In the six weeks since it was set up under Nigel Farage’s leadership, the party has redefined British politics and hopes to keep up that momentum. Mr Longworth, a newly-elected MEP for Yorkshire, was forced to resign from the BCC because of his support for Brexit. He said the manifesto would be used to shape a post-Brexit future for Britain.
Mr Longworth said yesterday: “Nothing is decided yet but my personal view is that we need to have a country that has a dynamic economy with low business and personal taxation.”
He insisted the party would continue “to take on the vested interests” that have supported EU membership.
Meanwhile, fellow Brexit Party MEP and businessman Richard Tice has said the party will pressure Whitehall to be involved in Brexit preparations.
Mr Tice, who founded the campaign group Leave Means Leave with Mr Longworth, said: “From a standing start, we won the European election so the Government has a moral duty to allow us to be involved as soon as possible.”
Brexit Party sources believe that if they had another week of campaigning in this week’s Peterborough by-election, they could have pulled off another victory.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was last night forced to say Lisa Forbes – who won the Peterborough seat for his party – was “not a racist in any way” after she was accused of anti-Semitism.