Farage REFUSES to support Johnson’s PM bid if he backs May's deal – 'It's a REAL problem'

Posted on May 21 2019 - 5:37pm by admin

The Brexit Party leader said it would problematic to work with any future Tory leader who has backed the Prime Minister’s version of Brexit. Mr Farage insisted the next leader must drop support for the Withdrawal Agreement to win the Brexit Party’s backing, according to the Daily Telegraph. Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has warned the Conservative Party must form “some kind of electoral pact and common platform” with the Brexit Party.

Nigel Farage was quizzed on whether the next leader needs to drop support for Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

He told The Daily Telegraph: “Of course. Absolutely.

“If a new Conservative leader said ‘we are leaving on WTO terms on Halloween Day’ then that would be a great step in the right direction but would they actually stick to it? How could we trust them? That is the problem.

“Everyone keeps shouting Boris’s name at me – Boris voted for the Withdrawal Agreement despite everything he had written in your newspaper.

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“I have got a real problem with that. A real problem with that. So we will see.”

Mr Farage’s comments are likely to put pressure on Mr Johnson and Dominic Raab, who also wishes to succeed Mrs May.

Conservative MPs are set to vote on the Mrs May’s latest deal in the week beginning June 3.

The Brexit Party leader added: “Boris talked about vassalage, talked about slave state, talked about May’s treaty in more colourful language than I would use and then votes for it. So what does he really believe?”

The party has been dominating politics since launching on April 12 as membership is nearing 111,000.

Mr Farage has told his party to choose 650 candidates for a general election which could be called later this year.

The party has received donations of £100,000 from some benefactors.

He told the Daily Telegraph: “There is a new kind of supporter coming forward. We are very grateful that people are coming on board at a different level.

“People who give real money will only help organisations that help themselves.”

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