Nigel Farage announced the launch of his new Brexit party today, in a metal finishing factory in Longford, Coventry.
As you’d expect, Farage channeled the anger many Leave voters are feeling across the country in his speech. He predicted that the Brexit party would come first in the upcoming European Parliament elections and said he had already put down a £1,000 bet on this outcome.
But it was his headline choice of candidate for these elections that caused surprise in the room. Saying that he had received over 1,000 applications from people hoping to become MEPs, he introduced one of the first to be selected: Annunziata Rees-Mogg, the journalist and sister of the Conservative MP for North East Somerset, Jacob.
In her speech, Annunziata told the crowd that after eight years of taking time away from politics to be a mother, she had reluctantly stepped back in to politics, because ‘our democracy has been betrayed.’ Annunziata also tapped in to the anger felt against Westminster politicians, saying:
‘The politicians are not our masters, they are to do our bidding’
Who knows what her brother Jacob makes of the new competition...