Nigel Farage threatens to unleash his Brexit party at General Election after Tories and Labour are h
The Tories were facing the threat of electoral oblivion today after plunging to the worst election defeat in their history in EU polls - while Labour was also trounced by Nigel Farage's insurgent Brexiteers.
Despite only being launched six weeks ago, the Brexit Party has won at least 28 MEP seats - with the Conservatives dropping to fifth place across much of the country with just 9 per cent of the vote.
The disastrous showing immediately sparked warnings from would-be leader Boris Johnson that things could get even worse for the Tories if the UK does not leave the EU by the end of October - deal or no deal.
A jubilant Mr Farage demanded a role in the next round of negotiations with the EU, threatening to loose more havoc at a general election. 'If we don't leave on October 31 then the scores you have seen for the Brexit Party today will be repeated in a general election, and we are getting ready for it,' he said.
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As voters vented their fury at the political chaos in Westminister - with turnout hitting a 15-year high at 37 per cent - Jeremy Corbyn was also handed a bloody nose as Labour's vote collapsed.
His party has slumped to third, beaten by the unashamedly pro-Remain Liberal Democrats, after being humbled in strongholds including London and Wales as Remain voters deserted them.
As the scale of the thrashing became clear, Labour MPs and peers lined up to castigate their leader for sitting on the fence rather than coming out strongly for a second referendum.
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