Brexit Party Promise to Abolish Welsh Assembly

The Brexit Party is still polling as high as 10% in Wales ahead of next year’s assembly elections, yet could be on the verge of a bigger political upset thanks to their new staple policy: abolishing the Welsh Assembly in favour of direct elections for the First Minister. The move is a clever one; Wales has always been the most reluctantly devolved part of the UK, with abolition of its legislature already being backed by 25% of Welsh voters – the same figure supporting Welsh independence…

The bold policy has prompted former Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood to compare the Brexit Party to Hitler.

Wood asks her followers, “Would you ever move to another country then become the leader of a political party that seeks to abolish the parliament of that country? Who would do that?”. Just like Plaid’s Westminster leader, Liz Saville Roberts, who moved from Wales to London, and seeks to abolish the Westminster Parliament of Wales…

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Brexit Party Asks Supporters ‘What Next?’

In the first of a series of “Sunday Surveys“, the Brexit Party has emailed supporters asking their views as to what the party should do next – once, y’know, Brexit is done. Identity crisis incoming…

Farage appears to be scoping the viability of setting up his own independent show after leaving LBC earlier this month. While rumours are swirling that he may be off to join talkRADIO, Guido hears last time the station offered him a slot it was turned down over wage disagreements. Radio Nigel coming soon?

We’re only making plans for Nigel…
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Welsh Assembly Poll Shows Healthy Brexit Party

In a sign that despite Nigel losing his LBC gig today, his party is not going away any time soon, a new Survation poll for the Centre for Welsh Studies has revealed that the Brexit Party is currently holding 8% support in constituencies and 10% of the regional list vote – both figures ahead of the Lib Dems who sit on 7% for both. The findings also pour cold water on Tory hopes of a breakthrough in Wales, behind Labour by double figures in each.

The Brexit Party numbers have already been privately remarked on in Tory circles. It’s clear that Farage’s party is still waiting in the wings to swoop in should the Government back down on Brexit, or surrender in the culture war to the statue dismantling mob. In the first quarter this year, despite limping away from the 2019 election with zero seats, the Brexit Party took in almost £2 million in donations. The Tories should watch their backs…

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Brexit Party’s 6000% Correx Cash In

The Brexit Party is fundraising again for the first time since the General Election amongst its registered supporters, this time selling campaign Correx boards for £35 a pop. In an email to supporters, Farage and Tice wrote…

“Get Your Piece of Brexit History — £35

A limited number of the iconic Brexit Party Correx boards – waved at our rallies up and down the nation – have been signed by The Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and Chairman Richard Tice.”

The new fundraising drive comes as the Brexit Party works to keep their office ticking over until the transition period ends, to make sure Boris doesn’t renege on his Brexit promises, and a clean Canada or Australia style break comes at the end of the year.

This particular operation should help a lot with that. Guido is told the boards were originally bought for 60p each. A mark up of almost 6000%…

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What’s Happening with the Brexit Party?

Remember the Brexit Party? Perhaps not, but they were once a political force, winning the 2019 EU elections just four months after they’d be born; yet seven months later they went on to a staggering election showing of no seats. Guido realised no other hacks had mentioned the party since the election, so he thought he’d check in with them…

Guido learns the party isn’t going anywhere for the moment, unlike other Brexit groups like Brexit Central who have announced they’re closing shop at the end of the month. Instead, the remaining staff – slimmed down considerably since the election – have their eye on a new deadline of this December, ensuring they are fully operational and able to “pounce” in case Boris starts drifting towards a softer Brexit.

The big question remains under what guise the party continues – here there are conflicting reports; with one source claiming they are preparing to rebrand and re-launch as the touted ‘Reform Party’ ahead of the local elections in May, whereas another senior source was coy in saying the ‘Reform Party’ has been completely signed off, with other “interesting options being considered”. The source wouldn’t be pressed, however insisted they are – without a sense of irony – looking to Europe for their inspiration…

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MEPs Offered Massively Subsidised Goodies by EU

Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney has revealed that every member of the European Parliament is given a duty-free catalogue of goodies to buy at massively cheaper prices than the people they represent. The brochure includes the offer of 200 cigarettes for just £7, and fizz for only £4. This is, of course, on top of the €105,092 salary and fixed receipt-free ‘expenses’ allowance…

Just 24 days until Brits finally leave this circus…

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