Brexiteers are in panic mode after anti-Brexit parties announced a general election pact.
The tweet said, in desperation: “The Remainers are getting organised, so why aren’t Boris and Nigel?”
This morning, campaign group Unite to Remain announced an anti-Brexit alliance between the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and Plaid Cymru. Only one Remain candidate will stand in 60 seats across England and Wales – giving voters a clear anti-Brexit option. Chair of the group Heidi Allen called the pact “an opportunity to tip the balance of power” in Westminster.
And now, reacting to the announcement, Leave groups are quaking at the prospect of an organised electoral effort to stop Brexit.
The Leave.EU petition said: “The refusal of the Tories and the Brexit Party to do a deal puts our future as a nation at risk”, adding: “a split Leave vote puts true Brexiteers at risk. “
Yet with Boris Johnson refusing to enter into an alliance with Farage, and Farage refusing to stand down candidates in seats where the anti-Brexit vote could be split, it seems as though their chances of organising a similar bloc remain thin.