Nigel Farage said Britain should work to forget ties with Marine Le Pen
The former Ukip leader said while the “political revolution” in America was complete, in the United Kingdom more was to come.
He also predicted several shocks in Europe over the coming year, with key elections expected in the Netherlands and France.
He said it was “extraordinary” the British embassy in Paris wasn’t trying to forge connections with the right wing leader ahead of May’s election.
Writing for Westmonster.com, he said: “2016 was a year of huge surprises for the establishment. A series of events that none of the so-called experts saw coming led us to the triple whammy of Brexit, the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States and a huge rebellion in Italy which resulted in the subsequent resignation of the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
“Only a fool would say that in 2017 similar shocks cannot occur as Geert Wilders’ party consistently leads in the polls with a spring General Election fast approaching and Marine Le Pen’s campaign in France is also gaining momentum.
Mr Farage said more shocks like Donald Trump's election were coming
“It is therefore extraordinary that the British Embassy in Paris is not reaching out to all of the main contenders to be France’s next President, who will be elected in May.”
He blasted Theresa May and the government for their reaction to Brexit and the US election result, which he has described as “flat footed”.
Mr Farage said: “As with our historic Brexit result on June 23rd, no plans were made to prepare for what comes next if ordinary people voted for a result that was not expected or desired by the establishment.
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Nigel Farage is a British politician who has been the leader of the UK Independence Party since October 2016.
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British politician Nigel Farage arrives at Trump Tower on December 15, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.
“It was an extraordinary sight to see Conservatives (and indeed Eurosceptic ones at that) not just being abusive about a potential leader of the free world, but in some cases even calling for Hillary Clinton to win.”
He warned liberals to expected more change this year – especially in the UK.
Mr Farage said UK liberals were in for more shocks this year
Mr Farage said the political revolution in America "was complete"
Mr Farage said: “In America, the political revolution is complete – Trump won the election and is now appointing his team. And how fascinating and refreshing it is to see individuals taking big jobs who have never been involved in elected politics before.
“In the United Kingdom the situation is different. The world has changed but unfortunately the establishment has not yet woken up to this. They may come to regret it once more.”