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Farage delivers warning to Westminster as he votes in European election

Brexit Party leader says he wants to be shortest serving MEP in history.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage declared that he wanted to be the shortest serving MEP in history as he cast his ballot in the European Parliament election.

Mr Farage also delivered a warning to Westminster’s MPs about their prospects at the next General Election if they do not “listen to the people”.

Speaking to reporters outside a polling station near London Biggin Hill airport, Mr Farage said: “I hope to be the shortest lived MEP in history.

“If you want Brexit, you’ve got to vote Brexit.

“We did it once, they ignored us, so we’re going to tell them again.

They better listen to what people have to say today or they’ll all be unemployed

“This time they will realise it isn’t just the votes we get today, it’s what we might get at a General Election that would cost them all their jobs.

“So they better listen to what people have to say today or they’ll all be unemployed.”

When asked who he voted for inside the polling booth, Mr Farage appeared to mock suggestions that the arrow-shaped Brexit Party logo gave the party an unfair advantage on ballot papers.

He said: “Well, it was a very tough choice.

“I looked for the arrow that pointed to the ballot box, it made it easier.”

Mr Farage, who had a milkshake thrown at him in Newcastle on Monday, was asked if he wanted to throw a milkshake at European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

He replied: “Of course not. I just tease him.”

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