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A new political party, possibly being launched by ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage, has got off to a flying start with over 35,000 people registering "interest" in the project at a temporary website within the first day. 

Called the Brexit Party, the as yet tentative political grouping, would likely only become a real party if and when Brexit is delayed, reversed, or compromised in some way. For example, if UK Prime Minister agreed to an extremely soft Brexit that kept the UK in the EU customs union, many Brexit supporters would see this as a betrayal of the Brexit vote. 

The 35,000+ people that have already registered interest in the party have chosen to be either supporters, activists, candidates, or donors, and have supplied contact information. This means that if the party was officially launched, it would probably soon have a membership in the tens of thousands, and might possibly outstrip Farage's former party UKIP.

According to the House of Commons Library the membership of the main political parties in the UK are as follows:

Labour 540,000 members 
SNP 125,500
Conservatives 124,000
Liberal Democrats 99,200
Green Party 39,400
UKIP 23,600 
Plaid Cymru (Welsh) 8,000

Farage no longer supports his former party UKIP, which was the main party responsible for achieving the historic Brexit vote under his leadership.

The reason for the split is because UKIP have moved increasingly towards a hard civic nationalist/ soft "Islamophobic" position that opposes radical Islam, while also joining forces with radical or populist liberals like Tommy Robinson, Sargon of Akkad, and Count Dankula.  

The enthusiasm for Farage's potential new party, however, is a useful reminder to Conservative MPs not to betray Brexit, as the new party would be likely to take lots of votes from the Conservative Party, which would cost many Tory MPs their parliamentary seats.

In an interview with Talk Radio, Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen MP even compared Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party to a Sword of Damocles hanging over the future of the Conservative Party.

“The Brexit Party being formed is a Damocles sword hanging over the future of the Conservative party and the government. If we don’t deliver the Brexit we promised the British people, quite rightly we’re going to be punished at the polls.”

Update (17th February): At least 100,000 have now registered.

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