Now leader of The Brexit Party, which is leading the polls in the European Parliament elections, Mr Farage was Ukip leader at the time. In footage filmed by Express.co.uk, he praised former Labour MP Chuka Umunna for a “sensible conversation” about the EU, while calling out Project Fear which was being perpetuated by the Government of the time. David Cameron, Prime Minister in 2016, and George Osborne, his Chancellor of the Exchequer, were known for their pessimistic forecasting of the British economy post-Brexit.
Both campaigning for Remain, these scare tactics were used in an attempt to persuade people to vote to stay in the EU.
Just weeks before the Express EU Debate, Mr Osborne claimed the UK would go into a “recession” if it left the bloc.
He declared: “This is what happens if Britain leaves: the economy shrinks, the value of the pound falls, inflation rises, unemployment rises, real wages are hit, so too are house prices, and as a result Government borrowing goes up.
“The central conclusions of today’s Treasury analysis are clear – a vote to leave will push our economy into a recession.”
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage (Image: GETTY)
David Cameron and George Osborne both campaigned for Remain (Image: GETTY)
Mr Farage hit back at these claims during the debate.