The Brexit Party leader will battle with Change UK MP, Ms Soubry, as the new political movements look to overthrow the establishment ahead of the upcoming European elections. There is certainly no love-lost between the political heavyweights, who have traded insults throughout Britain’s stuttering process to leave the European Union. During a Brexit Party rally in Nottingham last month, Mr Farage branded Ms Soubry “dishonest” following her decision to defect from the Tory party, despite standing on a Conservative manifesto to honour the 2016 referendum.
Whilst the Change UK MP claimed the former Ukip leader was “in the past” and no longer relevant to British politics during the speech for the Independent Group.
Remarkably, this evening Mr Farage will be making his 33rd appearance on Question Time.
On Tuesday, the Brexiteer went on a scathing attack on the BBC and accused the cooperation of ignoring his latest politcal movement.
He told a reporter during a press conference in London: “Well, it is very very nice to see the BBC here, I must say, no it really is.
“I have been all over the country speaking at big rallies with a couple of thousand people at most of them, we haven’t seen the BBC at any of them. So it is jolly nice that you have made the effort to come.”
He added: “I also notice that on no single major current affairs debate or news programme has a single person from the Brexit Party appeared.
“Quite what that means for public service broadcasting in the future, I really don’t know. But it is jolly good that you have come today.”
Meanwhile Ms Rudd, Work and Pensions secretary, will be sure to face a barrage of criticism from all sides and has the uphill task of championing the Tory vote in the EU elections on May 23, following a dismal display at the local elections.
The Conservatives suffered a huge defeat and lost a total of 1,330 seats and control of 44 councils.
Ms Rudd is seen by many as a potential successor to Theresa May, who has vowed to resign once a Brexit deal has been reached.
Today the cabinet minister will use a major speech to set out her vision of a modern-day Conservative Party.
However, Ms Rudd, who would represent pro-EU wing of the Tory party, is in a precarious position to mount a leadership challenge as she only has a slim majority of 346 in her Hastings and Rye constituency.
The trio will be joined on the panel by Jonathan Reynolds, Shadow economic secretary to the Treasury and John Mills, British entrepreneur, economist and businessman.
Question Time, hosted by Fiona Bruce is on BBC One tonight at 10.35pm.