Today has already been very strange in many ways, and as I write it’s only just coming up to 5.30 pm GMT. Do we really know everything about The Brexit Party’s decision?
In an astonishing volte face likely to dilute his credibility irreversibly, Nigel Farage today announced that his Brexit Party will not stand in any of the 317 seats held by the Conservatives. As far as I’ve been able to establish at this point, he is receiving nothing as a quid pro quo in constituencies where the Tories have a low chance of taking over from Labour or the LibDems.
The move is a more formal but very similar decision to the one he took to give ‘a clear field’ to Theresa May in the 2017 election. And as we all know, that really went well.
It leaves millions of angry Conservative voters with no way to…
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