Nigel Farage expects that the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson can only lead Britain to the Brexit with early elections. He says that in an interview in Washington.
“His own party is deeply divided and a majority of the Lower House is still in favor of membership of the European Union,” said Farage, who is the main advocate of Brexit with his Brexit Party.
“Ultimately it comes down to courage,” said Farage. “Johnson must have the courage to jeopardize the premiership that he has fought for for so long. If he wins a majority by calling out new elections, I think he can deliver on his promise. Without new elections it will be become particularly difficult. ”
Farage estimates the chance of early elections to be more than 50 percent. They must then be held in October.
Johnson today takes over the premiership from Theresa May for the remainder of her term, which runs until 2022. He won the leadership election in the Conservative Party yesterday with a large majority of Jeremy Hunt.
With Johnson at the helm, the EU and Great Britain are once again waiting a few turbulent months when it comes to Brexit. In his campaign to become a Conservative leader, Johnson emphasized his willingness to take a hard Brexit course.
As far as he is concerned, a new deal is coming with Brussels. Otherwise, he wants to leave the EU on 31 October, or the day on which Brexit was determined after the postponement in April, if necessary without further arrangements; a so-called no-deal brexit. The EU has always said that the agreements made with May cannot be renegotiated.