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Nigel Farage attacks ‘moron’ James Cleverly for taking credit for no Christmas boat crossings | Politics News

Nigel Farage has branded Home Secretary James Cleverly a “moron” for taking credit for no small boats crossing the UK channel over Christmas.

On Wednesday, Mr Cleverly posted on X there had been “no small boat arrivals over Christmas for the first time since they started in 2018″.

Today, Mr Farage said: “You may be called Cleverly but you are clearly a moron.

“I am close to Dover now, the wind has been gusting 50mph… That is why there are no migrant crossings.

“You charlatans and liars all deserve to lose your seats at the election.”

The attack comes ahead of the general election to be called in 2024, when Mr Farage’s former political home – the Reform Party – will aim to stand in all constituencies, including against the Tories.

The former UKIP MEP stood down from such a challenge in 2019, when he said his Brexit Party (the precursor to Reform) would not run in seats the Conservatives already held.

With Reform sitting at around 10% in the polls, activists and MPs on the right of the Conservative Party have been eyeing up Mr Farage as a potential saviour should Labour continue its roughly 20-point lead in the opinion polls.

Reform’s leader, Richard Tice, has hinted Mr Farage might make a political…

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This notice was published: 2023-12-28 17:13:00

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