Farage to stand in European Parliament elections next month

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Nigel Farage has announced that he will stand in the European Parliament elections next month for his new Brexit Party.

The former Ukip leader said he would not, after 25 years of "endeavour", watch British politicians "roll us over" – as he warned of a "fightback".

Mr Farage's comments came after Theresa May said the Government would begin "responsible preparations" for the UK to take part in the European Parliament elections on May 23 if her Withdrawal Agreement has not been ratified by then.

He 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."

Mr Farage also accused the Prime Minister and parliamentarians of trying to "kill Brexit stone dead".

"They have done it by endlessly kicking the can down the road but what they haven't noticed is the growing anger in this country...

"I think Brexit will happen, I think the genie's out the bottle, I just fear there are more battles to fight until we get there."

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HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nigel Farage reacts as he arrives at the end of the first leg of the March to Leave campaign on March 16, 2019 in Hartlepool, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
Nigel Farage (centre) at Easington Colliery during The March to Leave protest which set off from Sunderland on Saturday morning, and will make its way to London over a 14-day period, arriving in the capital on March 29, where a mass rally will take place on Parliament Square.
Nigel Farage (centre right) at Easington Colliery during The March to Leave protest which set off from Sunderland on Saturday morning, and will make its way to London over a 14-day period, arriving in the capital on March 29, where a mass rally will take place on Parliament Square.
Nigel Farage (left) at Easington Colliery during The March to Leave protest which set off from Sunderland on Saturday morning, and will make its way to London over a 14-day period, arriving in the capital on March 29, where a mass rally will take place on Parliament Square.
Nigel Farage at Easington Colliery during The March to Leave protest which set off from Sunderland on Saturday morning, and will make its way to London over a 14-day period, arriving in the capital on March 29, where a mass rally will take place on Parliament Square.
HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nigel Farage enjoys a pint with fellow walkers as they arrive at the end of the first leg of the March to Leave campaign on March 16, 2019 in Hartlepool, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nigel Farage enjoys a pint with fellow walkers as they arrive at the end of the first leg of the March to Leave campaign on March 16, 2019 in Hartlepool, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nigel Farage enjoys a pint with fellow walkers as they arrive at the end of the first leg of the March to Leave campaign on March 16, 2019 in Hartlepool, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nigel Farage reacts as he arrives at the end of the first leg of the March to Leave campaign on March 16, 2019 in Hartlepool, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nigel Farage reacts as he arrives at the end of the first leg of the March to Leave campaign on March 16, 2019 in Hartlepool, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nigel Farage reacts as he arrives at the end of the first leg of the March to Leave campaign on March 16, 2019 in Hartlepool, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
SEAHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage pays his respects to the Tommy statue at Seham as he takes part in the 'March to Leave' walk from the Port of Sunderland on March 16, 2019 in Seaham, England. The 'March to Leave' walk will make its way to London in 14 stages arriving on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union.(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
SEAHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage takes part in the 'March to Leave' walk from the Port of Sunderland on March 16, 2019 in Seaham, England. The 'March to Leave' walk will make its way to London in 14 stages arriving on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union.(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
SEAHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage takes part in the 'March to Leave' walk from the Port of Sunderland on March 16, 2019 in Seaham, England. The 'March to Leave' walk will make its way to London in 14 stages arriving on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union.(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
SEAHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage takes part in the 'March to Leave' walk from the Port of Sunderland on March 16, 2019 in Seaham, England. The 'March to Leave' walk will make its way to London in 14 stages arriving on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union.(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
SEAHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage addresses marchers from the top deck of an open top pro-Brexit bus during the 'March to Leave' walk from the Port of Sunderland on March 16, 2019 in Seaham, England. The 'March to Leave' walk will make its way to London in 14 stages arriving on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
EASINGTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Leave means Leave supporters march during the first leg of the March to Leave campaign on March 16, 2019 in Easington, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
EASINGTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nigel Farage leads Leave means Leave supporters walk during the first leg of the March to Leave campaign on March 16, 2019 in Easington, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
EASINGTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Marchers continue their walk during the first leg of the March to Leave campaign on March 16, 2019 in Easington, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
EASINGTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Marchers continue their walk during the first leg of the March to Leave campaign on March 16, 2019 in Easington, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
EASINGTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nigel Farage continues his walk during the first leg of the March to Leave campaign on March 16, 2019 in Easington, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
EASINGTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nigel Farage leads Leave means Leave supporters walk during the first leg of the March to Leave campaign on March 16, 2019 in Easington, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
EASINGTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Marchers on the first leg of the March to Leave campaign walk past a sign placed along the route by members of the People's Vote group on March 16, 2019 in Easington, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a journey over 14 stages with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Andrea Jenkyns MP takes a picture as she stands with Kate Hoey MP on the Leave Means Leave bus as marchers halt at the half way point on the first stage of the March to Leave demonstration on March 16, 2019 in Sunderland, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a 14 stage journey with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A man pulls a Save Our Sovereignty cart during the first leg of the March to Leave demonstration on March 16, 2019 in Sunderland, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a 14 stage journey with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Marchers take part in the first leg of the March to Leave demonstration on March 16, 2019 in Sunderland, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a 14 stage journey with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Marchers take part in the first leg of the March to Leave demonstration on March 16, 2019 in Sunderland, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a 14 stage journey with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
SEAHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage (C) takes part in the 'March to Leave' walk from the Port of Sunderland on March 16, 2019 in Seaham, England. The 'March to Leave' walk will make its way to London in 14 stages arriving on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A marcher sets off at the start of the first leg of the March to Leave demonstration on March 16, 2019 in Sunderland, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a 14 stage journey with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Anti Brexit stickers are seen on the sign of a minibus during the first leg of the March to Leave demonstration on March 16, 2019 in Sunderland, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a 14 stage journey with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Kate Hoey MP (R) and Andrea Jenkyns MP join the March to Leave demonstration on March 16, 2019 in Sunderland, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a 14 stage journey with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nigel Farage MEP leads off on the first leg of the March to Leave demonstration on March 16, 2019 in Sunderland, England. The first leg between Sunderland and Hartlepool marks the start of a 14 stage journey with those marching expecting to arrive in London on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. The march is organised by the Leave means Leave protest group and gives supporters an opportunity to demonstrate their discontent with the way they see Brexit has been handled. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A Vote Leave supporter holds up a blue UK passport in Grangetown, near Sunderland, at the beginning of the 'March to Leave' walk from the Port of Sunderland on March 16, 2019 in Sunderland, England. The 'March to Leave' walk will make its way to London in 14 stages arriving on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Pro-EU supporters gather in Grangetown, near Sunderland, at the beginning of a 'March to Leave' walk from the Port of Sunderland on March 16, 2019 in Sunderland, England. The 'March to Leave' walk will make its way to London in 14 stages arriving on March 29, the original date for the UK to leave the European Union. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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The prominent Brexiteer led Ukip to a win in the popular vote at the 2014 European elections – but has failed to win a Westminster seat in seven attempts.

He quit Ukip in December, saying there is a "huge space for a Brexit party in British politics, but it won't be filled by Ukip".

The Brexit Party was founded in January by Catherine Blaiklock, reportedly with Mr Farage's full support.

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