Nigel Farage, Leader of Britain's Brexit Party speaks on stage at the launch of their policies for the General Election campaign, in London, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Farage tells UK voters his party is not just about Brexit

November 22, 2019 - 7:03 am

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s stalled departure from the European Union is taking a temporary back seat in Britain’s election campaign, as parties try to woo voters with their domestic policies.

That includes the Brexit Party led by veteran euroskeptic Nigel Farage, which published its policy pledges Friday. It’s calling for a “political revolution,” with policies including a written constitution for the U.K., abolition of Parliament’s unelected House of Lords, more public referendums and a cut in immigration to below 50,000 people a year, less than a quarter the current rate.

The party, founded earlier this year, currently has no seats in Parliament. It is running in almost 300 seats, but it has withdrawn from 317 Conservative-dominated constituencies to avoid splitting the pro-Brexit vote.

Farage said that “without us there will be no genuine Brexit.”


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