News

News | Published April 12 2019

Brexit Party: Annunziata Rees-Mogg defects from Conservative Party

The Brexit party has launched its European election campaign today in Coventry. This comes after confirmation that the elections would go ahead in the UK due to Article 50’s most recent extension.

One of the highlights was former Conservative Annunziata Rees-Mogg’s announcement that she would stand as a Brexit Party MEP candidate.

The European elections will take place 23 May, despite hopes that Article 50 would have been implemented by now.

Regarding this as a betrayal, Annunziata Rees-Mogg told cameras: “I joined the Conservative party in 1984 and this is not a decision I have made lightly – to leave a party for which I have fought at every election since 1987, from Maggie Thatcher through to Theresa May.

"I know which one I’d rather have representing us now.”

When approaching the question of her brother, Jacob Rees-Mogg, she remarked that she would be “stunned” if he also defected.

Farage, who inaugurated the occasion, said: “I said that if I ever did come back into the political fray, next time it would be no more Mr Nice Guy and I mean it.

"I am angry about what has happened."

He added: “I said many years ago I wanted to cause an earthquake in British politics.

"Now what I am fighting for, and with your support what we will attempt to achieve, is a democratic revolution in British politics.”

Given Ukip’s performance in the last European election, many are hoping for a similar success.


Related Stories

Authored by

The Parliamentary Review

@theparlreview
April 12 2019

Featured Organisations

Carbon Numbers

Carbon Numbers was established in 2012 around an ethos of uniting philosophies and technologies that help to manage and reduce energy consumption. Est... Read more

Blum UK

Blum, founded in Austria in 1952, is a company that manufactures functional hardware for furniture. Blum began distributing in the UK via an agency in... Read more

Yorkshire Adoption Agency

Established in 1946, Yorkshire Adoption Agency is a charitable voluntary adoption agency based in Doncaster. Registered Manager Annie Redmond tells Th... Read more

Latest News

Ministers open-minded about vaccine passports