Brexit: Nigel Farage claims that '20 million people in spirit' have joined his Leave Means Leave march

Brexit: Nigel Farage claims that '20 million people in spirit' have joined his Leave Means Leave march

If you thought Brexit is being badly handled then spare a thought (or not) for the people who conceived and organised the Leave Means Leave march.

The literal walk across the country against the delay of Brexit took off from Sunderland last Saturday with a small group of people making their way to London.

Nigel Farage, who had promoted the march and was presumably the face of it, failed to complete even a single day of the trek and has since been appearing on TV moaning incessantly about Brexit.

Given the small number of participants taking part in the walk, Farage has been taking some flak for what must be a pretty embarrassing moment for the former UKIP leader.

Attempting to make the whole situation look a little bit better Farage appeared on the BBC Radio 4 Todayand came up with a very fanciful way to make the march look more appealing.

The Brexit Party MEP was asked by presenter Mishal Husain how many people he believed would be at the march when it came to a conclusion next weekend.

I don't know. In spirit, I should think about 20 million right now. Something like that. 

It doesn't really matter does it. Its the symbolism of it that matters. 

Quite where he came up with that figure is a little beyond us but he did claim that 'more and more people are supporting Brexit every day' which is funny as there is currently a petition that has more than 2.5 million signatures on it calling for the UK to remain in the EU.

This also isn't too long after Farage had bragged about the People's Vote campaign reportedly sharing false figures on the number of people that took part in a second referendum rally in October.

Needless to say, Farage's bold claim on BBC radio made for a great source of ridicule and mockery.

If things couldn't get any worse for the arch-Brexiteer, Lib Dem MEP Catherine Bearder tweeted a picture of Farage in the Sky News studio on Friday morning, whilst '20 million' of his brave cohorts are valiantly marching for Brexit.

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