Boris Johnson says there’s ‘no point’ in doing a deal with Nigel Farage

MR Johnson ruled out an election pact with Nigel Farage to stop his Brexit Party destroying the Tories.

The frontrunner said there will be no need to do a deal if he leads Britain out of the EU on time – and comes up with a “great programme” for the future.

The Tory leadership frontrunner says there will be no need to do a deal with the Brexit Party if he delivers Brexit on time
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Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is chasing the Tories in the polls – and has even beaten them in one
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He added: “Everyone should be very, very optimistic about our agenda.

“People say why don’t you do a deal with this or that other party? I see no point in that. We’ve got to believe in our own party.

“As Nigel Farage will tell you, there was a historic meeting 25 years or so ago in a pub when he tried to recruit me and I tried to recruit him. It didn’t get anywhere and we went our separate ways.

“We are going to deliver Brexit and that’s what I hope Sun on Sunday readers will recognise. We’re the only party that can keep out Jeremy Corbyn – all the Brexit Party or Lib Dems can do is let him in.”

The hot favourite for the Tory leadership admitted he will make a “different sort” of PM — avoiding a repeat of Theresa May’s cautious approach for a more swashbuckling style.

In an interview with The Sun on Sunday, he insisted he will be batting for Britain with “maximum energy” and fighting to win.

Mr Johnson said: “For the last three years, quite frankly, we’ve had nothing but a diet of miserabilism. We can’t do this, we can’t do that. You know, ‘Computer says no’. And it’s really wretched.

“I think probably I’m going to be a different sort of Prime Minister in the sense that throughout my political career, I’ve tended to go for my shots.

“Sometimes I get out and sometimes I hit some runs. So let’s knock it out of the park. Well, I think, at least have a go.”


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