Susannah Reid's disbelief at Farage's Boris Johnson claim: 'Who screwed up Brexit?'

The ex-Ukip leader appeared on the ITV show on Wednesday morning to reveal his plans to possibly team up with the former prime minister.

Watch: 'You screwed up Brexit!' Susannah Reid's disbelief at Farage's Boris Johnson claim

Good Morning Britain presenter Susannah Reid had a heated exchange with Nigel Farage after the former UKIP leader claimed he could team up with Boris Johnson to “re-fight Brexit battle”.

Farage appeared as a guest on the ITV show on Wednesday morning to reveal his plans to possibly partner up with the former prime minister, which led to an angry exchange with Reid.

She asked Farage why he would want to ally with Johnson, who quit as an MP last week, despite saying he had “messed up the implementation” of Brexit.

He responded to an astonished Reid by adding in two or three years they may have to “re-fight this battle [of Brexit].”

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Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks outside his home, in London, Britain, March 22, 2023. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Boris Johnson sensationally quit Westminster on Friday. (Reuters)

Farage had joined Reid and co-presenter Richard Madeley on GMB to explain why he was considering partnering up with Johnson.

He said: “We disagree on many things, we disagree on net zero, we disagree on mass migration about which he's totally relaxed but on the biggest political issue of our lifetimes, Brexit we're on the same side.”

Farage went on to say a Labour government would seek to take the UK back into the single market and was immediately slapped down by Reid, who added: “We don’t know that”, adding Labour had not confirmed that.

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Reid then pressed Farage on his previous remarks when he said Brexit had failed, with the former Ukip leader saying: "Brexit has failed in the eyes of many of its voters because of the government because they failed to deliver on immigration.”

Reid questioned why Farage would want “to join up with the prime minister who is in charge of that failure”.

He said he disagreed with Johnson over some issues but they were on the same page when it came o wanting the UK to be an “independent country” and not a member of “a political union in Europe”.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Reform UK honorary president Nigel Farage listens during a party press conference on March 20, 2023 in London, England. Reform UK was founded in 2018 as the Brexit Party, advocating for a
Nigel Farage revealed his plans to possibly team up with the former prime minister. (Getty)

Reid then asked: "Who screwed up Brexit?"

Farage responded by saying Johnson had “ messed up the implementation”.

Reid asked: "Why would you want to go into partnership with him?"

He responded by saying “two or three years down the line we may have to re-fight this battle [of Brexit].”

Johnson sensationally quit Westminster on Friday as he launched a fierce attack on the Commons privileges committee investigation into whether he misled MPs with his assurances over parties held in Downing Street during coronavirus lockdowns.

Farage, appearing on the BBC’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg show, said he believed “it’s the end of Boris Johnson in the Conservative Party” as he suggested more than 10 Tory MPs could be willing to join a new party.

Tory former leader Michael Howard was asked if he believed Farage that there would be “some kind of new outfit” coming, he said that “Nigel is making mischief, which he’s very, very good at”.