John Walsh: If the ghost of Brexit continues to haunt UK, it could see Farage return from the dead

Exit from the EU has not reaped the benefits Leavers predicted – and if Labour fails to solve the problem, the Tories could lurch even further to the right

Nigel Farage: beneath the false bonhomie, Farage’s instincts are much closer to the illiberal Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán than to a fully committed democrat. Picture: Getty

Theresa Villiers was in very belligerent form when she appeared on BBC Northern Ireland’s Politics Show the Sunday before the Brexit referendum on June 23, 2016.

The then secretary of state for Northern Ireland rubbished any suggestions that the UK’s exit from the EU would have any blowback for the North. Villiers insisted it would be a ‘win-win’ for the six counties. Her main line of defence was that the EU was a failing union ...