Nigel Farage today said Britain would never ever have ‘won the war’ plus voted for Brexit without Ukip.
The former party leader announced yesterday evening that heÂ will not endure in theÂ General ElectionÂ after contemplating producing his eighth bid for Parliament.
Mr Farage has toured the particular television studios defending his choice, Â insisting that his role since an MEP gives him the bigger influence over Brexit. Â
And he dismissed claims the proceed shows that Ukip has turn out to be irrelevant to British politics subsequent the historic referendum vote final June.
Nigel Farage, pictured on Good Morning The uk this morning, defended his choice not to stand in the particular General Election Â saying he offers more power in Brussels
Â Mr Farage told ITVâs Hello Britain: âBecause I am in a distinctive position because I am top an organization in the European parliament.
âI take a seat on that front line bench, I sit next in order to Mr Juncker, the president associated with the European Commission. Iâve obtained a big profile in the particular European media.
âItâs about Brexit. Without Ukip we could not really have won the war. â? ***)
He said he believes this individual can have more influence more than Brexit by staying in Brussels.
He told the show: âI arrived to politics from business since I believed our relationship along with the Eu was wrong, plus without Ukip there would not really have been a referendum.
âThe question is, what do I actually do now? Where am I actually best placed now to assist the Brexit process?
Mr Farage discussed his choice not to stand with GMB host Ben Shephard and was adamant Ukip still has part in order to play in British politicsÂ
âNow one particular option is that I operate to be considered a backbench MP.
âThe other option is I remain leading a team of nearly 50 MEPs in Brussels and Strasbourg, Iâve got a front row chair, and the European parliament will certainly be doing the Brexit discussions â? not the British Parliament.
âAnd the European Parliament includes a veto over this.
âI really feel I can do more regarding Brexit there than I can here. âÂ? ***)
Mr Farage final night saidÂ the considered standing acquired been ‘tempting’ â? particularly provided his former Ukip colleague flipped bitter rival Douglas Carswell’s choice to stand down in Clacton.
Mr Farage used a write-up within the Daily Telegraph to state the Essex seat would have got given him an ‘easy win’ if he had stood, yet to eliminate standing.
He had written: Â ‘If I compare the system I have in Strasbourg in order to being a backbench MP, there is certainly frankly no comparison.
‘The Brexit negotiations will take place within Brussels as well as the European Parliament will certainly not only have a big impact on them, but eventually may have the right of vorbehalt any deal at the finish of the two-year process.
‘I believe I can use our profile in European politics in order to put real pressure on MEPs to vote for a practical deal with the UK. Â
‘Just weeks after we are because of to leave, there will become the next set of Western european elections. ‘
He added: ‘MEPs who else are trying to be re-elected require to feel the heat plus the threat of losing their own seats if they don’t back again a smart deal.
‘There will become parties that campaign on the grown up ticket, and am will certainly happily visit and speak within European capitals