Brexit Party’s Nigel Farage Aims for Pact with Tory PM

Brexit Party's Nigel Farage Aims for Pact with Tory PM
The move could alarm some Tory MPs, as well as parties such as the Liberal Democrats, whom are advocating for the UK to remain in the European Union. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has proposed forging an alliance with Tory PM hopeful Boris Johnson to ensure that the UK government delivers a no-deal Brexit. Mr Johnny Leavesley, head of the Midlands Industrial Council, which is the Tory party’s largest donor, urged the next prime minister to work alongside Mr Farage.

Mr Farage has urged Mr Johnson to call a general election if Commons attempted to block a hard Brexit, stating he would win a “thumping majority”. Mr Farage said: “If he was prepared to do that, of course I’d want to work with them, of course I’d do that. But some Tory MPs have resisted challenging the rising Brexit Party, stating that it would be disastrous to do so whilst the UK remained in the EU.

Mr Farage urged Mr Johnson at a Daily Telegraph event to have “guts” to face defeat in Commons and then force a no-deal Brexit.

“If he is prepared to be voted down and go to a general election on that ticket then with the support of people like me he would win a massive, thumping majority,” Mr Farage told his audience, adding that if he was prepared to do that, then he would “want to work with them, of course I’d do that.”

“I’ll work with the devil if they’re committed to getting us a genuine Brexit,” Mr Farage said.

Mr Farage also said that Mr Johnson was an “entertaining” figure with “charisma, humour and humanity.”

“He’s flawed, and I’m very attracted to people like that,” he joked.

If successful, the deal would help the Brexit Party strike a compromise by agreeing not to challenge Conservative candidates backing a hard Brexit, in exchange for Conservatives backing the Brexit Party in Labour-held constituencies.


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