The HQ of Nigel Farage’s new party is a B&B in Norwich
Having declared UKIP too extreme for him because of its anti-Muslim stance – yes, we had to read that twice, too – Nigel Farage has started a new party to fight for Brexit, which he believes is being undermined by …well, everyone except him. In a moment of pure Ronseal inspiration, he’s called it “The Brexit Party”.
As if giving the party the only name less imaginative than Party McPartyface weren’t bad enough, its registered address is The Annapurna Guesthouse in Norwich, property of The Brexit Party’s only director and former UKIP Economics spokesperson, Catherine Blaiklock. The Evolve Politics news outlet spotted this nugget and shared it on Twitter.
The registered office for Nigel Farage's new political party, The Brexit Party, is a bed and breakfast in Norwich. Seriously. pic.twitter.com/QOhXEBOI2A
— Evolve Politics (@evolvepolitics) February 11, 2019
Naturally, the pisstakes started rolling in.
— Martin Baker (@ytfcbadger) February 11, 2019
This story could run and run. pic.twitter.com/OsKRsrTmnL
— I had to yomp from Stroud Hill to Goose Green. (@Dar42) February 11, 2019
Is this it? pic.twitter.com/33r2ESp4ax
— Sean (@csi_bletchley) February 11, 2019
I'm guessing you can't get a continental breakfast there then
— Paul Moore (@PaulMooreBuxton) February 11, 2019
The guesthouse has picked up some pretty awful reviews on Tripadvisor:
These all served to make one Twitter user’s comment seem even more apt.
— fat lad (@steve_avison) February 11, 2019
Sadly, the 7-times failed parliamentary candidate didn’t announce the new party with an infomercial on a powerboat on the Norfolk Broads, but with this tweet.
The Electoral Commission have officially recognised The Brexit Party.
It will fight the European elections if Article 50 is extended.
I sincerely hope that this prospect is recognised by both the Conservative Party and the Labour Party as a threat.https://t.co/rtbMmtWqwH
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) February 8, 2019