‘We did it’: Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage posts triumphant tweet alongside video footage of moment Britain left the European Union
- Farage took to Twitter last night to voice his triumph over yesterday’s Brexit
- ‘The people have beaten the establishment. The winner tonight is democracy’
- Arguably made the biggest difference in UK politics since Margaret Thatcher
Proudly writing, ‘We did it’, Farage posted a picture of himself with his arms raised in the air toward a crowd of Brexiteers cheering and waving Union flags.
He then uploaded a jubilant video of the crowd at Parliament Square last night in the countdown to Britain leaving the EU alongside the caption: ‘What an amazing moment!’
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage took to Twitter to voice his triumph after Britain left the European Union last night
Finally, Mr Farage uploaded another video of a collation of clips from throughout British history.
The footage included speeches from Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, as well as England winning the World Cup in football.
He posted the emotional video alongside the comment: ‘This is history of the long battle for Brexit.’
Last night, in a rabble-rousing speech to his army of Leave supporters, he said: ‘This is something that I fought for – for 27 years and something that many thousands of you gave your time and money for.
‘We faced an established that didn’t even want to listen to us. An establishment that never wanted that referendum to take place.’
He added: ‘The people have beaten the establishment. The real winner tonight is democracy.
Last night, in a rabble-rousing speech to his army of Leave supporters, he said: ‘This is something that I fought for – for 27 years and something that many thousands of you gave your time and money for’
‘Let us celebrate tonight as we have never done before. This is the greatest moment in the modern history of our great nation.’
He became a Member of the European Parliament in 1999 and used his platform to pour scorn on the project and berate Brussels chiefs – memorably branding the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompey a ‘damp rag’.
He has arguably made the biggest difference to political life in Britain since Margaret Thatcher and had the Brexit party not taken part in last year’s election, Tory numbers suggest that Mr Johnson could have ended up with a majority greater than the 102 recorded by Margaret Thatcher in 1987.
Farage became a Member of the European Parliament in 1999 and used his platform to pour scorn on the project and berate Brussels chiefs
In 1988 Thatcher told the College of Europe in Bruges: ‘We have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain, only to see them re-imposed at a European level with a European super-state exercising a new dominance from Brussels.’
Mr Farage has championed the Eurosceptic movement since the 1990s, when he packed up his businesses career to campaign full-time.
As the charismatic leader of UKIP, he helped drag Eurosceptism from the fringes of British politics into the mainstream.