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Boris Johnson rejects Nigel Farage’s offer of non-aggression pact at next general election

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Nigel Farage’s offer of a non-aggression pact with Boris Johnson at the next general election has been firmly rejected by Downing Street.

The Brexit Party leader used a newspaper advert on Wednesday to set out how he would not stand candidates against the Conservatives in some areas if the prime minister committed to a “clean-break Brexit”.

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Under the terms of the offer, the Brexit Party would not contest seats at a general election in areas where the Tories were competing against the Liberal Democrats or other Remain-backing parties.

In exchange, Mr Farage called on Mr Johnson not to field candidates against Brexit Party hopefuls in Leave-supporting areas in the North, the Midlands and Wales that are currently held by Labour.

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The prime minister would also have to support taking the UK out of the EU without a reworked version of his predecessor Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement, known as a no-deal Brexit.

Boris Johnson rejects Nigel Farage’s offer of non-aggression pact at next general election

Nigel Farage’s offer of a non-aggression pact with Boris Johnson at the next general election has been firmly rejected by Downing Street. The Brexit Party leader used a newspaper advert on Wednesday to set out how he would not stand candidates against the Conservatives in some areas if the prime minister committed to a “clean-break Brexit”.

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