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Nigel Farage challenges Boris Johnson to accept ‘most generous offer ever’ to save Brexit

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Daily Express :: Politics Feed 

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His “non-aggression pact” would involve his party not standing against Leave-backing Tory MPs, in return for a no-deal Brexit pledge. Mr Farage also said Irish premier Leo Varadkar had “let the cat out of the bag” by suggesting the EU wanted a “treaty” rather than a deal. And he accused Commons Speaker John Bercow of collusion with the EU. Speaking minutes before addressing a Brexit Party rally in Watford, Mr Farage said: “I’ve made the most generous offer ever made in British politics. Whatever leader has ever made the kind of offer I’ve made? “Why? Because I put country before party. If they don’t take up that offer, they don’t really want Brexit.”

He added: “What worries me is he’s [Mr Johnson] said we are leaving on October 31 and then the Scottish Court of Session had evidence that he wouldn’t apply for an extension.

“Is he telling people the truth? If they wake up on November 1 and find he was telling them something that wasn’t actually true, he may have a problem.”

Reacting to fresh signs of progress after the Prime Minister’s talks with Mr Varadkar yesterday, Mr Farage said: “I love what Varadkar said, it was beautiful. He hopes a ‘treaty’ can be agreed by the end of October. How many times have I been trying to tell Express readers – this is not a deal.

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“A deal is when you and I shake hands and agree on something. This is a treaty.

“I haven’t spent 25 years of my life fighting to leave European treaties to sign up to another one.

“This is a disaster. I know that Boris Johnson has a split party. I know he has to do something to get it through the House of Commons. But frankly, to sign up to any form of this treaty would be a mistake.

“I think Varadkar really let the cat out of the bag.”

Mr Farage also urged Mr Johnson to consider boycotting a crunch EU summit next week and said: “If he goes and walks out, I’d love to see it.

He added: “I like his energy, I like his optimism. But the Conservative Party? I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them.”

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Mr Farage predicted a further Brexit delay and a general election was the most likely outcome from the current talks.

He said Mr Johnson should not break the law by defying the so-called Benn Act, which forces him to request a Brexit delay.

He said: “I’d be very tempted not to pay my TV licence fee, but I don’t think as an elected MEP I can do that!”

Mr Farage also blasted Mr Bercow after European Parliament president David Sassoli revealed he held talks with the Speaker about a Brexit extension.

“[Mr Bercow] is an absolute disgrace,” he said. Talk about collusion – goodness me.

“We want a neutral umpire, not a player. Let’s hope the next one is better than this one.” 

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Nigel Farage challenges Boris Johnson to accept ‘most generous offer ever’ to save Brexit

Nigel Farage has challenged Boris Johnson to accept “the most generous offer ever made in British politics” – a general election pact with his Brexit Party. Mr Farage told the Daily Express the Prime Minister could be forced into an alliance to defeat opposition parties bent on keeping the UK in the European Union forever.

His “non-aggression pact” would involve his party not standing against Leave-backing Tory MPs, in return for a no-deal Brexit pledge. Mr Farage also said Irish premier Leo Varadkar had “let the cat out of the bag” by suggesting the EU wanted a “treaty” rather than a deal.

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