Prominent Brexiteer Mr Farage vowed to lead a fightback against the establishment, which he said has betrayed the trust of the British people. Mr Farage will launch his party’s campaign for the elections in Coventry today, after Theresa May agreed to a six-month delay to Brexit. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he described the extension as “nothing short of a national humiliation”.
He added that the UK is governed by a “ruling class” and that Brexit now represents a “battle between the people and the politicians”.
Mr Farage said: “We are a great nation and a great people. But we are being held back by weak leadership. The time to change this is now.
“We see the next few weeks as the beginning of a fightback against an establishment that has willully betrayed our trust.
“Indeed, the word ‘Brexit’ is no longer just about the European Union.
“It symbolises a wider battle people and the politicians.”
Many Tories fear their party will suffer at the polls if the UK takes part in the European elections on May 23.
Mr Farage said that more than 1,000 “high calibre” men and women had applied to be on the Brexit Party’s European candidates list.
He said: “This is the most ambitious project I have ever launched in my life,
“If, as I believe, the people want to change politics for good, I am going to give them an opportunity to make that happen.”
The former Ukip leader split from his party of 25 years after expressing his alarm at the new leadership’s friendliness to the far-right and focus on anti-Muslim policies.
Ukip leader Gerard Batten had appointed far-right activist and English Defence Leader founder Tommy Robinson as an adviser.
However, Mr Farage also hit out at mainstream politics, declaring that it should be “put out of its misery”.
He said: “Our two-party system is shattered. It must be put out of its misery.”
“The electorate has the power to effect his desperately needed change if it acts now.