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Why the Farage-Johnson pact presents a huge opportunity for Remainers

The question is whether moderates can capitalise on it

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/PA Images

Nigel Farage’s announcement on Monday about the Brexit Party’s withdrawal from 317 Tory-held seats was, on the face of it, very good news for Boris Johnson. In those seats (and potentially more) there will now only be one mainstream Leave-supporting party, whereas before there were two. By contrast, in some seats there could be three or four candidates from mainstream parties supporting a referendum or revocation, splitting the votes of Remainers.

But politics is also full…

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