UPDATED 10:08 AM PT — Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he is open to partnering up with front-runner prime minister candidate Boris Johnson to ensure a clean Brexit.
According to reports Tuesday, Farage mentioned he seeks to form an election pact with the new prime minister. He said it may kick the European Union into action.
Farage wants several economic assurances, and said if Johnson wants there to be as “little disruption as there possibly can be for Britain to leave then the EU might offer some sort of tariff-free deal.”
The Brexit leader said this move would ensure overwhelming support for the candidate:
“…if Boris did that and he was prepared to go to the House of Commons to be voted down, to lose a motion of confidence, to go to the country in a general election on that ticket and with the support of people like me – he would win a massive, thumping majority.”
Members of Parliament will vote up to three times this week to eliminate the least popular candidate in each round until there are only two remaining candidates in the prime minister race.