Farage from the madding crowd may trip up Tories

Johnson’s biggest worry as he mulls when to call for a general election is the growing strength of the Brexit Party leader and his supporters as they continue to push for an exit from the EU

27th October, 2019

Nigel Farage has never managed to get himself elected to the British parliament. Yet it is arguable that he has had greater influence on the direction of British politics than even the country’s two longest-serving prime ministers of recent times, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.

How can such an argument be advanced for the former leader of Ukip, a party whose membership was dismissed by then prime minister, David Cameron, as “fruitcakes, loonies...

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