June 19, 2019
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has said he’s willing to form an election pact with Boris Johnson to deliver a no-deal Brexit.
Farage has called for the next Conservative prime minister to call a general election, saying, “I’d want to work with them, of course I’d do that.”
Boris Johnson is the current favorite to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister, and Farage has called on him to hold a general election if the House of Commons were to block a no-deal Brexit.
Just recently, one of the biggest Conservative donors urged Boris Johnson “to be willing to work with Farage” if he were to win the premiership.
If a Brexit deal is not reached by October 31, as Johnson pledged, he would hold a snap election. But a fresh election would most likely be unfavorable for the Conservatives, as a recent poll put Farage’s Brexit Part first place at 24%, while Conservatives trailed at 21%.
Speaking about Johnson, Farage said, “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.”
“If he was prepared to do that, of course I’d want to work with them, of course I’d do that,” he continued. “I’ll work with the devil if they’re committed to getting us a genuine Brexit.”
Farage said the Tory leadership candidates did not understand that their party would be “finished” unless they deliver a clean Brexit by the EU-imposed deadline.
– MK. II