Mere hours after winning the crucial EU referendum, one of the ‘Leave’ campaign’s main pledges has already turned out to have been a mirage.
UK Independence Party (Ukip) leader Nigel Farage said on Good Morning Britain that the pledge, which was one of the main promises of the Brexit campaign, was a ‘mistake’.
The pledge related to a campaign promise by those vying to leave the EU that if independent, the UK would have £350m free money which they used to pour into the EU, which they can now use to bolster up the National Health Service.
It was a huge campaign pledge, which obviously would have a lot of convincing power if your healthcare benefits are going to improve under leave.
But Nigel Farage, one of the loudest voices for the ‘Leave’ campaign, has already shot the promise to hell mere hours after voting ended. He said making that pledge was a ‘mistake’.
A mistake so obvious, it was emblazoned across a campaign bus that carried former London Mayor Boris Johnson across the country whilst campaigning for ‘Brexit’.
The referendum was won 52%-48% by the leave faction, and Prime Minister David Cameron has already announced plans to resign.
Check out Farage’s interesting categorisation of the huge campaign pledge below…