To applause at the UKIP conference, she said: “Yes to a 100% European Union exit. Can I be any clearer? Yes to a sovereign independent UK. Yes to a UK free to make trade deals with whoever and whenever we want and yes to an immigration policy that allows entry regardless of origin to those with the skills and the expertise and the social values that this country wants.”
She said she was “not Nigel-lite” and would not pretend to be so but would be “stepping into his leadership shoes” to try to continue his political success.
“I believe in UKIP’s values of liberty, common sense, democracy and pragmatic approaches to the challenges this country faces.”
She said she might use different language and be less frank than Mr Farage but she would be honest and “uphold all the beliefs and values that this party stands for”.
‘Invoke Article 50’
And in a message to Prime Minister Theresa May she said: “If you’re watching this afternoon, you’ll be watching the opposition party in waiting.” She added: “Get on with it – invoke Article 50.”
She could yet pull in votes Nige had alienated, though he was the right man for the job at the time and will still be a thorn in the side of the baddies.
I’m not sure the doom mongers are right on this one.