Nigel Farage warns Boris he’ll lose election if he doesn’t agree pact with Brexit Party

Mr Farage told BBC Breakfast presenters Louise Minchin and John Kay he and Mr Johnson could be an “unstoppable force” if they agreed a pact to not run against each other in a snap election.

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But he revealed he had not spoken to Mr Johnson since he became Prime Minister.

It comes after Johnson’s snap general election plan was roundly rejected in the House of Commons last night after his bid to keep a no deal Brexit on the table suffered another major blow. 

The Government failed to secure the support of two-thirds of MPs, with the Commons voting 298 to 55, 136 short of the number needed. 

But Farage offered a non-aggressive pact for the Prime Minister to consider should he want to win the election. 

Minchin was keen to find out when Farage had last spoken to Boris Johnson and he revealed: “Not since he has become Prime Minister. But if he wants to talk to us, I will talk to him. 

“Look, at some point, do you know what? He’s going to need to because he’s made this decision that he has to deliver Brexit, he’s sacked 21 of his own MPs who were effectively Remainers. 

“He cannot win an election, whenever it comes if the Brexit Party stands against him so at some point that conversation will happen.”

“Very interesting to hear that,” Minchin replied. “What are you going to offer him?” 

Mr Farage replied: “Oh very simple. There are parts of the country where just putting up a Brexit Party candidate means his candidates will lose. 

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“There lots of seats in the country where he faces challenges. I will say ‘Look Boris, we won’t stand against you, far from it, we will support you and campaign for you to win those seats’.” 

Minchin asked: “How would you describe that? What you outlined?” And Farage said: “A non-aggression pact.” 

“So it’s a pact? A deal?” Minchin asserted to which Farage agreed. 

Farage added: “It’s a deal, of course it is, and I think it’s a very logical deal. If you put the support of Boris Johnson’s Conservative and the Brexit Party together the truth is, in a general election, with a clear policy, we’d be unstoppable.”  

As for how the Labour Party feels towards a general election, leader Jeremy Corbyn became the first Opposition leader in history to block a general election. 

During an appearance in Parliament last night, Johnson accused him of being a “chicken” and has since been branded a hypocrite after he ordered his MPs not to back Johnson’s proposal of going to the polls on October 15. 

This is despite his non-stop demands for an election ever since he lost back in 2017. 

As for whether or not a general election is going to take place, legally the next election does not have to happen until 2022 – five years after the last one. 

While calling an early election carries risk, Johnson’s aim is to win more Conservative seats which would make it easier to pass new laws and deliver Brexit. 

BBC Breakfast airs everyday at 6am on BBC One. 

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