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Nigel Farage took an enormous swipe at Sir Keir Starmer as he claimed Angela Rayner was Labour’s “real leader” throughout tonight’s BBC General Election debate.

The Reform UK chief insisted present political leaders are “dull” and singled out the Labour chief.

He mentioned: “I have to say I think this has been one of the worst General Election campaigns so far between the two main parties that I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.”

Prompting laughter from the viewers, the Brexit architect went on: “It isn’t just that their leaders are dull, very dull in the case of Labour, sort of Blair without the flair.”

Turning to deputy Labour chief Ms Rayner, he continued: “I mean the real leader of the Labour Party is here tonight on the stage, at least she’s got some personality.

“We’ve obtained Rishi slippery Sunak, he is fed all of the strains to Penny Mordaunt, do not consider any of it.

“I think it isn’t just our public services that are broken, I think our political model is broken.

“The arguments which can be happening right here, the reality is they do not actually disagree on something, fictitious numbers like £2,000.

“That is why Reform has risen so quickly in the polls. There is a sense we need a revolt against the system, we need an electoral system where we get some proportional representation in Parliament, we need to break up the current model.

“When we get a brand new kind of politics in Britain we would simply get some actual change. What we’re being provided frankly is 2 events promising the earth and nothing a lot will change no matter who will get in.

“Although I think the breach of trust on manifestos with the Conservatives means they’re probably sunk below the water line.

“New politics, recent begin, we would like a revolt from the British folks, that is what I’m after.”

But Ms Rayner hit back: “To be honest it is all the time all about Nigel and we have had this kind of clown character earlier than with Boris Jhonson.”

The moment came during a question from an audience member on why “when events need your votes they promise issues however once they’re elected nothing will get completed”.