– Have you decided whether you,
yourself, are going to stand in this election?
I’ve thought very hard about this.
How do I serve the cause of Brexit best?
Because that’s what I’m doing this for,
not for a career.
I don’t want to be in politics
for the rest of my life.
Do I find a seat, try and get myself
or do I serve the cause better
traversing the length and breadth
of the United Kingdom
supporting 600 candidates?
And I’ve decided the latter course
is the right one.
– So you’re not going
to stand yourself?
It’s very difficult to do both.
It’s very difficult to be
in a constituency every day
and at the same time
be out across the United Kingdom
because I do want people to know
that when they’re told
“this gets Brexit done, it’ll all be over
by Christmas,” I think is what
Boris Johnson was saying this morning,
they need to understand
that actually what’s on offer
is a close linkage
with all the European institutions,
a next negotiating phase
of at least three years,
so I’m going out
across the country,