A senior Conservative Party source has told journalists that Boris Johnson will not be entering an election pact with the Brexit Party, because “neither Nigel Farage nor Arron Banks are fit and proper persons and they should never be allowed anywhere near government”.
The Brexit Party took out a front-page advert in the Daily Express this morning, setting their “terms” for an election deal with the Conservatives. Primarily, they want Johnson to commit to a “clean break” Brexit (whatever that means), by fundamentally altering Theresa May’s deal.
A Farage-Boris election pact would likely involve the Tories standing aside in a handful of seats to allow the Brexit Party to gain a foothold in Parliament, with Farage’s party standing aside elsewhere.
However, the Tories have shut down this idea – with government insiders launching a blistering attack against the credibility of Farage and his personal patron Arron Banks.
It looks as though the next general election is likely to be another unhappy one for Nigel Farage.