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Nigel Farage can't just shout ‘Brexit betrayal’ and expect to be taken seriously

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This month’s European election is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing and important for years, especially as it wasn’t even supposed to happen in Britain.

A party that didn’t exist two months ago is leading most of the opinion polls.

Nigel Farage’s Brexit party – and it is very much his party – is storming ahead and making a lot of noise. He expects to be taken seriously and given his poll ratings, he should be.

But if he wants to be a serious politician, he needs to do more than shout ‘Brexit betrayal’ at rallies around the UK.

Farage needs to have something to say about our country. And, at the moment, I’m not hearing it.

When he appeared on The Andrew Marr Show on the BBC last Sunday (12 May), Marr tried to ask Farage where he stood on some of the most important issues facing us in Britain, such as climate change and the NHS.

His response? An explosion of rage about how the BBC wasn’t paying him enough attention.

Brexit aside, Farage has nothing positive to say about issues that the British people care most about: the NHS, the economy, crime and the environment (he once claimed climate change is a ‘scam’).

He wants........

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