'I'm WORRIED!' – Farage FEARS May hasn't got the 'energy' to deliver Brexit promise
The former Ukip leader, during the first broadcast of his new nightly LBC radio phone-in show, launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister, claiming she doesn’t have the “energy, excitement or flair” to deliver Brexit.
He also admitted to being “frustrated” that virtually no progress had been made towards the exit since the historic vote to leave the bloc last summer.
Mr Farage had previously accused Mrs May of sending conflicting signals in a series of media appearance over the last few days.
She had signalled that Britain was likely to leave the EU’s single market during a television interview on Sunday only to seemingly make a U-turn from the position following a speech in London on Monday, the Brexiteer argued.
“I didn’t want a Remainer to become prime minister anyway,” blasted Mr Farage, “I did give her the benefit of the doubt but seven months is simply too long.
“Nothing has happened during that period of time, absolutely nothing, and I think The Economist magazine have got their front cover this week absolutely right, it is ‘Theresa Maybe’.
“I don’t want to know every detail of her negotiating position but I do want to know what the actual vision is.”
Mr Farage, who is a friend and close ally of President-elect Donald Trump, claimed that he was “worried” by Mrs May’s lack of contact with the American, pointing out that Brexit was about “liberating” Britain away from the grips of Europe, allowing it to do significant trade deals with the rest of the world.
“This country needs to go global starting with Trump’s administration that comes into office next week,” added the outspoken politician.
“We need to be building trade associations – links – right across the world. I honestly don’t see that this Prime Minister has got the energy, excitement or the flair to do it.
“I’m worried and I fear a very frustrating 2017.”
Throughout his hour-long show, the former Ukip leader spoke to callers from both sides of the Brexit divide, seeking their opinions of Mrs May’s performance.
His first caller, known only as Sarah from Clapham, was a fellow Brexiteer who felt comfortable with Theresa May’s handling of the issue.
She said: “I think she is doing a great job so far.
“Whatever she said, she can’t please everyone. Really, her energy is best used trying to get the best deal for the country.”
But another caller, who introduced herself as Pip, said she was “increasingly dismayed” by the Prime Minister.
“Frankly, if it was me I would trigger Article 50 on Monday morning,” blasted the caller.
“I think she is a chronic procrastinator. he has made a career of just sliding through.”