On Sunday, Mr Farage confirmed he is preparing to relaunch the Brexit Party, as he is concerned Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party is losing control of the country and could go soft on Brexit. The party, which a year ago swept to victory in the European Parliament elections and sealed Theresa May’s fate as Prime Minister, is likely to be renamed the Reform Party amid growing demands for a centre right alternative to the Tories. The Sunday Express learnt that plans for a relaunch of the Brexit Party have been in the pipeline for months and donations are pouring in for it to relaunch as a political force.
Mr Farage told the Sunday Express: “[I am] watching and waiting.
“The lack of leadership from our government has been pitiful.
“Millions of Conservative voters want to see some moral courage not the current cowardice in the face of anarchic marxism.”
Mr Farage did not discuss in detail what his party will focus on, but in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Lord David Owen revealed one of the crusades the Brexit Party leader will lead.
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The former Foreign Secretary and SDP co-founder told Express.co.uk: “Mark my words – Nigel Farage has a proven record of getting shifts of opinion in this country.
“And now, he has singled out reforming the House of Lords.
“He is going to launch some new party.
“He has chosen proportional representation and House of Lords. He will lead with the House of Lords, though.
“It won’t be very hard to pull out.”
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage
The Brexit Party
When Mr Farage launched his general election campaign in November, he had announced that on top of Brexit, his party would also push for voting reform, the abolition of the House of Lords in favour of an elected second chamber, and the creation of a written constitution.
The Brexit Party, though, did not win any seats at the polls.
Since its creation, many Prime Ministers have attempted to reform the upper chamber and failed.
Boris Johnson is said to be looking at plans to turn it into an elected US-style senate.
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Lord David Owen
The House of Lords
However, nobody in Government seems to be concerned with changing the current voting system – First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) – which Mr Farage believes to be “totally bankrupt”.
In the past, the Brexit Party leader has made the case for proportional representation (PR), in which the number of parliamentary seats allocated to a political party reflects that party’s share of the popular vote.
In 2011, the UK voted overwhelmingly to reject changing the way MPs are elected in a referendum – dealing a bitter blow to former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who campaigned in favour of an Alternative Vote (AV) system.