Nigel Farage admits he has 'absolutely no idea' what will happen if Britain leaves the EU

The Ukip leader said there might be a 'big reshaping' of politics

Jon Stone@joncstone
Tuesday 14 June 2016 17:53
Nigel Farage visiting Sittingbourne for the Brexit campaign yesterday
Nigel Farage visiting Sittingbourne for the Brexit campaign yesterday

Nigel Farage has admitted he has “absolutely no idea” what will happen if Britain leaves the European Union.

The Ukip leader said he was not considering the aftermath of next week’s referendum and simply wanted to win it.

Polls by ORB, ICM, YouGov and TNS in recent days have shown Leave edging ahead of Remain for the first time in the campaign.

With Britain potentially poised to exit the bloc, Mr Farage was asked by reporters in Kingston what would happened in the event of Brexit.

“I've absolutely no idea,” he said

“What I do know is that if we vote for Brexit then the Ukip delegation in the European Parliament has a very important job over the next 18 months or two years because we will need to be the canary in the mine shaft, warning the British people if the Government aren't delivering the wishes of the electorate.

“With nine days to go. I'm not contemplating anything afterwards, Nothing. I just want to win this referendum.

“But I think, potentially, the effects of this referendum on the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, Ukip, could be very profound. We could see a big reshaping.”

Vote Leave claimed today that EU subsidies to farmers, culture, and other areas worth millions of pounds would be continued to 2020 in the event of Brexit.

Alan Johnson, the head of Labour In, said this morning that the Brexiteers were practicing “fantasy economics”.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn today urged “the whole Labour movement” to campaign for Britain to stay in the EU – following on from claims that he has soft-pedaled the campaign so far.

Mr Corbyn is due to appear in a Sky News special broadcast where he will answer questions about the EU next week.

Mr Farage has appeared on television consistently during the campaign, including in a head-to-head Q&A session with David Cameron.

The European Union in-out referendum will take place on 23 June 2016. The deadline to register to vote has now passed.

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