The former Ukip leader has said he sees no alternative other than making a return to frontline politics after becoming increasingly frustrated at the direction negotiations have taken. The 54-year-old said he had not yet decided whether he would return to the Ukip fold, or launch a new party of his own. But he explained: “If I have to step back into the fray and do it all again I shall.
“But this time there would be no more Mr Nice Guy.
“I would knock their legs from underneath them.”
He said he had not yet decided whether he would return to the Ukip fold, or launch a new party of his own.
Mr Farage was speaking to The Sun on Sunday at the end of a week which has seen Mrs May unveil a draft withdrawal agreement, and the consequent resignation of two cabinet ministers including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab.
He said: “I’ve been campaigning to leave the EU for a quarter of a century. I believe in it with all my heart and soul and gave up the best part of my adult life for it.
“But I’ve been watching recent events with growing dismay and I’m not the only one.
“Little old ladies grab my arm in the supermarket and ask ‘What’s going on? Is it going to happen?’ Well I will do my utmost to make damned sure it Brexit does happen.”
The 54-year-old, who is still an member of the European Parliament, claimed a German MEP had told him after the publication of the 585-page document on Wednesday it was “Game, set and match to Monsieur Barnier”.
Mr Farage, who admitted his decision to take a backseat after the referendum had been a mistake, said: “If we do not get a proper Brexit in any way at all, I will be forced to do something again.
“There are people sitting in the House of Commons who would regret that very bitterly.
“If I were to enter the political fray it would be the Tories who get hurt in the short term. They would be mullered.
“It’s not a decision I would take lightly or with any glee.”
The long-term critic of the Prime Minister believes Mrs May, who back Remain in the 2016 referendum, should be replaced by a politician who backed Brexit in the first place.
He said: “If she stays, we don’t get Brexit.
“It may be I try to go back to Ukip, which has been through a rather bleak period, and pick up the pieces and if that proves impossible we’ll start something new.”
Urging politicians from all parties not to underestimate the seriousness of the situation, he warned: “It’s the only issue that can break the two-party system.
“It’s about our country. It’s about who we are.
“This is how these working communities feel.”