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Nigel Farage FINALLY enters Parliament with warning to Labour

Nigel Farage finally arrived in Westminster today at the head of a five-strong group of Reform UK and set his sights on winning Labour votes. 

The party leader posted with the rest of the ‘Reform Five’ in Parliament this morning after becoming an MP last week at the eighth attempt.

And he immediately set his sights on winning over Labour voters, citing warnings to Keir Starmer from Sir Tony Blair that the PM needs to have a ‘plan to control immigration’ to ward off Reform.

Mr Farage told GB News: ‘The whole establishment knows that we’re here. And can the Conservative Party claw those votes back from us? They’re so split and divided, the civil war has broken out already within the Conservative party.

The party leader posted with the rest of the 'Reform Five' in Parliament this morning after becoming an MP last week at the eighth attempt.

The party leader posted with the rest of the ‘Reform Five’ in Parliament this morning after becoming an MP last week at the eighth attempt.

Mr Farage told GB News: 'The whole establishment knows that we're here. And can the Conservative Party claw those votes back from us? They're so split and divided, the civil war has broken out already within the Conservative party.

Mr Farage told GB News: ‘The whole establishment knows that we’re here. And can the Conservative Party claw those votes back from us? They’re so split and divided, the civil war has broken out already within the Conservative party.

The group of five men, including party chairman Richard Tice and former Tory MP Lee Anderson, had been expected to stage a Reservoir Dogs-style entrance to Westminster, referring to the Quentin Tarantino film about a failed diamond heist.

The group of five men, including party chairman Richard Tice and former Tory MP Lee Anderson, had been expected to stage a Reservoir Dogs-style entrance to Westminster, referring to the Quentin Tarantino film about a failed diamond heist.

‘I genuinely think we’re in a very, very strong position. Our membership is booming. We’ve got more members now than I ever had in UKIP, for example, even when that was a major party, going back a decade. So look, we’re in good shape.’   

It comes as Tory rightwingers continue to flirt with closer ties with Reform, as they try to recover from last week’s election humiliation. 

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell told GB News: ‘Reform is essentially a breakaway from the Conservative Party. 

‘The vast majority of people in Reform are the kind of people that I could sit with and agree on, about 90 per cent of things, and most of them are ex Conservative members. So this is a family feud. That’s how I see it.

‘We need to bring the family back together again, because the real enemy of this country is socialism

The group of five men, including party chairman Richard Tice and former Tory MP Lee Anderson, had been expected to stage a Reservoir Dogs-style entrance to Westminster, referring to the Quentin Tarantino film about a failed diamond heist.

The other new arrivals were Rupert Lowe, former chairman of Southampton FC and now MP for Great Yarmouth, and James McMurdock, a 38-year-old former banker who unexpectedly edged the contest in South Basildon and East Thurrock by 98 votes.

The men paused for photographs by Parliament’s St Stephen’s Entrance, but made no statement to the press. Responding to a shout of ‘Have fun’ from a photographer, Mr Tice replied: ‘We will.’

The group then entered Parliament, a member of Commons staff placing a green-and-white MP’s lanyard around Mr Farage’s neck.

Last week’s election was the eighth time Mr Farage had attempted to become an MP, while his party achieved greater electoral success than either of his former outfits.

But Reform fell short of the six million votes its leader had been targeting, gaining their five seats on the back of 4.1 million votes – around 14 per cent of the total.

That figure is slightly more than the 3.9 million Ukip gained when led by Mr Farage in the 2015 election, which saw the party gain one seat.

Last Thursday also saw Reform come second in 98 seats, many of which are now held by Labour, and Mr Farage has set his sights on the new Government, saying it ‘could be in trouble pretty quickly’.