Brexit Party MEP accuses Nigel Farage of ‘vile attempt at whipping up fear’ during EU referendum
- Credit: Getty Images
Brexit Party MEP Claire Fox has accused Nigel Farage of 'whipping up fear' during the EU referendum campaign.
Fox, who joined the Brexit Party shortly after it was formed in 2019, said that the one thing that made her "pause" before getting on board with Farage was his work during the EU referendum campaign.
Speaking on RTE's podcast Brexit Republic she was questioned about the scaremongering on the Brexit side during the EU referendum campaign.
Fox branded the "breaking point" posters that Farage unveiled shortly before Jo Cox was murdered as "terrible".
"That poster was infamous, it was absolutely one of the things that made me very much pause in terms of whether I'd stand in a party run by Nigel Farage."
You may also want to watch:
The Brexit Party leader has continued to defend his posters as recently as last month during the general election campaign.
She said "it was a vile attempt at whipping up fear".
- 1 These are the 322 Tory MPs who voted against extending free school meals to children
- 2 Who's on the BBC's Question Time tonight?
- 3 Betty Boothroyd delivers scathing assessment of Boris Johnson's government
- 4 German MEP tells Boris Johnson he 'owes' Britons a Brexit deal as she urged a return to EU trade talks
- 5 Fool's gold? Nigel Farage wants you to invest your trust in his financial advice service
- 6 Tory MP who voted against her own party to support free school meals motion quits government in protest
- 7 'Shameful' Tory minister defends government memo attacking Marcus Rashford's free school meals call
- 8 Political commentator delivers blistering response to Tory backbenchers offended by Angela Rayner's slur
- 9 At the upcoming US election, Donald Trump really is toast
- 10 The deep roots of Dominic Cummings' personal antipathy to the BBC
But Fox added she did not believe the fear factor was why people voted to leave the European Union, blaming the project fear from the Remain side.
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.