PUBLISHED: 17:20, Mon, Sep 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:26, Mon, Sep 14, 2020
Nigel Farage has backed Boris Johnson’s plan to make changes to the withdrawal agreement and vowed to relaunch his Brexit Party and campaign in the constituencies of MPs who do not support the Government motion. The Brexit Party leader has insisted the current deal signed in January does not deliver Brexit and has accused Mr Johnson of misleading the public, but has praised the Prime Minister for trying to put things right.
In a post on Twitter, Mr Farage said: “The withdrawal agreement as it stands is not the Brexit we fought for.
“Boris misled us but is now trying to make amends.
“MPs who vote for Brexit in name only will see campaigns launched against them in their seats. @brexitparty_UK.”
The Prime Minister has put forward plans to break international law with legislation which alters crucial parts of the Brexit divorce deal.
Nigel Farage has hit out at rebel MPs ahead of the Brexit vote (Image: PA)
Nigel Farage has criticised the current Brexit Withdrawal Agreement (Image: Twitter/Nigel Farage)
Downing Street says the Internal Market Bill to be debated in parliament this evening, acts as a “safety net” if there is no trade deal between the UK and EU at the end of the transition period.
Under the current terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, both sides agreed a Northern Ireland protocol to ensure there was no hard border down the Irish Sea.
As a result Northern Ireland would effectively remain part of the single market, while the rest of the UK will not, meaning goods travelling from Northern Ireland into the rest of the UK would be subject to checks.
The Internal Market Bill aims to give ministers the powers to reduce checks on goods flowing from Northern Ireland into the rest of the UK and narrow the scope of EU state aid rules.
Nigel Farage has vowed to relaunch the Brexit Party (Image: PA)