NIGEL FARAGE has revealed plans to abolish the House of Lords and push for new rules on referendums after the December 12 election.
Nigel Farage also hit out at Boris Johnson as he accused him of backtracking on trade deals as he mentioned an “oven-ready” deal in his latest debate with Jeremy Corbyn. The Brexit Party leader said this deal would mean regulatory alignment across all services and would mean the UK wouldn’t be able to make its own laws. TalkRADIO host Julia Hartley-Brewer asked: “You said you’re going to rebrand the Brexit Party as the reform party and to continue campaigning. What role do you think the reform party would have and what would you want to reform?”
Speaking to talkRADIO, Mr Farage said: “We want to get rid of the House of Lords, we want to get rid of the postal register which is open to fraud abuse.
“We want a more represented form of democracy.
“It makes people in the country feel that in some way they’re representing the House of Lords, we’re going to have to have a written constitution otherwise we have a Supreme Court making political decisions without any rulebook.
“I also want us to have a form of direct democracy where we can call national referendums on issues and results would have to be legally binding.
“All of these things would rejuvenate our democracy and make things fairer.
“This election isn’t about who you are going to vote for it’s about who you’re not going to vote for.”
Ms Hartley-Brewer continued: “In your own constituency you’ve stood down a Brexit Party candidate, are you going to be voting for the Conservative party candidate?”
The Brexit Party leader said: “I wanted to when Boris was talking about a Canada-Style trade deal.
“I thought that’s good, he’s in the right place.
“I listened into the debate last Friday and he’s now talking about an oven-ready deal.
“That is a new EU treaty that binds us to regulatory alignment meaning everything from financial services, we will not be making our own laws.
“So the answer is no, I will not vote for him.”
It comes as Boris Johnson and the Conservatives have stormed into a huge 14 point lead over nearest rivals Labour as Jeremy Corbyn’s party’s horror slump continues.
The country is heading back to the polls this week and recent polls have suggested Mr Johnson and his party will win.
But in the latest poll by Survation, the gap has widened even further. The poll was conducted for ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
It places the Conservatives with 45 percent of the vote – which is up two points.