The Brexit Party is in a state of near-meltdown, after another one of its candidates has decided to defect to the Conservatives.
Calum Walker, who was the party’s candidate for Dundee East, announced on Twitter earlier today that he wouldn’t be standing for Farage’s party, and instead called on voters to back the Tories.
Explaining his decision, Walker said that voting for the Brexit Party, “runs the risk of allowing Labour propped up by the SNP into government.”
This comes after the party’s candidate for Dudley South, Paul Brothwood, announced that he had quit the party and was now backing the Conservatives.
In fact, there have been reports that Farage has lost as many as 20 candidates in recent weeks, after he decided to attack Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal and launch a full-fat election campaign against the Tories (which many believe will split the pro-Brexit vote).
There has been a suggestion that Walker was pushed out of the party before he decided to defect, with fellow general election candidate Danyaal Raja claiming that he was deselected.
Either way, the Brexit Party is spontaneously combusting ahead of polling day in six weeks. Shame.