The pressure is mounting from grassroots Brexiteers for some kind of deal between Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party and Boris Johnson’s Conservatives.
On the BBC’s Marr Show Chancellor Sajid Javid said that he did not believe one was necessary. However, a poll of Politicalite readers on Twitter found 86% disagreed with Mr Javid.
Furthermore, a poll of both Conservative and Brexit Party voters found that 79% of Brexit Party and 73% of Conservative voters backed the idea.
Mr Farage has consistently said that the Brexit Party will put “country before Party” and be willing to enter into a ‘non-aggression’ deal with Mr Johnson to ensure Brexit is delivered. However, the stumbling block could be Mr Johnson’s insistence on leaving the EU with a deal, one he repeated in Dublin today before talks with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Mr Johnson insisted that a deal can be done on Brexit on time for Britain to leave on October 31st. Today in Parliament he is expected to again lose a vote on calling an early General Election before potentially suspending Parliament.