Nigel Farage says he’s going to stand in the EU elections and everyone is making the same point

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Nigel Farage said he intends to represent his new party in the European Parliament elections next month following Theresa May’s decision to make another request to extend Article 50.

Farage told Sky News: "I'll be leading the Brexit Party into those European elections as it now looks certain they will happen.

Am I happy about it? No I'm not - actually I've got many other things in my life I'd like to do, I thought we'd won the Brexit battle but I'm not going to after 25 years of endeavour watch British politicians roll us over. 

This is the fightback and they're going to be very surprised by what they get. 

It's a disgrace if talks continue on this basis.

Given his ardent Brexit campaigning, people are pointing out the irony of standing in the EU elections…when he voted to leave the EU. Passionately.

The newly formed Brexit Party will be competing with Tories and Labour party members for almost all of the 73 seats.

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