Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Farage Insists He Can Shift Public Opinion before Vote

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Farage Insists He Can Shift Public Opinion before Vote

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NIGEL Farage has insisted he is one of six people who can shift public opinion during the EU referendum - as he defended appearing with George Galloway.

The Ukip leader said a "big team effort" will be required from Leave campaigners, with "controversial" Respect Party leader Mr Galloway capable of speaking to people who want to stay in the EU and large parts of Britain's Muslim community.

Mr Farage said he believes far-right groups including the English Defence League would not be allowed to join Grassroots Out although he initially appeared less certain about the British National Party, before adding: "I'm sure we would have said no."

He also spoke in support of Boris Johnson joining those seeking Brexit, joking he would love to see headlines of "BoGo" in Monday's newspapers.

Asked if he accepted he is a divisive or "Marmite" politician, Mr Farage told BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show: "That, of course, is the talk in Westminster and it's the talk amongst the Tories. …

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