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Brexit: Nigel Farage election pact proposal rejected by No 10

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Boris Johnson is not going to make an election pact with Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage, Downing Street has stated.

Mr Farage stated his occasion and the Conservatives ought to make a deal and “together we would be unstoppable”.

Two newspaper adverts set out his provide to assist “secure a big Brexit majority” and to “destroy Corbyn’s Labour”.

But a senior Conservative supply stated Mr Farage was “not a fit and proper person” and “should never be allowed anywhere near government”.

Mr Farage tweeted the remarks “look like comments from deep inside the bunker”, including: “I do not want a job in government. I just want to put country before party and deliver a clean break Brexit.”

‘Non-aggression pact’

Mr Johnson argues that an election is now the one technique to break the impasse over Brexit, however MPs have twice rejected his name to carry one.

Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn has stated he is “eager for an election” however needs to see laws designed to cease a no-deal Brexit on 31 October applied first.

Parliament is now prorogued for 5 weeks and isn’t scheduled to return till 14 October, when there can be a Queen’s Speech outlining Mr Johnson’s legislative plans.

Meanwhile, Scotland’s highest civil courtroom has dominated that the prime minister’s suspension of the UK Parliament was illegal.

Mr Farage has supplied a “non-aggression pact” between his occasion and the Conservatives, on the situation that Mr Johnson join “a clean-break Brexit” – in different phrases, no deal.

The purpose is attempt to see off the menace from a “Remain alliance” of opposition events who oppose Brexit and will depose the Tories.

Mr Farage says he is not going to subject candidates in any of the Conservatives’ current seats and targets if, in return, the Tories stand apart in additional than 80 Leave-voting constituencies the place they’re unlikely to win.

He made the provide in a full-page advert within the Sun and a wraparound advert within the Daily Express on Wednesday.

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Media captionNigel Farage: A Brexit Party-Tory pact “would be unstoppable”

At the weekend, The Brexit Party chief stated the provide was “100% sincere” and would assist return Mr Johnson to Downing Street.

He wrote within the Sunday Telegraph: “Johnson should cast his mind back to the European elections in May, in which his party came fifth, and ask himself: does he want the Tories to find themselves in a similarly disastrous position when the results of the next general election come in, or does he want to sign a non-aggression pact with me and return to Downing Street?”

When requested a couple of potential alliance on the Andrew Marr Show, Chancellor Sajid Javid stated: “We don’t need an electoral alliance with anyone. We can stand on our own two feet, put our message across.”

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