Farage Under 11th Hour Pressure

The Times are reporting that Senior Brexit Party figures are pushing Nigel Farage to stage an 11th-hour climb down and pull candidates from Boris Johnson’s top target seats hours before nominations close.

John Longworth, the Brexit Party MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber said: “In order to box clever for Brexit, my personal view is that the Brexit Party should focus its efforts on a limited number of constituencies which it thinks it can win and on constituencies where it can split the Labour vote.”

He has been joined in his call by fellow MEP Lance Forman who said: “I call upon all Conservative and Brexit Party PPCs In Leave voting constituencies to meet and decide who will be the most popular and allow the weaker one to stand aside.”