POLL OF THE DAY: Should Nigel Farage do a deal with the Tories? YOUR VERDICT

Nigel Farage and Suella Braverman

POLL OF THE DAY: Should Nigel Farage do a deal with the Tories? VOTE HERE

Oliver Trapnell

By Oliver Trapnell

Published: 11/06/2024

- 05:00

Updated: 11/06/2024

- 20:06

Farage was a Conservative Party member between 1978 and 1992

Nigel Farage has ruled out a deal with the Conservative Party after Suella Braverman yesterday extended an olive branch to the Reform leader.

The Clacton-on-Sea candidate said “all marriage plans are off” when it comes to rejoining the Tory party.

Yesterday, the former Home Secretary said the Tories are a “broad church” and should not exclude anyone who wants “Conservatives to get elected”.

Braverman told The Times: “We need to, in the future, to find some way to work together because there shouldn’t be big differences between us.

“I would welcome Nigel into the Conservative Party. There’s not much difference really between him and many of the policies that we stand for.

“We are a broad church, we should be a welcoming party and an inclusive party and if someone is supportive of the party, that’s a pre-condition and they want Conservatives to get elected then they should be welcomed.”

However, Farage, who was a Conservative Party member between 1978 and 1992, rejected the suggestion.

The Reform UK leader said: “Well, look, I mean, Suella Braverman said I should rejoin the Conservatives because our policies are very similar.

“I don’t think so, I don’t think so.

“What they’ve done, allowing nearly two and a half million people to settle in the country in the last two years, is most certainly not our policy.

“So I do like her, I do admire her, but I’m afraid at the moment all marriage plans are off.”

69 per cent of GB News members who voted in the poll do not think Nigel Farage should do a deal with the Tories.

On the other hand, 28 per cent of those who voted believe he should, while three per cent are unsure.

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