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

April 12 2019

Featured Organisations

Bunscoill Rhumsaa Primary School

As the largest primary school in the Isle of Man, Bunscoill Rhumsaa (in English, Ramsey Primary School) has undergone many changes during the last ten... Read more

A R C Coachworks

ARC Coachworks appreciate that for any given fleet manager, time off the road means a loss of turnover. It’s for this reason that they place such high... Read more

SDL Auctions

Graham Penny is the founder of Graham Penny Auctions, now part of SDL Auctions, and a leading national property auctioneer. Founded in 2006, Graham Pe... Read more

Latest News

Water companies hit with record profit restrictions