Nigel Farage falsely claims that no-deal Brexit is 'most popular option in this country'

PUBLISHED: 11:54 27 August 2019 | UPDATED: 08:26 28 August 2019

Nigel Farage on his LBC radio programme. Photograph: LBC/Global.

Nigel Farage on his LBC radio programme. Photograph: LBC/Global.

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has claimed that a no-deal Brexit is 'now the most popular option' with the public, despite polling showing the opposite.

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Unchallenged by presenters on Good Morning Britain, Farage claimed that the Conservative Party was "part of the Remain establishment" and that "leaving without a deal, a clean-break Brexit, is now the most popular option."

It was a claim that Farage went on to tell adoring fans at a Brexit Party rally, and was quoted on the BBC Politics Twitter account, as he again reiterated that "a clean-break Brexit is now the most popular option in this country".

Polling has consistently showed that no-deal Brexit is not the preferred option.

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The latest Survation poll found that 43% would prefer to Remain in the European Union, with leaving with a deal at 29% and leaving without a deal at 19%.

A YouGov poll for the Sunday Times found that 48% believed the decision to leave was the wrong one compared to 41% in support.

The same polling found 35% of the public backed a fresh referendum to stay in the European Union, compared to 26% who supported leaving without a deal.

It follows criticism for a "misleading" poll from the Telegraph which also claimed there was a majority of support in the country for a no-deal Brexit.

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