Nigel Farage has said he wants to shake up the British political system as he launched his Brexit Party in time to stand in the European elections.
The former UKIP leader announced the first candidates of the newly-formed Brexit Party at a launch event in Coventry, revealing its new chairman was businessman and entrepreneur Richard Tice.
In a surprise standing, Annunziata Rees-Mogg, journalist and sister of Conservative backbench MP Jacob Rees-Mogg announced she would be a candidate for Mr Farage's party.
Mr Farage said: "All over the world, people look on with incredulity because they still think that we are a great country.
"And the funny thing is that we, the people, still think that we are a great country.
"But our leaders are happy to continue down the path of managed decline.
"I genuinely believe right now, this nation, we are lions led by donkeys.