UKIP leader Henry Bolton has said that United Kingdom needs to be prepared to distance themselves from negotiations with the EU “right now” in a broadside against the Government’s “negligence”.
Henry Bolton was elected to the position of party leader last month to steady the ship after the absence of Nigel Farage and Paul Nuttall.
Now the former British Army officer, speaking on The Brexit Podcast, said Theresa May must be ready to say the nation will not do a deal with Brussels as the bloc continues to stall negotiations Asked when the nation should be ready to say we will break away without a deal, he said: “Well, now.
“We need to be preparing right now for that option, we should’ve been starting to prepare for that the day after the referendum, but we didn’t.
We put nothing in place. What I believe is happening in Whitehall is that they’re hoping it’s going to be alright on the night. It’s a bit of a risk to take. It’s negligence. We need to be ready to pull out at any point.”
This comes as the party refocuses its ire on Theresa May, accusing her of not fully supporting the nation’s decision to leave. When asked what the point of Ukip is, he said the nation is “not moving towards Brexit at all” and claimed it was Ukip’s task to make a success of the split.