Britain's former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has claimed victory for the ‘leave’ side after making his first successful foray into British politics since the Brexit referendum two years ago.
The politician tweeted a picture of himself and former Brexit Secretary David Davis standing on a Westminster stage clutching a government order of support, declaring: ‘We did it!’
A spokesman for Mr Farage had said earlier that the Europhile was to provide the support at a Brexit rally at the Houses of Parliament, which had been organised with Ukip’s membership in mind.
The use of the photograph is seen as a nod to the media outlets sympathetic to Mr Farage that are banned from broadcasting at the rally.
A spokesman for Mr Farage had said earlier that the Europhile was to provide the support at a Brexit rally at the Houses of Parliament, which had been organised with Ukip’s membership in mind. A picture of Mr Farage (above) and former Brexit Secretary David Davis (below) standing on a Westminster stage, which he tweeted on Sunday, is taken from that rally, which begins at 5pm
Pictured is a view of parts of central London during foggy weather in central London last week
At the rally, Mr Farage is expected to once again attack the government for ‘exaggerating’ the economic risks to Britain of Brexit.
He said: ‘When I entered the race to be Ukip leader, I promised that, had we won, we would now take over government and run it in a way that best protects the interests of the British people and gives them the guarantee that Brexit will be delivered as planned.
‘Now we’ve won, I am proud to say we will now do exactly that. The European Union will be denied the very special privileges they want for us, and the government has already committed to deliver as promised.
‘Then, after Brexit is a reality, the Conservative Party is sure to turn to us and ask us to take on the role as their largest ally and strongest advocate on the world stage.’
Mr Farage is now the chairman of The Britain Stronger in Europe party.