Lord Sugar: Farage was like a tailor’s dummy stood next to Trump

Alan Sugar rolls his eyes at the mention of Nigel Farage. Photograph: Good Morning Britain/ITV.

Alan Sugar rolls his eyes at the mention of Nigel Farage. Photograph: Good Morning Britain/ITV. - Credit: Archant

Alan Sugar has criticised Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage - branding him the pied piper of politics for his different political ventures over Brexit.

Donald Trump and Nigel Farage

Donald Trump and Nigel Farage - Credit: Archant

Sugar was interviewed by Good Morning Britain on his views of British politicians and the Brexit process.

He once again reaffirmed his views that the Labour leader would not be good for the country, and threatened to leave the United Kingdom if Corbyn was elected.

But while he was damning about the Labour leader, he was even more critical about the "clown" Nigel Farage.

The businessman rolled his eyes and huffed as Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan asked him about the Brexiteer.

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"He's another clown he is!" he grumbled.

"He's caused all this trouble - he's caused all the trouble we're in at the moment."

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"Farage and Corbyn should get together, they're like Morecambe and Wise, the pair of them."

He continued: "He left UKIP, they then appointed about six other leaders, left after about two weeks, stood there with President Trump. I don't know if he got paid for that.

"Trump took him over there when he was doing the election campaign, saying 'look at this fine fellow here, he led Britain out of the European Union'. He stood there like a tailor's dummy, and now he's come back, thinking to himself he's got another opportunity here so he's starting a new party.

"It really is the Pied Piper situation."

In response to Morgan continually complaining that we have not yet left the EU, Sugar blamed the politicians on both sides who haven't supported the Brexit deal.

He said: "I wish someone would turn around to these people, and say 'here's the keys to car, you go on the ferry, you go over there and do a better one'."

Last year Alan Sugar was applauded for standing up in the House of Lords to claim that Brexiteers including Michael Gove and Boris Johnson should be in prison for the lies told during the EU referendum campaign.

He argued that there was a case to void the result, telling the Lords: "There is a very good argument to void that vote if it can be concluded that the public were totally misled and it is my belief that a large section of the British public were misled, informing their decision to vote to leave."

To supportive cheers, Lord Sugar added that there should be tough repercussions for politicians that lie to the electorate.

He said: "Such as Boris Johnson and Michael Gove for the £350m lie they put on the red bus."

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