Speaking to BBC Dateline London, the European politics commentator argued he was not a “fan” of the former Ukip leader but recognised Nigel Farage has managed to completely turn Brexit on its head without ever even winning a seat as a British MP in the Commons. Mr Sacerdoti claimed Mr Farage could be considered “the most successful politician of his era” as he rallies with his newly-formed Brexit Party ahead of the European Parliament elections.
Mr Sacerdoti said: “Nigel Farage, who I’m not a particular fan of but I must say he’s possibly the most successful politician of his era.
“He’s a man who without ever having been elected in the House of Commons with only one MP in the House of Commons has managed to totally turn on its head this idea of the UK being subservient to Europe, being part of the European Union.
“He’s managed to bring about the referendum, he managed in large part to get people in the country to vote to leave the EU.
“And now he’s reappearing again because he feels the party that he used to represent is racist and bigoted and disorganised.
“Now, we have to see how much of that was the result of his leadership whether he encouraged it or tolerated it.
“So I’m not sure his party is going to be the saviour of broken politics in this country, but it certainly is an interesting feature to see him and then the fig leaf of a Rees-Mogg – who would have thought it – Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister, Annunziata, coming up as a respectable voice of Nigel Farage.”
Mr Farage launched his Brexit Party on Friday with the pledge of “revolutionising” British politics and give voice – once again – to the people of this country against the establishment elite in both Brussels and Westminster.
Writing in the Sunday Express, the British MEP said: “After 25 years of campaigning to get the UK out of the EU, I am the last person who wanted our country to be in this position.
“Frankly, I think it is an unforgivable state of affairs. But the refusal of the political class in Westminster to honour the referendum result of 2016 means that this unwanted election is upon us.
“We must make the best of it. Having said all of that, I wouldn’t want anybody to think I am despondent.
“Far from it. And none of the 17.4 million men and women who voted for Brexit should be either.
“Before us all is a brilliant opportunity to bring about a revolution in Britain’s political system.
“To that end, I want to emphasise with every fibre of my being how important it is that as many people as possible turn out next month and vote for The Brexit Party.”