In 2016, Britain voted in a referendum to leave the 28-nation EU, but the British parliament on Tuesday decisively rejected a withdrawal treaty negotiated with Brussels over two years. Some British parliamentarians want a second referendum, believing it would show Britons now wanted to stay.
"The British may be a very placid people, very laid back but I promise you: if they get pushed too far it's a lion that will roar. We will be even more defiant if we have to fight a second referendum and we will win it by a bigger majority," Farage said. (Reporting By Jan Strupczewski, Clare Roth and Philip Blenkinsop)