

Prompting this exchange.

Soubry: “These are the lies and the spin.”

Farage: “Oh here we go.”

Soubry: “I’ll tell you why. Nigel Farage was criticising the return of a customs union and regulatory alignment, in 2015 he was arguing for exactly the same thing.”

Farage:¬†“What are you talking about? I’ve always said no deal is better than a bad deal, I argued it all the way through the referendum Anna. Day, after day, after day. You clearly weren’t listening.”

Soubry: “People were told we wouldn’t leave unless a deal had been done, that’s what we were promised.”

I hope that’s cleared everything up for you, nice and crystal clear.