Brexit leader Nigel Farage has suggested that if the Conservative Party wants to have a chance at regaining credibility with the public, it needs to apologize for over a decade of failed governance that has led to a poorer public and lower quality of life.
Farage called on the governing Conservative Party of Rishi Sunak to come clean for their failure to put in place policies that could have lessened the current dire state of the British economy in the comments he made to the UK’s GB News Tuesday.
“After twelve years of Conservative rule, not only do we have inflation, although that’s arrived in other parts of the Western world too, but your standard of living on average wages is now worse than it ever was,” said Farage.
“Your quality of life is worse than it ever was. You can’t get a GP appointment. You can’t drive anywhere on a Friday and make an appointment on time. You can’t afford the holidays that you used to afford.”
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The former Brexit Party leader said if he was a conservative prime minister he would say he’s “sorry.”
Speaking as a hypothetical prime minister, Farage said, “We will acknowledge that ever since the year 2000 under Blair, and ever since we’ve allowed the rich to get richer, whilst you have suffered more and more and more, we are going to raise the level at which people start paying tax to a level that will give the lowest paid the equivalent to an inflation-busting rise.”
The former member of the European Parliament has been known to offer harsh criticisms of the UK’s Conservative Party in the past. Numerous videos of him speaking out against the party can be found online, including an interview with The Telegraph in which Farage said he “despise[s]” what the party has done.
Farage himself uploaded a video to YouTube called, “Why the Conservative Party needs to be replaced.”
Policy solutions proposed by Farage to save the wealth of the United Kingdom’s citizens amid its crumbling economy included a middle-ground approach of forgiving the lowest earners from paying taxes.
“And is that a cost to the country? Yes, it is. But given that when we took power — I’m being a Tory PM here — the national debt was 750 million and now it’s 2.4 trillion. It doesn’t really matter,” said Farage.
“Take the lowest paid out of tax and just tell people straight that 10 per cent pay rises for people already earning 40-50,000 a year can’t be afforded.”