Boris Johnson launches extraordinary attack on & # 39; not fit and appropriate & # 39; Nigel Farage: PM says he will NEVER sign an election pact with the leader of the Brexit party
- Nigel Farage had offered Boris Johnson an election pact for the next general election
- He wanted a free walk on 90 seats and would not stand on Tory seats in return
- But Prime Minister spokesman said Johnson & # 39; will not make a deal with & # 39; Mr. Farage
- Meanwhile, senior Tory source said that Mr. Farage is not a & # 39; fit person & # 39; used to be
Boris Johnson has ruled out an election pact with Nigel Farage because a high conservative source said that the leader of the Brexit party should never go to the government anywhere.
Mr Farage had a & # 39; non-attack treaty & # 39; offered at the next general election and claimed that such an arrangement did not stop Mr. Johnson & # 39; would make.
But a prime minister spokesman rejected suggestions that a deal could be made between the two men because he said: & # 39; The prime minister won't make a deal with Nigel Farage. & # 39;
In the meantime, a senior Tory source moved unambiguously away from speculation that an alliance could be agreed in the future as they launched an extraordinary attack on Mr. Farage and former Ukip donor Arron Banks.
The source said: "Neither Nigel Farage nor Arron Banks are fit and proper persons and should never come close to the government."
The comments are likely to lead to a furious response from Mr. Farage, who said that his offer of a pact was only available if Mr. Johnson intended to wholeheartedly support a No Deal Brexit.
The prime minister wants to keep the option of a No Deal Brexit on the table, but his preference remains for Great Britain with a deal.
The explosive remarks came in the midst of claims that Mr. Farage would agree an alliance with the Tories if his party were given a free seat in 90 seats in the next election – now expected in November or December.
The Brexiteer hardline said that in return he would not set off candidates against sitting Tory MPs or in specific constituencies.
Mr Farage wants to go after Labor seats in the Midlands, South Wales and the north of England, where Ukip has performed strongly in the past but where the Tories are not real challengers.
But all chances for a deal between Mr. Farage and Mr. Johnson now seem dead.
Boris Johnson, pictured yesterday in London, today ruled out an election pact with the Brexit party
Mr. Farage, pictured on ITV & # 39; s Good Morning Britain program on Monday, said a pact Mr. Johnson & # 39; unstoppable & # 39; would make
A source told The Sun that Mr. Farage & # 39; has had some conversations with people who are very close to Boris, not with MPs or ministers to keep them discreet & # 39 ;.
They said: “They need to check more if he takes a deal seriously than actual negotiations, and the Tories now appreciate that he is. It's a start & # 39 ;.
The source added: & # 39; It's very simple, it's all about the numbers. Boris knows that he cannot reach a majority without our help & # 39 ;.
Mr. Farage is hopeful that his party will be able to take advantage of a quick survey on Labor & # 39; s confusing Brexit position.
However, the road to a pact already seemed difficult to anticipate today's comments because of Mr Farage's most important condition.
He wants a No Deal Brexit to come because he believes that's the only way to get a & # 39; clean break & # 39; from Brussels.
But Mr. Johnson remains determined to reach a deal with the EU by October 31.
He does not see a No Deal split somewhere with almost the same enthusiasm as Mr. Farage, which would probably complicate an alliance.
Mr. Johnson's decision to fire up a prospect of a deal with Mr. Farage is likely to raise concerns with senior Tory figures.
The prime minister has been under pressure to make a deal with the Brexit party to prevent the Eurosceptic vote from being split when the nation goes to the polls.
But the two sides now seem destined to go with Mr. Farage saying he will put candidates in every seat if he didn't like Mr. Johnson's approach to Brexit.
It sets the tone for what will be a tough election campaign.
It will also probably disappoint many Tory and Brexit Party supporters.
A recent poll for The Sunday Times showed that seven out of 10 people who vote conservatively and eight out of 10 Back-ups from the Brexit party were in favor of joining the two leaders.
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