Leader of the Reform UK party argued that the process of UK’s withdrawal from the European Union would be incomplete, unless London “left the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR)”.  

“Yes we have Brexit and I’m delighted about that. When the Prime Minister says we have taken back control of our borders – well only up to a point – we haven’t left the European Convention of Human Rights which is put into law by the Human Rights Act,” Farage said in a video message he posted on Twitter.

“It seems to me the rights of bad people are often superior to the rights of good people. These stories show our total level of impotence. We need to leave the European Convention of Human Rights and then Brexit will be complete,” he added.

Respondents on Twitter were quick to correct the politician and point out that “there is no EU Human Rights Act.”

The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, better known as the European Convention on Human Rights, was adopted in 1950.  

ECHR is an international treaty between the 47 states that are members of the Council of Europe (CoE) – not to be confused with the European Union.

The treaty was purported by former UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill, whose legacy Farage seems to support. Speaking of Churchill and the recent reports his bust was removed from the White House Oval Office by the Biden administration, Farage said it was “a slap in the face to the British and any prospects of good relations.”

Former UK Independence Party leader, Farage has been questioned on the veracity of his statements in the past. Ahead of the 2016 EU referendum Vote Leave campaigners promised 350 million pounds of EU cash will be freed up for the NHS after Brexit. Following the referendum, Brexiteer Nigel Farage rejected he had ever made the claim.