Ukip leader Paul Nuttall is bidding to be elected as an MP at the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election
Mr Nuttall, who is bidding to be elected to the House of Commons at the Stoke-on-Trent Central contest on February 23, urged voters to “send a powerful signal” to pro-Remain MPs.
Speaking in the constituency this morning, Mr Nuttall said: “Ukip winning in Stoke Central will be game, set and match for Brexit.
"Every voter in the constituency has the opportunity to send a powerful signal to Remain MPs sitting in Leave constituencies that they'd better not attempt to frustrate the will of the people."
Mr Nuttall’s message was backed up by the party’s Brexit spokesman Gerard Batten, who laid out Ukip’s demand for the Prime Minister to avoid the Article 50 route for leaving the EU.
Mr Nuttall’s fellow MEP warned Stoke voters opting for any other candidate on February 23 would be a step to “annul” the Brexit decision last summer.
Nearly 70 per cent of Stoke voters supported Leave at the EU referendum on June 23, with backing for Brexit higher than 80 per cent in some parts of the Staffordshire city.
Also speaking in Stoke, Mr Batten claimed Ukip’s leader needed to be elected to Parliament so Mr Nuttall “can actually fight on the floor of the House of Commons for our genuine exit as speedily, quickly and completely as possible”.
He said: “All the other candidates in this election are Remainers, if the people of Stoke vote for a Labour MP in this election, they will get exactly what they had before. Nothing will change.
”If they vote Labour they are voting, in effect, to annul the decision they made on June 23.”
Ukip winning in Stoke Central will be game, set and match for Brexit.
Mr Batten claimed the British public “cannot trust” Theresa May on Brexit, adding: “Mrs May was a Remainer. Had Remain won in the referendum she would be telling us it was the best thing for us and everything is going to be wonderful in the EU.”
The founding Ukip member claimed the Prime Minister had allowed Remain supporters to “regroup and counterattack” by not triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal mechanism for quitting, immediately after replacing David Cameron.
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Mr Batten outlined how, if the two-year Article 50 process is followed, Britain will have been subject to nearly three years worth of new EU legislation and unrestricted immigration between the Brexit vote and the time exit is set for completion.
He also warned Brexit could be delayed “indefinitely” through Article 50, as he called for Mrs May to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act as the “first step” in taking charge of negotiations with the EU.
Mr Batten said: “We have to seize the initiative, our Government has to put itself in control of the process and not the EU.
“By repealing the Act we take the commanding position and we say how we're going to leave.
“Mrs May is going to the EU as a supplicant asking 'how may we leave please?'
“What she should be doing is going there and saying this is how we're going to leave and this is what we're going to do.”
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Continued cooperation with the EU to tackle terrorism and international crime.
The Government has promised to follow the Article 50 process with the hope of agreeing a free trade deal with the EU outside of the bloc.
But Mr Batten suggested negotiations were likely to fail because “have no incentive whatsoever” to reach an agreement with the UK.
A Brexit deal is also subject to approval by the European Council, European Parliament and House of Commons, meaning Britain would be better to walk away now with no deal rather than wait in the hope an exit agreement isn’t vetoed, Mr Batten added.
He said the “other great danger” of Article 50 talks is they can be “continued indefinitely with mutual agreement”.
Mr Batten asked: “Why wouldn't they [the EU] agree since they don't want us to leave? So we could see a position where after two years they say 'oh we need another year, we need another two years'.
“What the Remainers here and the Remainers in the EU hope is this can be delayed long enough in order to reverse the decision of the referendum.”