Nigel Farage admits Brexit has ‘failed’

Former Ukip leader says ministers have failed to take advantage of leaving the EU

Matt Mathers
Tuesday 16 May 2023 10:44 BST
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Nigel Farage says Brexit has 'failed'

Arch-Brexiteer Nigel Farage has admitted that leaving the EU has “failed” as he sought to blame the government for what he described as its inability to take advantage of being outside the trading bloc.

The former Brexit and UKIP Party leader, who refused to rule out a political comeback, said the UK had not “benefitted from Brexit economically”, claiming that government policy had deterred businesses from investing in the UK.

His comments came as a row brewed in the Conservative Party over immigration with Suella Braverman, the home secretary, calling for overall numbers to come down in a speech at the National Conservative Conference that was viewed by some as a pitch for the future leadership.

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