Leavers should apologise for a campaign that misled the British people

Responding to Nigel Farage’s admission that the Leave campaign made “mildly irresponsible” claims during the EU referendum campaign, Tom Brake MP, Patron of Vote Leave Watch, said:

“Today, Nigel Farage finally pulled down the Leave campaign’s mask. The pledges they made were not ‘mildly irresponsible’ – they were deeply, shockingly dishonest.

“They should be ashamed at taking part in a campaign that so misled the British people. On £350 million for the NHS, the possibility of Turkey joining that EU, and immigration, their arguments were based on a pack of falsehoods from start to finish.

“Leavers in government, like Boris Johnson, now need to admit that Nigel Farage is right, and that they did make irresponsible and simply untrue claims throughout the referendum campaign.”



  1. According to The Independent, Nigel Farage today admitted that Leavers made “mildly irresponsible” promises, adding “there were lots of promises – lots of ideas get discussed at any election.” See here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-nigel-farage-latest-vote-leave-nhs-promises-350m-mildly-irresponsible-a7304081.html