PM Johnson gets polls boost from Brexit Party
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Nov 14, 2019,
Nov 14, 2019, 0:44
The Labour leader said the "Trump alliance" of Johnson and Farage could pave the way for a free-trade deal with the USA that would open up the U.K.'s state-funded National Health Service to American companies.
However, the MEP did stop short of completely ruling out any extension of his "election amnesty".
Sterling shot higher on Monday after Nigel Farage said the Brexit party will not stand in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives at the 2017 general election, boosting Boris Johnson's chances of success in the upcoming election.
Labelling the prospect of a second referendum as just more Project Fear, he added: "Half the Brexit Party supporters have worked their socks off for that party and he's dropped them like a stone at 12 o'clock yesterday".
Four polls released over the weekend paint an even bleaker picture, placing the Brexit party at an average of 7.5%.
He said standing in Tory-held seats would have increased the chances of another European Union referendum, and would focus instead on taking seats off Labour.
In a round of broadcast interviews this morning, Mr Farage said the calls on him to make more concessions were "almost comical".
"I'm not going to turn around and say "vote for this party, vote for that party" - I would always say "vote for my own party" which in certain seats can't happen now".
"I think this announcement today prevents a second referendum from happening", he said.
A spokesman for Leave.EU said: "This app is "Back Brexit, back Boris".
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And he said a pledge from Boris Johnson to rule out extending the transition period beyond 2020 and the promise of a Canada-plus-style free trade agreement was "optimistic". However, others have insisted Nigel Farage has bowed down to the Tories despite repeatedly insisting a no deal Brexit is the only way to satisfy Brexiteers across the country.
"If we have another hung Parliament it would lead to two more chaotic referendums next year", Mr Johnson tweeted. No matter how it is achieved'.
John Curtice, professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, seen as a kind of survey savant for correctly reading past polling on Brexit, said that, on the whole, "this is good news for Boris, but it's not as good as it looks".
"The pound is stronger since a clear, decisive election win for the Conservatives will provide clarity on Brexit - anything else becomes messy", Wilson said.
While campaigning in Hartlepool on Tuesday, Mr Farage claimed he was offered a peerage last Friday.
"We have decided ourselves that we absolutely have to put country before party and take the fight to Labour", he said.
Leader Jeremy Corbyn said Monday the Brexit Party's move meant U.S. President Donald Trump got his wish for an alliance between Johnson and Farage.
"This Trump alliance is Thatcherism on steroids and could send GBP 500 million a week from our NHS to big drugs companies".
THE Brexit Party has named its candidate for Portsmouth South despite pleas from the Conservatives to enter into an election pact.