NIGEL Farage opened up his Brexit Party’s PayPal account last night — to reveal 60,000 paid-up supporters in just nine days since its launch.
Fed-up voters have stumped up £1.5million, joining at the rate of one every 30 seconds and boosting coffers by £50 a minute.
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has signed up 60,000 supporters in nine days since its launch[/caption]
Supporters have been joining Farage’s Brexit Party at the rate of one every 30 seconds and cheered the former Ukip leader on at the Nottingham rally[/caption]
Last night the former Ukip leader boasted he will soon have more backers than the “dying” Tory party and be set to change the face of British politics.
He said: “I’m getting a good vibe just by looking at the sheer numbers who are joining us. I’ve been reading their letters and emails. They feel let down
“We’re going to field 70 candidates in the Euro elections but it won’t stop there. This is now a long-term commitment we’re taking on and we’re going for it.”
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Unlike the main political parties, nearly every penny of funding comes small donors. He logged on to the PayPal account to let us see the range of people paying £25 to become registered supporters — with 15,811 joining on launch day alone.
Mr Farage reckons that by polling day on May 23 the party will have overtaken the Tories’ 120,000 members. He said: “Our critics can’t believe this is happening.
“There are no concessions for young or old. No £3 membership fee like Labour. It’s a flat rate — and people are still joining. It shows the huge appetite there is.”
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The party is run by a handful of officials so most of the money will be spent directly on campaigning.
Mr Farage, this week unveiling candidates joining Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister Annuziata, said: “We’ll have some very good people standing who’ve done things in the real world — decision makers and deal makers, not career politicians.
“There will be people from Left of centre as well. The political divide is no longer Left or Right, it’s Leave or Remain. The two-party system is broken and Parliament doesn’t represent us.”
Nigel Farage waved placards at the Nottingham rally with party chairmen Richard Tice and Annunziata Rees-Mogg[/caption]
Brexit Party voters have stumped up £1.5million with nearly every penny of funding coming from small donors[/caption]
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