Post by Gary Walker Post by Incubus
I'm glad that a good number of his supporters see the danger of what he is
doing. Although I have a lot of respect for Nigel Farage and am grateful to
him for helping to bring us this far, his current position does make me
question his judgement of the situation we are in.
I'd be amazed if he carried out the threat. I think he's miffed that
Johnson's snubbed him. And Johnson is a fool to have done so. If he had
any sense, he'd offer Farage a dignified exit by acknowledging his
contribution to the cause of returning democracy to these shores and he'd
show some respect for Farage's unwavering principles in exposing the
rotten EU to account for many decades.
In return, Farage could contest only the toxic (for Tories) seats that
will not damage the Tories' seat count, when the fat lady sings.
Johnson is a remainer at heart, and doesn't want a pact with Nigel
Farage because that way he wouldn't be able to organise our exit in such
a way that effectively leaves us still tied to the EU.
However, he still remains our only realistic hope of getting out. If TBP
contest Tory seats then leavers should vote Tory there to avoid the
possibility of splitting the leave vote and letting either Labour or the
Lib-Dims in. Only in Labour seats should they vote for TBP.
I live in a constituency that is firmly in the hands of the
Conservatives. These days I generally advocate voting for none of the
main parties - I loathe them all equally (last time I spoilt my ballot
paper rather than vote for anyone) - but this time I will vote Tory,
holding my nose as I do so!
Hmmm I am still undecided. You make good points though.