LONDON, Oct. 20 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The leader of the Brexit Party and one of the great faces of the movement in favor of the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union, Nigel Farage, has advocated an extension of the exit deadline, initially set for October 31, which allow the holding of new elections instead of directly accepting the withdrawal agreement agreed between Brussels and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“I want general elections, and an extension of the term would allow us to hold them, which seems to me a much better option than to sign an agreement whereby we are still linked to international legislation that ties our hands in foreign policy and in many, many, many other areas, “he explained to the British network Sky News.
Farage, ridiculed last Thursday by the opposition in defending the delay of Brexit, has insisted however that his preferred option is still the departure without agreement on the 31st.
“It is the only Brexit worth getting,” given that the Johnson agreement “implies working to match conditions with the rest of Europe, which means that we still do not completely control our legislation, and that is not a Brexit: it is simply a new European treaty, “according to Farage, the main promoter of the 2016 referendum that decided to divorce London and Brussels.