July 02, 2019
Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe told Good Morning Britain that Nigel Farage could easily win a general election if the Conservative Party fails to deliver Brexit.
Current frontrunner for the Conservative Party leadership race, Boris Johnson, who is also likely to become the next prime minister, has promised to deliver Brexit by October 31 in a “do or die” approach.
At a Brexit rally where he unveiled 100 Brexit Party candidates that will stand in the next general election, Nigel Farage warned Boris Johnson that his party would lead the country if he failed to deliver Brexit.
In the Good Morning Britain interview, Widdecombe said, “It could be that Boris becomes Prime Minister and cocks it all up.”
“We could have a general election, which potentially triggers a Jeremy Corbyn government who cocks it up worse than Boris,” she added. “In eight or nine months time, we could be desperate and enter Nigel Farage as prime minister to save us.”
“I do believe that Nigel Farage could win a general election,” she said. “But I don’t think we need to have a Jeremy Corbyn government to prove that.”
“People are already saying very clearly, very loudly, in poll after poll, that they want the referendum delivered and that is what the Brexit Party is about. I believe we would prevail in a general election for that reason.”
The latest YouGov poll shows that the Brexit Party is tied with the Conservative Party at 22% support in the event of a general election, with Labour trailing closely behind at 20%, the Liberal Democrats at 19%, and the Greens at 6%.
– MK. II