Nigel Farage plans to 'hurt Labour' as he prepares for election battle

Nigel Farage, leader of The Brexit Party, told today’s Good Morning Britain that they are going to “hurt the Labour Party in the most extraordinary way”.

He said: “We are going to hurt the Labour Party in the most extraordinary way. We’ll do it in South Wales, we’ll do it in the midlands, we’ll do it in the north of England.

"Those Labour voters have been completely betrayed by the Labour Party. They are my number one target. I got those votes in 2015, I’ll do it again.”

The former UKIP leader also addressed backlash from Tory Eurosceptics who accused him of splitting the leave vote and risking handing a Jeremy Corbyn victory, as he prepares to unveil 600 would-be Brexit MPs.

Mr Farage said: “I led UKIP into the 2015 General Election. I had all the same stuff, all the same arguments. The Tory tribe screaming and shouting, ‘Don’t take our votes’.

“The UKIP vote took more votes from Labour than it did from the Conservatives, [David] Cameron wouldn’t have even got a majority without UKIP.”

“We now have a General Election and a chance to start again, what I’m saying is take the opportunity.”

Farage insisted: “I’m going to take Labour votes. I did it last time, why not again?”

Meanwhile, Farage has ruled out standing as an MP in the General Election so that he can campaign nationwide.

He said: “I did have a serious go in 2015. I finished up spending way too much of my time in that constituency and not out around the country. I’m not making that mistake again.

“If I can help get enough Brexit Party MPs into Parliament, I’ve done my job.”