Brexit Party to have ‘huge’ impact on general election if Nigel Farage sticks to this plan

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NIGEL FARAGE might have to completely change strategy for his general election campaign to win Tory votes whilst ensuring Jeremy Corbyn does not get the keys to Number 10, claimed LBC’s Theo Usherwood.

The LBC political editor told Iain Dale he believed Nigel Farage might diverge from his bashing of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal in order to win his Brexit Party seats in Westminster at the December 12 general election. Mr Usherwood explained the leading Brexiteer might need to engage with the electorate differently in order to avoid Jeremy Corbyn benefitting from his battle with the Tories. 

Mr Usherwood said: “The Brexit Party could make an absolutely huge difference to the results of the elections.

“And the reason is that it’s not just about seats, it’s also about Nigel Farage and the role and the message that he is going to play in the election.

“Up until this point, Farage has felt like he is been on the outside of an ice-cream shop, face pressed against the glass, unable to get in on the action saying ‘but that’s not real ice-cream, that’s not real Brexit’.

“From Farage and Richard Tice’s point of view, the Brexit Party point of view, the point is that actually this Boris Johnson’s deal doesn’t get Brexit done.

“And actually, when it comes to the negotiations with the European Union and it comes to the possible transition period having to be extended, Boris Johnson is going to cave into every demand and that actually he is not that bothered about getting a clean break Brexit.

“Because Boris Johnson has until now successfully run a campaign of people versus Parliament and getting Brexit done, the voting public is not particularly bothered with the detail of Nigel Farage.”

He added: “Now, is Farage going to continue to shout and shout and shout at his general election campaign that Boris Johnson isn’t going to deliver Brexit in the hope that he might be able to pick up a seat or two?

“And that’s a big question mark. And I’m not sure that he is willing to do that.

“Because ultimately, if he is to do that then could he allow Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister?

“And we all know, and Nigel Farage knows this, the Brexit that Jeremy Corbyn is portraying with a second referendum attached to it is much further removed from what Nigel Farage thinks is Brexit.”

It comes after MPs backed Boris Johnson’s call for an election following months of Brexit deadlock.

Britons will head to the polls on December 12 to decide which party and which Prime Minister will end the political impasse in the negotiations with the EU, one way or the other. 

Boris Johnson has been urged to form an allegiance with the Brexit Party in the latest Express.co.uk poll.

In an incredibly close election poll, the Brexit Party finished eight percent off the Tories in first. Following the closure of the poll, the Brexit Party finished with 41 percent of the votes while Mr Johnson’s party recorded 48 percent.

Receiving 9,144 compared to the Tories’ 10,712, Express readers urged the pair to form an election alliance.

Of the 21,873 asked, only 738 voted for the Labour Party while the Lib Dems finished fourth with 674.

Speaking on the poll, one reader said: “Come on Boris swallow your pride and form an allegiance with Nigel.”

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