Boris Johnson is heading for a defeat in the House of Commons over Brexit after his last-ditch attempt to persuade Tory rebels not to block no-deal failed.
In a speech at a Confronting Extremism Together event, Home Secretary Sajid Javid praised Nigel Farage for ignoring 'thugs and racists' like Ukip.
Nigel Farage and other Brexit Party MEPs turned their backs at the opening session in Strasbourg while the 'Anthem of Europe' was played at the parliament's first session.
David Bull MEP said it takes him eight hours to get from his home to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
The Brexit Party leader is spoofed in the comedy series Year of the Rabbit, starring Matt Berry and Keeley Hawes.
A poll conducted by ComRes for the Daily Telegraph showed a party led by the former foreign secretary would be on 37%, with Labour on 22%, the LibDems on 20% and the Brexit party on 14%
Nigel Farage's Brexit Party inflicted bruising losses on the Conservative and Labour parties in the European elections.
Nigel Farage has been trapped on a bus in Kent because of three young men wearing balaclavas who were “holding milkshakes”.