HUNDREDS of people turned out to a Brexit rally in Bolton as Nigel Farage announced the relaunch of 'the People's Army'.

The audience featured several Boltonians as well as people who had travelled from Wales, Lincolnshire, London, and even Germany.

The University of Bolton Stadium in Horwich played host to a rally organised by Leave Means Leave.

Following the event, the Bolton News asked visitors what they thought about the current state of negotiations between the UK and the EU.

Bev Stein, from Warrington, said: "I think people are still as positive in the north about leaving.

"Theresa May is doing her best. She is just trying to do what she can.

"She has had 27 people to deal with and she has been on her own.

"I think they have been very insulting to her. It is not just her they have insulted — it is the country. They have done themselves no favours."

Jacqueline Parkinson, aged 73 from Over Hulton, described the current situation as 'chaotic'.

She said she voted to Leave the EU because she believes that the EU has 'held us back' and that Britain will do well as an independent country.

She said of the negotiations: "I think people are confused. I believe even the Remainers are fed up and they want to get on with it as well.

"I think they are making unrest in the country. We love this country and we want it sorted."

Another member of the public who turned out to the rally was Christine Arrowsmith, who said she has been following the Leave Means Leave campaign.

The 69-year-old from Bury, said: "I feel very sorry for Theresa May. I'm very disappointed at the way the EU has treated her.

"We all knew the Chequers plan as going to fail. But I'm inclined to agree with May that they should have come up with an alternative.

"But obviously they didn't want us to leave so it is catch-22."

David Jones, aged 68 from The Wirral, described the Brexit negotiations so far as a 'farce'.

He said: "I do not think there has been any negotiation. There has been a lot of compromise on our part but no real negotiation. Chequers is the limit as far as I'm concerned.

"It is about time the majority were given a voice."

Similarly, Lee Urquhart, from Runcorn, also feels that the voice of the people is not being heard. Mr Urquhart said he voted to Leave the EU so that Britain could be an independent country. He said that immigration and overpopulation also played a part in his voting decision.

He said of the current state of affairs: "It is shocking. I genuinely believed that I lived in a free, democratic country. I feel that is no longer the case."

Daniel Surtees, aged 43 from Stoke-on-Trent, also described the current situation as 'terrible'.

He said: "A Chequers deal is not what we voted for. It is still tying us to the EU. That is not what we voted for. We voted to leave."