Nigel Farage says ‘the UK is bigger’ in the world six years after Brexit referendum vote
Nigel also criticized the government for not doing more since the UK left the EU
Nigel Farage says the UK’s ‘position in the world is different’ as he reflects six years on from the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.
On June 23, 2016, citizens across the country went to polling stations to vote in a referendum on whether to stay or leave the EU.
The following day the results were announced with 51.89% of people voting to leave, while 48.11% voted to stay.
Speaking on GB News six years after the vote, Nigel said he believed the UK was “standing taller” on the world stage.
Nigel said: “From my perspective I think the UK’s position in the world is different to before Brexit, I think we are bigger.
“I believe the deal with Australia for example and the leadership that (Boris) Johnson has shown on Ukraine are clear examples of an independent UK reasserting itself on the world stage.
“The deployment of the vaccine has proven in many ways that we can do things better than having them done for us by the European Commission.
“And I think the good news politically is that leaving is a settled matter, although compliance with single market rules could come back, I think, to be a debate in British politics.”
But Nigel also thinks the government could do a lot more to help people after Brexit.
He continued: “But on the negative side, I just see a government now, which seized on Brexit as a political opportunity without really believing it.
“They tell me ‘no Nigel it’s because of the pandemic, we didn’t have time’.
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“We could have done so many things in terms of reducing the rules to help our businesses, our financial services industry, we just did nothing and belatedly Jacob Rees-Mogg was appointed to do those things.
“On border controls, we are frankly far from regaining control of our borders, it looks like a complete farce and we still have the ECHR in a position to overturn the decision taken by the Minister of the Interior in this country.
“Frankly fishing has been terribly abandoned, I could go on, VAT, why hasn’t the 5% VAT on fuel taxes been reduced, a clear Brexit dividend.
“My feeling is that if people can’t feel, see tangible benefits from Brexit, then Mr Johnson, who has won a lot of votes because of it, might find that a lot of them won’t want to come out and vote for him.”