NIgel Farage says he'll leave the UK if Brexit is a disaster

 
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The UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June. (Source: Getty)

Nigel Farage doesn't think Brexit is going to go badly. But if it does the former Ukip leader says he will leave the UK.

Farage quit the leadership of the party in the aftermath of last summer's vote to leave the EU, and last night said that the UK had secured a "lifeboat off the Titanic".

Speaking on his LBC radio show last night, the Eurosceptic MEP said: "If Brexit is a disaster, I will go and live abroad. I will go and live somewhere else."

Farage added: "It isn't going to be a disaster. We've just managed to get ourselves a lifeboat off the Titanic."

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Stepping down last summer, Farage declared that he wanted to cease leading the party in order to get his life back.

Since then he has become an ally of US president Donald Trump, becoming the first non-American politician to meet the former real estate magnate following his shock election last year.

Farage's vow to quit the country comes as Prime Minister Theresa May moves to formally begin the process of Brexit, dispatching a letter to EU council president Donald Tusk.

May will make a statement in the House of Commons later today.

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