School of Politics and International Relations

Nigel Farage attacks ‘arrogance’ of senior Eurosceptic Tories

4 November 2019

A defiant Nigel Farage has branded senior Conservative Eurosceptics ‘arrogant’ and rejected their calls for him to pull back from standing a full slate of candidates in next month’s general election. The Brexit party leader has given Boris Johnson until 14 November to drop the EU withdrawal agreement and form a ‘patriotic alliance’. The Prime Minister has so far rejected the offer. Professor of Politics, Professor Tim Bale at Queen Mary University of London, said: “It’s possible that the Brexit party may be a more acceptable choice for Labour Leave voters with a cultural aversion to voting Tory. But all the psephological research shows very clearly that any populist radical right party nearly always steals far more votes from the mainstream right than it does from the centre-left.”
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