The former Ukip leader urged MPs not to “underestimate” British people as he warned of “anger” across the country if the Brexit vote is not delivered. Mr Farage said: “No deal is a more realistic possibility than it has been at any stage. I have got no trouble with that – no problem with that. But I just worry that at the end Parliament hasn’t got the imagination to allow it to happen.”
I just worry that at the end Parliament hasn’t got the imagination to allow it
Speaking from the sidelines of a Leave Means Leave rally in December, Mr Farage also hit out at MPs wanting to scupper Brexit.
The prominent Brexiteer said: “I don’t think Westminster even begins to understand the slow-burn pent-up anger that is out there in the country.
“They are being called extremists by the Chancellor. They are being called idiots.
“Don’t underestimate Middle England and how angry it will be if this is not delivered.”
Brexit news: Nigel Farage said he “worries” MPs will block chances of no deal (Image: Daily Express•GETTY)
The comments come as a new poll showed more than half of grassroots Tory members – 57 percent – would rather a no-deal Brexit than going forward with the negotiated Withdrawal Agreement.
But Europhile Tories and Labour backbenchers have united in proposing an amendment to Treasury legislation that could freeze spending on vital contingency measures needed to prepare the country for a no deal Brexit.
The plot, led by former Labour minister Yvette Cooper, was designed to create financial gridlock in Whitehall in the hope of preventing a no-deal outcome from the exit negotiations.
Ms Cooper’s amendment to the Government’s Finance Bill, due to be debated in the Commons on Tuesday, has been backed by a string of pro-Brussels former Tory ministers including Nicky Morgan, Oliver Letwin and Nick Boles.
The amendment would prevent the Government from implementing no-deal provisions of the Finance Bill without parliamentary approval.
Ms Cooper said: “The risks to our economy and security from ‘no deal’ are far too high and it would be irresponsible to allow it to happen.
“I do not believe Parliament would support “no deal” and Ministers should rule it out now.
“Time is running out and this is too serious for brinkmanship. Parliament needs to make sure there are opportunities to stop the country reaching the cliff edge by accident. This amendment helps to do just that.”