Farage’s new party, Reform UK, has hit the ground running saying they will be making preparations to stand in Scotland’s Holyrood elections.
Nigel Farage said: “What we’ve seen in this pandemic I think is a total failure of leadership at almost every level.
“What about the millions of people out there running their own businesses? This second lockdown is the death knell economically for many of those people.”
The SNP leader has stated, if the SNP won a majority in the next election, it would green-light the push for a second referendum on Scottish independence. The next election is set to take place next May
On the launch of the new party Reforms UK, both Tice and Farage wrote a joint article in the Telegraph saying: “The single most pressing issue is the government’s woeful response to coronavirus.
“Ministers have lost touch with a nation divided between the terrified and the furious. The debate over how to respond to COVID is becoming even more toxic than that over Brexit.”
Tice said: “The need for major reform in the UK is clearer now than ever.
“A new approach is essential so that government works for the people, not for itself. The most urgent issue is a new coronavirus strategy so that we learn to live with it, not hide in fear of it.”
This new party is set to close the void that has opened up around the endless lockdowns and the active pursuit to cut down freedom of speech in the UK. With news of this party starting up mixed with Farage’s previous success in changing the agenda in the UK, this will be a worrying time for those in Westminster who haven’t been listening to their constituents and pushing their agenda over this pandemic.