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Sunday, 19 May 2024 – 19:21

Johnson rules out pact with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

Boris Johnson has ‘ruled out’ a pact with the Brexit Party in the upcoming general election.

Nigel Farage had offered to form a “Leave alliance”, but only on the condition that Mr Johnson dropped his newly negotiated Brexit deal.

Speaking to Sky News, Mr Johnson said;

“I’ve ruled out a pact with everybody because I don’t think it’s sensible to do that.

“We’re proud of our beliefs, we’re proud of our One Nation Conservatism.”

It is thought that the Brexit Party will now field a candidate in every constituency seat in Britain, perhaps leading to the dividing of the vote amongst Leave supporters.

Speaking on LBC on Thursday, US President Donald Trump weighed in on the election and said that Mr Farage and Mr Johnson would be “an unstoppable force”, adding that Jeremy Corbyn would take the UK to ‘such bad places’.

Speaking to the BBC, the current Prime Minister said that it was ‘difficult’ doing deals with ‘any other party’ as it ‘risks putting Jeremy Corbyn into Number 10’. 

The ruling out of the pact comes ahead of the official start of the general election campaign next week.


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