Nigel Farage was guest of honour at the March Club Dinner and gave his sell-out audience a no-holds-barred, barnstorming speech on the shortcomings of the Government’s handling of the Brexit negotiations.
Introducing him, Club chairman Paddy Gill said, ‘However these things are measured, history will record that Nigel Farage is one of the most influential politicians of the post-War period.
‘It is widely acknowledged by commentators on both sides of the political divide that without his significant, often controversial, contributions to the public debate over many years, it is unlikely the 2016 In/Out Referendum would have taken place.’
Farage – the former leader but, now, no longer a member of UKIP – spoke of his decision to put his weight behind the Leaves Means Leave campaign, as it had become increasingly clear the ‘political class in Westminster’ was determined to frustrate the 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union.
Describing Theresa May as ‘the worst Prime Minister of all time’ and former Chancellor as ‘that pasty-faced b*****d’, he said, ‘It is now beyond doubt that the political class in Westminster and many of their media allies do not accept the EU referendum result. And it is equally clear to me that, unless challenged, these anti-democrats will succeed in frustrating the result. Well, I’ve had enough of their lies, deceit and treachery.”