Farage: I would go on holiday during a second referendum campaign

Nigel Farage tells Sky News he would go on holiday during second referendum campaign. Photograph: Sk

Nigel Farage tells Sky News he would go on holiday during second referendum campaign. Photograph: Sky News. - Credit: Archant

In which is likely to be seen as a 'win win' for People's Vote campaigners, Nigel Farage has said he would go on holiday during a second referendum campaign.

Farage was appearing on Sky News' All Out Politics when he made the claim - because he said he would not know how to vote.

The arch Brexiteer was criticising proposals from the Labour Party to back a People's Vote which would be between Theresa May's Brexit deal and remaining in the European Union.

He said: 'It would be an outrage - Remain should not even be on the ballot paper. But if we are forced into this it would have to be Remain or Leave.'

He continued: 'Honestly if we were offered Brexit in name only or Remain, why would I vote?'

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Asked by Adam Boulton what he would do during the campaign, he said: 'I have to tell you Adam in those circumstances I wouldn't campaign and I wouldn't vote.'

The presenter quipped: 'Well that would be perfect! That would suit your political opponents.'

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Pressed further on whether he would abstain and encourage his supporters to do the same, Farage simply said: 'I'd go on holiday.'

The former UKIP leadersaid that a People's Vote would not be legitimate if there was not a 'certain level of turnout' - despite no such figure applying in the original EU referendums.

He is continuing to push for a no-deal Brexit which he said would offer a 'very soften landing' through the triggering of Article 24, which he claims would provide a two-year transition period.

'There would be no need to panic,' he insisted.

Best for Britain supporter Virendra Sharma MP was left with many questions.

'The big news here is Nigel Farage's claim that he'd go on holiday - isn't that what he's been doing for the last few years? What's his job?

'No one is begging for Farage to take part. This is about what's best for the country, not what's best for Nigel.'

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