THE Brexit party has agreed only to stand in seats where their candidacy will not affect the result in any way.
Nigel Farage has confirmed he will not be standing candidates anywhere the Conservatives won last time, anywhere that Labour might beat the Conservatives and anywhere else Boris Johnson ‘likes the look of’.
The move means that the Brexit party will now only contest a handful of safe SNP seats, a number of wards in extreme liberal metropolitan areas and the Green Party-held Brighton Pavilion.
Farage explained: “There obviously wasn’t any danger we’d win. But unlike Euro and council elections, this one matters. I didn’t want it on my conscience that we’d had some kind of indirect effect.
“So we’ll only be fighting in Labour heartlands, in left-wing London seats where we’ll be greeted with utter revulsion, and anywhere held by Sinn Fein. Hoping for a vote share of under two per cent.
“Our candidates are relieved – they didn’t want their families finding out – and of course Boris Johnson is very grateful. I’m sure he’ll reward me. Quite sure.”
The prime minister said: “Grateful? Because he did what I wanted? That’s the bare minimum everyone should do, all the time.”