BBC BREAKFAST host Dan walker welcomed Brexit Party MEP Nigel Farage to the show this morning via a live video link to discuss the impending General election. But things turned a little nasty during the final moments of the interview when Dan suggested Nigel wasn’t working with certain MPs because of their “personalities”.
BBC Breakfast enjoyed another politically-charged morning today, as host Dan Walker welcomed not only James Cleverly MP, but Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage. Farage was eager to make his points clear about potentially working with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in order to win the General Election.
However Walker was keen to suggest Farage was picking and choosing who he wanted to work with based on personalities.
Towards the end of the interview Walker inquired: “Is it not true that because you don’t get on with certain Tories and those around Boris Johnson – are you allowing personality to get in the way of politics?”
Walker had barely finished his sentence before Farage chimed in to dispute this claim.
Furious, Farage spat: “That is utter, utter rubbish!
“Personalities here are irrelevant. This is about policy.
“I want to leave the EU and its institutions, that is what 17.4 million people voted for!”
He then began explaining how Johnson’s deal is perhaps not exactly what it seems, and is not a hard deal Brexit.
Farage continued: “Boris Johnson right now is telling people his deal is a new international deal gets Brexit done – that does no such thing.
“It locks us into the EU, it costs us a fortune, we don’t get back our rights, we’ll have the EU courts ruling us for years to come. Now is the chance!”
Farage then began addressing the Prime Minister directly, almost pleading him for his support.
Looking straight through the camera Farage announced: “Mr. Johnson, if you press that reset button I will support you fully and you will win the election.”
Walker simply couldn’t say anything through the tirade, and went on to conclude the interview without further comment.
Earlier in the interview Farage claimed he has been telling Johnson he would help him win the election.
He announced: “I’m the one who made the offer. I’ve been saying it to Boris Johnson: Let’s fight the election together, if we did that we’d win.
“But here’s the problem: Boris won’t do the deal with us. He is stuck with his new EU treaty.
“Just last night Mr. Barnier – in charge of the EU negotiation – he said there’s no chance of us getting out by 2020!”
Yesterday’s edition of the show saw Walker lose his cool with Keir Starmer MP over the Brexit deal.
On whether Starmer would vote for or against the proposed Brexit deal, Walker passionately asked: “Here’s the nub: You’re talking about this deal that you want to negotiate
“But that is a deal that you as a remainer would vote against!”