As his supporters plot to put him in Downing Street after the next election, he was leading a rally in the city ahead of Thursday’s crucial vote. According to friends of Mr Farage, a victory for the Brexit Party in the East Anglian city will cause political tremors around the world, similar to Trump’s shock presidential victory. The Brexit Party leader also said he is ready to meet Donald Trump if the US President still wants to see him on his state visit. He said: “The President has asked to see me, Downing Street don’t want me to meet him but if he asks of course I will go.”
While President Trump is close friends with Mr Farage, he leant political support to Boris Johnson yesterday in his bid to become prime minister.
Defying diplomatic norms Mr Trump said: “I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent.
“I like him. I have always liked him. I don’t know that he is going to be chosen, but I think he is a good guy, a very talented person.
“He has been very positive about me and our country.”
Meanwhile, fuelled by his party’s victory in the EU election, making it the biggest single party in the European Parliament, Mr Farage said it was the first step in a revolution sweeping the country.
He said: “The European elections last week were just the beginning for this party. If Brexit is not delivered on October 31, then a political revolution is coming. The Brexit Party will smash the two-party system.”
Earlier this week, Mr Farage met his friend and political ally Steve Bannon, the controversial mastermind behind Donald Trump’s presidential victory.
Mr Bannon insisted that he is not advising Mr Farage, but described the Brexit Party leader as “a friend and colleague”. He said: “I don’t think Nigel gets the credit he deserves.
“Of all the great politicians on the Left and the Right in Great Britain, no other politician has won two national campaigns in different parties in five years.” Mr Bannon said that “political information” travels across markets like economic capital.
He told how a Brexit Party victory in Peterborough would have huge implications for the rest of the world, with people like Matteo Salvini, the leader of Lega in Italy, drawing strength from it.
Mr Bannon said: “I think that is going to be the second tremor in the recent earthquake. What happens in Peterborough is going to resonate around the world.
“I don’t think people here really appreciate the cultural impact they have globally, and the economic impact you have globally, particularly in London.
“What happens in little Peterborough in June 2019 is going to resonate everywhere.” Thursday’s by-election is likely to come down to a straight fight between the Brexit Party and Labour.
But last night, Labour candidate Lisa Forbes was embroiled in an anti-Semitism row after she liked a social media post accusing Theresa May of having a “Zionist Slave Masters agenda”.
On another post which claimed Isis was created “by the CIA and Mosad”, Ms Forbes wrote: “I have enjoyed reading this thread so much.”
She later issued an apology, saying: “I liked a video of school children praying in solidarity with the Christchurch attacks, not the views expressed in the accompanying text.
“I am sorry. Anti-Semitism is abhorrent and has no place in our society. Standing up against hatred toward one group of people must never be allowed to become hatred of another.”
It is the latest in a stream of anti-Semitic incidents linked to Labour. This week, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a formal investigation into the party.
Meanwhile, with Brexit Party supporters descending on the cathedral city, Peterborough candidate Mike Greene told the Sunday Express that a vote for him would be a vote for “a different world”.
The entrepreneur described Mr Farage as “a giant of change – a giant of how to be eloquent, elegant and take it to them”.
He also warned that voters had been “energised” by the failure to deliver Brexit on March 29 and said that if the UK remains in the EU it “will bring a whole new world of anger”. Mr Greene, who has appeared on Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire, insisted he is not scared by the prospect of being a lone Brexit Party MP.
He said: “I’ve advised the main boards of Coca-Cola, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Esso, Shell, BP, Booker… over 100 leading global companies. So, actually, no-one in Westminster is going to be a problem to me.
“I never wanted a career in politics, but I think I need a career in politics to get Peterborough what it deserves.”