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Offer of Brexit Party-Conservative alliance declined by No 10

Nigel Farage, former leader of UKIP, and current leader of the Brexit Party, has offered the prime minister the opportunity to make an election pact, an offer which has been rejected by No 10.

Farage has said that the cooperation between the Brexit party and the Conservative party would make them “unstoppable”.

Farage has been criticised by a senior Conservative, stating that he "should never be allowed anywhere near government".

Farage stated that "Can't we see that actually if we get a Labour government, we're not going to get a meaningful Brexit of any kind at all? This is big chance to unite the Leave vote".

He furthered this, saying that he did not want a job in the Conservative government, and felt that the Tories were displaying "petty, tribal, party politics".

Farage claims he has offered a "non-aggression pact" between the Conservatives and his own party, with the caveat that Johnson agrees to “a clean-break Brexit”, interpreted as no deal.

The agreement would see the Brexit party refuse to field candidates in any existing Tory seats, on the condition that the Tory party stand down in 80 Leave-voting constituencies, where Farage believes they are unlikely to win.

The alliance could work to oppose the “Remain alliance” of parties who are against Brexit and are currently a Tory threat.

Farage published the offer in advertisements in both the Sun and the Daily Express.

Sajid Javid, chancellor of the Exchequer has said "We don't need an electoral alliance with anyone. We can stand on our own two feet, and put our message across."


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September 12 2019

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