Nigel Farage rages that Boris Johnson's new deal will make the UK a 'colony of the EU' demanding Brexit is DELAYED so a 'Leave Alliance' can fight for a 'clean break' at an election
- Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has demanded a delay to the UK leaving the bloc
- Mr Farage warned Boris Johnson's deal will turn the UK into a 'colony' of the EU
- He said there should be an election so a 'Leave Alliance' can make a clean break
The Brexit Party leader accused the PM of trying to 'bounce' the country into backing his agreement to save the Tories from disaster.
Instead he insisted the deadline for leaving the bloc should be pushed back to give time for a 'Leave Alliance' to win an election.
The angry intervention came in a speech to the European Parliament, as Mr Johnson struggles to force his deal through in Westminster.
Mr Farage said he hoped after three 'agonising' years of negotiations it would be his last speech to MEPs, but he feared that would not be the case.
He said Mr Johnson had signed up to a deal that 'reduces the UK to the status of a colony of the EU'.
Speaking in the European Parliament today, Nigel Farage accused the PM of trying to 'bounce' the country into backing his agreement to save the Tories from disaster
Mr Farage enjoyed a joke with EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at the session despite their differences over Brexit
'He is doing it because he does not want an election... he wants to bounce us into this new treaty before we wake up,' Mr Farage said.
Mr Farage said it was the 'same story every time' with Conservative leaders putting party interests above those of the country.
He said a delay would allow a 'Leave Alliance' to fight an election.
'The only way we can leave this place is with a clean break Brexit,' he said.
Before the speech by Mr Farage, Donald Tusk delivered another strong hint that the EU will agree a Brexit delay - saying the bloc will not be responsible for No Deal.
The European council president said he was consulting leaders after Boris Johnson grudgingly obeyed an order from MPs and sent a letter asking for an extension to January 31.
He insisted the situation was 'complex' and depended on events in Westminster, where Mr Johnson is struggling to force the package through Parliament.
But Mr Tusk added: 'As I said to Prime Minister Johnson on Saturday, a no-deal Brexit will never be our decision.'
The signal came as commission president Jean-Claude Juncker delivered an extraordinary rant at the UK for dominating his tenure.
Boris Johnson has published his 110-page Brexit Withdrawal Bill just hours before MPs will debate it amid Commons anger that it is being rushed through (pictured: Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at The Houses of Parliament on Friday)