Footage uncovered exclusively by The Red Roar shows Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage promising a post-Brexit bonfire of workers’ rights and environmental standards that he says is inspired by Margaret Thatcher.
In an interview with US news channel Fox Business last December Farage says, “there’s a word that I used to hear back in the 80s when characters like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were on the world stage, that word was competitive.”
He then claims that “by being outside the European Union, by being outside very backward laws, whether it’s on the environment, whether it’s on employment, we could become competitive. We could undercut Europe, we could become cheaper.”
Since founding the Brexit Party Nigel Farage has refused to set out his post-Brexit agenda in a manifesto, saying “I will never ever use the word manifesto again, manifesto to me has a word association with lie.”
Farage has previously said it is a “big problem” that “employees’ rights and protections” apply to small firms. He recently criticised Prince Charles for his environmental activism and has described himself as “agnostic on climate change”.