NIGEL Farage could be set for a sensational return to politics after revealing plans to launch a new party so he can fight the 2019 European Parliament elections if Brexit is delayed.
The former Ukip leader - who only announced his decision to quit the party on Tuesday - said he was “thinking about vehicles” to contest the election on May 23 if the UK still finds itself in the European Union. Mr Farage wants to bring in “high profile figures” from across the political spectrum and business world as part of his revolutionary plan. According to the Sunday Telegraph, talks have been ongoing for a number of months about the formation of his new party, which have accelerated recently after the full legal detail of Theresa May’s Brexit deal emerged.
The UK is due to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, meaning it won’t take part in the May election unless Brexit is delayed.
But this remains a strong possibility, with Mrs May facing a huge uphill battle to get the Brexit deal she agreed with Brussels through Parliament on Tuesday.
Nigel Farage told the Sunday Telegraph: "I sense within me I have not fought my biggest battle yet - that is how it feels. Whether it is happenstance, serendipity, destiny.
"I am not going to lie down and watch it go down the plug hole. I couldn't do that, and I won't do that.
“If there are European Parliament elections, I am standing and I am thinking about vehicles do to that.
"I will be looking to get some high profile figures in from across the business and political spectrum.
“I am talking about something very different. I have sounded out a few people.
“I am working on the concepts right now. It won't be a one off shot, it will be the birth of something much more remarkable than Ukip was."
In 2014, Mr Farage led Ukip to victory in the European elections, with 24 MEPs and 27 percent of the national vote.