Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is in a state of chaos after another candidate has stood down and urged people to vote for the Conservatives.
Yesterday evening, the party’s candidate in the Cotswolds, Peter Udale, announced that he was quitting as one of Farage’s candidates. Blasting his former colleagues, Udale said it is “fundamentally wrong” to stand in constituencies where the Tories have a chance of winning.
Farage has insisted that he will stand candidates in almost every constituency, unless Boris Johnson agrees to ditch his Brexit deal. Given that the PM seems now to have muted the Brexit Party leader, an election war between the two parties seems almost inevitable.
Over 20 Brexit Party candidates have consequently ditched Farage in recent days, in protest at his belligerence. This includes Calum Walker, who had been the candidate in Dundee East, who warned that the Brexit Party was turning into a “national threat”.
With the Brexit cause divided, pro-Brexit campaign groups are now panicking that Remain groups are far more united and organised ahead of the general election. Let’s hope it has an impact on 12th December.