Nigel Farage calls for June 23 to be declared a bank holiday...

Nigel Farage calls for June 23 to be declared a bank holiday in the UK

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Nigel Farage celebrates a victory for 'Brexit'.

Nigel Farage has called for the referendum day, June 23, to be declared a bank holiday, saying that it will “go down in our history as our independence day”.

The UKIP leader also called for a “Brexit prime minister” to replace David Cameron, suggesting that Boris Johnson, Michael Gove or Liam Fox would be potential candidates.

Hailing an escape from the EU which had been achieved “without a single bullet being fired”, he said he hoped the vote for Brexit would bring down the entire “failed project” that is the EU.

“Eurosceptic parties never talked about leaving the EU, now they are,” he said.

“An opinion poll in the Netherlands said that a majority there now want to leave, so we may well be close perhaps to ‘Nexit’.

“Similarly in Denmark a majority there are in favour of leaving so we could be quite close to Dexit. And I’m told the same may apply to Sweden and perhaps Austria and perhaps even Italy too.

“The EU is failing, the EU is dying, I hope that we’ve got the first brick out of the wall.”

Mr Farage said it was vital to move rapidly to the implementation of the EU vote.

“We need the negotiations to start as soon as humanly possible, we need to start thinking globally about our future,” he said.

He added: “Two things need to happen – one is a Brexit Prime Minister, and secondly we need a negotiating team who are going to go to Brussels to get us our new deal.

“But also, simultaneously, let’s start negotiating not just with Brussels but with the rest of the world because the real opportunity we have got from Brexit is that we have left a failing political union in Europe, we can now start to re-engage with the world.”

Mr Farage accused Mr Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne of behaving in an “appalling” way during the campaign and said they had left the Conservative Party “literally split down the middle”.

EU Referendum results map (center).
EU Referendum results map (center).

But he said that old Labour voters had won the election for Leave.

“The election was won in my view in the Midlands and the North and it was the old Labour vote that came to us and we, particularly as a party, campaigned as hard as we could in those areas,” he told reporters on College Green in Westminster.

Nigel Farage, UKIP leader.
Nigel Farage, UKIP leader.

“There is still a massive disconnect between Westminster, SW1 and real communities.”

Clearly elated at the vote, Mr Farage said June 23 should become a national holiday to mark Britain’s independence day.

He told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: “We recognise it, I hope we’re having it as a national holiday. There are 183 countries in the world who have independence day – what we have just done is we voted to become the 184th.

“We have broken free from a failing political union. We have managed, the little people, the ordinary people who have ignored all the threats that have come from big business and big politics and it has been a huge, amazing exercise in democracy.”

The UKIP leader earlier told a jubilant Leave.EU rally in central London: “This will be a victory for real people, a victory for ordinary people, a victory for decent people.

“We have fought against the multinationals, we have fought against the big merchant banks, we have fought against big politics, we have fought against lies, corruption and deceit.

“And today honesty, decency and belief in nation, I think now is going to win.

“And we will have done it without having to fight, without a single bullet being fired, we’d have done it by damned hard work on the ground.”

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Tracy
Jun 24, 2016 2:53 pm

I admire this man for his consistency and boldness. He has been on this for years and he got us the referendum. No matter what anyone says, Nigel you are worth it.

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Kev
Jun 24, 2016 3:09 pm

Farage is a hero and he was the major person that got blasted for fghting for Britain. He deserves some respect and not much can be said for Dave and his mates. Glad to see Cameron step down.

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Julie
Jun 24, 2016 3:10 pm

This is historical and Mr Angel Farage deserves a place in history of Britain

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Keira
Jun 24, 2016 3:22 pm

Farage has been called all sorts of names from racist to fruit cake but look at him today, he is a man full of dignity and really cares for the people of Britain. He cares not about all that called his country Little England but sill marched on to deliver a successful referendum for the ordinary people of the so called Little England.
All those people like Amber Rudd, Nicola Stu–witch and their project fear group have no over for our country and the just talked the country down at every opportunity. Disgusting bunch

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Micky
Jun 24, 2016 3:23 pm

Independence Day indeed! Go Nigel

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Alfie
Jun 24, 2016 3:28 pm

Farage has delivered and made history, he deserves some respect. He has kept it going for years through thick and thin. I agree with him, we should declare the 23rd as our Independence day

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Lisa
Jun 24, 2016 3:30 pm

History has just been made and Farage will always be respected as a true patriot

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Shelby
Jun 24, 2016 3:39 pm

We have to give credit to Boris for taking all the heat during the campaign and keeping calm all the way. I am routing for Boris and Andrea Leadsom

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