The Brexit Party leader claimed he wanted to “fight a general election” alongside the Conservative Party. Conservative figures reprimanded Mr Farage and his party after he claimed to have offered a “genuine hand of friendship”. He hit back at them adding he was “struck by the tone” of a description of him and Brexit-campaigning ally Arron Banks.
A senior Conservative source said they are not “fit and proper” to work with the party.
Mr Farage laughed when asked about the opinion of Boris Johnson’s advisor Dominic Cummings, he added the remarks made by him had been “petty”.
The comments came after senior Conservative sources revealed they had ruled out a Brexit Party election pact, with a source having said they “shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near government”.
The Prime Minister dismissed suggestions a deal could be done between the two men with a spokesperson saying: “The PM will not be doing a deal with Nigel Farage.”
Mr Farage responded to the comments during a Brexit rally in the north east of England, Sedgefield.
He said: “In the end, politics is about numbers and our support, together with the Conservative support, we would be unstoppable.”
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