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Farage decries Conservatives' 'disgraceful tactics'

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Published on November 14, 2019 - Duration: 01:28s

Farage decries Conservatives' 'disgraceful tactics'

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was using an array of 'disgraceful' tactics to try to prevent his candidates from standing in the Dec.

12 election.

Francesca Lynagh reports.

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Farage decries Conservatives' 'disgraceful tactics'

Out on the campaign trail with four weeks to go before the December 12th election.

As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson petted a bunny rabbit, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage accused the Conservative Party of using an array of ''disgraceful" tactics to try and prevent Brexit Party candidates from standing in the election that will define the fate of Brexit.

In the most significant move of the election to date, Farage on Monday (November 11) agreed to stand down 317 Brexit Party candidates in Conservative-held seats a step that could pave the way for a majority in parliament for the Brexit deal Johnson negotiated.

Johnson says he will get Brexit done by the end of January if he wins, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised to renegotiate the current exit deal and then hold another referendum.

Farage says his aim is to win enough parliamentary seats to hold Johnson to account.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BREXIT PARTY LEADER, NIGEL FARAGE, SAYING: "But I do think there is a message in those seats, if you are Labour and you're leave, you can't vote for them.

But if you are Conservative in those seats, for goodness sake, vote for the Brexit Party, because that is the way you get people into parliament that'll keep Boris honest." Farage argues that Johnson's deal does not constitute a real Brexit and would keep Britain too closely tied to the EU.

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