Updated: Friday, 22nd May 2020 @ 2:15pm

'I've killed the Liberal Democrats. I've hurt the Labour Party': Brexit Party's Farage basks in Tory glow

'I've killed the Liberal Democrats. I've hurt the Labour Party': Brexit Party's Farage basks in Tory glow

| By Dane Massey

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says he's "happier" seeing the Tory swinging exit poll than a hung parliament.

The former UKIP leader was one of the chief campaigners of Brexit in 2016 which saw Britain vote to leave the European Union in June of that year, and the current Brexit Party chief appeared satisfied but not overly pleased with the pending Tory majority that will inevitably happen.

Boris Johnson vows to "get Brexit done," something Farage wants to see happen more than anybody else, and he believes that the Brexit Party have played a major role in the inevitable result.

"I'm much happier seeing the exit poll where it is, than seeing a hung parliament," said Farage.

"I was determined in this election, that we would use our influence to stop a second referendum, that overwhelmingly was behind the decision to stand down from the 17 seats.

"We set this thing up, we put it back on track. If we get there, we've done a good job."

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn wanted to put a second Brexit referendum to the people, but this was the last thing Farage wanted and he cited this as the reason for engaging in the election.

"I was determined in this election, that we would use our influence to stop a second referendum, that overwhelmingly was behind the decision to stand down from the 17 seats.

"Taking the fight to Labour was important, because what you're going to see tonight is dozens of seats what they Conservatives were either going to win, or some close but they wouldn't have come close to it if we were there taking thousands of votes.


"Would we have liked to have won a few seats? Of course. But it's very difficult.

"I've killed the Liberal Democrats. I've hurt the Labour Party."

Johnson has drawn up a deal for Brexit, but whether or not it goes through by the new and proposed January 31 2020 deadline is unclear and Farage isn't so confident on that matter.

"If the current treaty on the table passes unamended, I can't bring myself to support it.

"I spent my political career trying to get Brexit done. We're going to get Brexit. Are we going to get the right one? Maybe not."

Asked who he voted for, Farage gave a crystal clear response.

"I spoilt my ballot because I couldn't bring myself to vote Conservative."