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Dumped Brexit Party general election candidates revolt against Nigel Farage

Several of the Brexit Party’s (now former) general election candidates are in a state of open revolt against Nigel Farage, after he stood down candidates in 317 constituencies.

Brexit pied piper Farage led his troops to the top of the hill, before unceremoniously dumping them earlier today. The Brexit Party leader announced that he would be standing down his candidates in every constituency won by the Conservatives in 2017, in an effort to prevent splitting the Leave vote.

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However, perhaps unsurprisingly, Farage’s scorned candidates have been reacting with a decent level of fury to his decision.

A couple of candidates have suggested that Farage has abandoned Brexit voters, and that even they will not vote at the upcoming general election.

Adamson, quoted above, also retweeted a post suggesting that dumped Brexit Party candidates form a new party “The Real Brexit Party Ltd” and stand in all 317 constituencies.

Meanwhile, Wayne Bayley, the party’s former candidate for Crawley, has been going on a bit of a Twitter rampage. He accused Farage of doing a “dodgy backroom deal” with Boris Johnson and said he would be standing as an “Independent Brexit Party candidate”.

Before this, Bayley posted something even more, erm, assertive.

Bayley claims someone else created a “fake account” and posted this tweet, although this seems a likely excuse.

And, to be honest, we don’t blame him for being so angry. Each candidate had to pay £100 for the privilege of standing for the Brexit Party, and had to give a statement of their dating history. We’re not kidding.

Meanwhile, Farage has made £37,100 from candidates who won’t even represent him at the forthcoming election. Not a bad return.

13 responses to “Dumped Brexit Party general election candidates revolt against Nigel Farage

  1. Well now you know all you Brexit Farage ex labour people. He is not interested in Johnson’s Brexit deal , he is only interested in getting the tories into power and labour out and you are going to help him. When all your workers rights have been taken away and you have to pay for your NHS drugs and prescriptions well serves you fucking right.

  2. Seconding Trevor and Richard. If the Tories win power; we are all suckers. 10 years of the tories has brought the UK to its knees. More of the same – why would anyone want this. Remainer parties must, must step up. We are in a desperate place.

  3. Contempt for the conman, compassioned for the conned…….nah! fuck ’em…….You fuckwits wanted in and you stumped up your cash and now you
    re bleating because the King of the Spivs has turked you up the arse and left you all with your pants round your ankles……Boo Hoo!

  4. An even worse possibility:

    Fuhrage says he’ll go to live in the USA post brexit. Has that ambassador vacancy been filled yet?

  5. Well they should have twigged when their Messiah charged them to march to Westminster. Remember that? The one Farage didn’t march on. Actually you got what you paid for with that con man. Nothing. I have no sympathy at all. I hope you have learned your lesson but you probably haven’t.
    Still on the bright side your saviour should be getting a peerage soon so eh there is that.

  6. Sad. Sad for the people who were conned by Farage, and sad for the people who are now saying it serves them right. We’ve turned into nasty people since the Referendum.

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