The Brexiteer spoke out amid fears Rishi Sunak is eyeing up a closer relationship with the EU.
Nigel Farage is eyeing up a sensational return to frontline politics after No10 was forced to deny plotting to sign up for a Swiss-style relationship with the EU.
The ex-MEP and pioneer of Brexit said the “betrayal will never be forgiven” if the Government seeks to make the UK closer aligned to the EU.
In a stern warning to the Prime Minister if he went ahead with reopening the terms of the Brexit agreement, Mr Farage said on social media: “The Tories must be crushed.”
And last night he hinted he was actively considering making a return to defend the UK’s independence from the bloc.
“If they really do betray Brexit, I would have to do something,” he said.
Speaking to The Sun he added: “This is rather like the Chequers moment – the Tory party collapsed to eight percent in the elections after that and it looks like they are heading that way again.”
Downing Street has categorically denied claims from over the weekend that the Government could pursue a new, closer, relationship with the EU.
A Swiss-styled deal would mean the UK paying into the Brussels budget, accepting judgements from EU courts, and more closely aligned rules.
Mr Farage wreaked havoc for the Conservatives in 2019 when he set up the Brexit Party in protest at withdrawal negotiations with the bloc.
The start-up party trounced Theresa May’s candidates in the European elections to be the largest UK voice in the Brussels-based parliament and threatened to stand against Boris Johnson’s candidates in the December general election.
A poll published just last week indicated there was still considerable support for Mr Farage, with more than a quarter of British voters willing to consider voting for a party that he led.
Last night senior Conservatives warned the Express that the Tories risked electoral defeat if they pursued a new Brexit deal.
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