Election: Boris REJECTS Farages ultimatum saying his Brexit deal is fantastic and delivers everything people want


BORIS Johnson has rejected Nigel Farages election ultimatum and said his Brexit deal is fantastic and delivers everything people want.

The PM warned voters that backing the Brexit Party would ensure Brits endure a catastrophic menu of life under a Labour government.

Boris rejected Farage’s ultimatum and said that any votes for the Brexit Party would put Corbyn in No 10
Nigel Farage has vowed to fight Boris Johnson in every seat unless the PM drops his Brexit deal

He told ITVs Robert Peston: What weve got is a fantastic deal that nobody thought we could get.

It delivers everything that people wanted from the Brexit referendum, so taking back control of our money, borders, laws plus the whole of the UK coming out able to do proper free trade deal.

Mr Johnson also warned voters supporting any party other than the Tories would be handing Jeremy Corbyn the keys to No10.

He said: If you vote for any other party the risk is youll just get Jeremy Corbyn , the Labour party, dither and delay, not just one referendum next year but two referendums .

One on the EU, more the toxic, tedious torpor of another referendum on the EU, plus a referendum on breaking up the union between England and Scotland.

What a catastrophic menu for next year.

Mr Johnsons comments come after Mr Farage issued him with an election ultimatum drop your Brexit deal and form a pact or Ill fight you in 500 seats.

The Brexit Party leader has given the PM two weeks to join his Leave Alliance or face a battle for Leave voters across the country.


Speaking at the launch of the Brexit Party election campaign today, he said: The real deal is a Leave alliance which wins a big majority in Parliament.

I hope common sense prevails. We are prepared, all of us, to put country before party and we put that appeal out to Boris Johnson.

But, if they choose not to, we will stand up and do this on our own.

The PM has faced repeated calls by Mr Farage to join forces and take on Mr Corbyn with Brexit Party chiefs promising to deliver a thundering majority.
Nigel Farage told his party’s election launch: “Boris tells us it’s a great new deal, it is not. It’s a bad treaty. Simply, it is not Brexit.

“Boris’ deal gives us all of the burdens of EU membership but no say whatsoever.”

The Brexiteer also blasted Labour and accused Jeremy Corbyn of “betraying” Leave voters over offering them options of “Remain and Remain”.

Mr Farage has repeatedly told the Tories he would be open to an election pact to see off a challenge from Mr Corbyn.

Brexit party chief Richard Tice vowed to deliver a “thundering majority” for the PM if they join forces.

Last week senior Brexiteer Tories called on Mr Farage to step aside and let Mr Johnson have a clear run at Leave-leaning areas.

However, any hopes of that happening appear remote with Mr Farage saying his party are more than equipped to fight a far reaching campaign on their own if the Tories ignore their offer.

He said: “We have enough money for a fully funded election campaign.

The real deal is a Leave alliance which wins a big majority in Parliament.

“I hope common sense prevails. We are prepared, all of us, to put country before party and we put that appeal out to Boris Johnson.

“But, if they choose not to, we will stand up and do this on our own.”

Tory chairman James Cleverly said Mr Farage could derail Brexit and warned voters that backing him would see Mr Corbyn in Downing Street.

He said: “A vote for Farage risks letting Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street via the back door – and the country spending 2020 having two referendums on Brexit and Scottish independence.

“It will not get Brexit done – and it will create another gridlocked Parliament that doesnt work.


Mr Johnson faces a fight with the Brexit Party for the Leave vote in 90 key battleground seats that could be crucial in delivering Jeremy Corbyn the keys to No10.

The seats are spread across the country from Sedgefield and Bury North to Birmingham Erdington and Ilford North

If Mr Farage stood down in the constituencies 70 per cent of his supporters would go to the Tories.

This would result in Mr Johnson beating Labour to 38 crucial seats.

Boris would also win another 50 seats if all Brexit Party voters switched to back the PM in a national vote, analysis based on projections by Electoral Calculus suggests.

The figures come as the Tories thrash Labour in the polls – storming ahead with a 17 point lead.

Forty one per cent of Brits want BoJo in Downing Street, while only 24 per cent are backing Mr Corbyn and 20 per cent want Lib Dem boss Jo Swinson as PM.


Mr Farage also fired off a warning to Labour and accused Mr Corbyn of misleading voters.

He said: “For the 5million Labour voters who turned out in the 2016 referendum and voted to leave this represents nothing less than a complete and utter betrayal.”

The Brexiteer boss said that Mr Corbyns Brexit policy is for the Remainer elite in London and not for the rest of the UK – adding that it is for people in “Dalston not Doncaster”.

Labour’s stated position is to delay Brexit further to try to negotiate a new deal, and then hold a referendum for which some members of the shadow cabinet would campaign for Remain.

The Brexit Party boss said he would be coming after Mr Corbyn’s Brexit-leaning seats and planned to campaign in the east Midlands, the north east, and south Wales next week.

He told reporters his party “poses a very major problem to Labour” and those areas will be his key targets.

Mr Farage refused to rule out whether he would be standing as an MP in the election and said his own plans would be a “massive distraction” from his quest to broker a Leave Alliance.

He told reporters: “We’re going to announce all of that in the next few days.”


Yesterday Donald Trump waded into the debate during an interview with Mr Farage on LBC.

The US President urged Mr Johnson to join forces with the Brexit Party boss and described the two party leaders as a potentially unstoppable force.

Mr Trump blasted Mr Corbyn and said he would take the UK to such bad places.

Trump said: “I have great relationships with many of the leaders, including Boris who’s a fantastic man – I think he’s the exact right guy for the times.

“I know that you and him will end up doing something that could be terrific – if you and he get together it’s [an] unstoppable force.

“Corbyn would be so bad for your country, he’d be so bad, he’d take you in such a bad way.

“He’d take you into such bad places. But your country has tremendous potential, it’s a great country.”

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