Nigel Farage had hinted he would not stand candidates against Conservatives if Boris Johnson agreed to drop his Brexit deal and push ahead with a no-deal exit. But the prime minster refused to bow to the demands of the Brexit Party leader, insisting he did not need the help of any other group to get the job done. Mr Duncan Smith said the Tories do not feel threatened by the 600 candidates Mr Farage is fielding because the Brexit Party’s cause is built on a desire to “protest” not a desire to govern the country.
The veteran Tory told Express.co.uk: “There’s only one party that can deliver Brexit and it’s the Conservative Party.
“The Brexit Party cannot deliver Brexit.
“They are not a Government party but a protest party.
“The Conservatives cannot go making pacts with other parties.
Iain Duncan Smith has dismissed Nigel Farage's Brexit Party as a mere 'protest' group (Image: GETTY)
Mr Farage compared Mr Johnson to a dodgy car salesman (Image: GETTY)
“Brexit is not the only cause we have, we have a whole range of polices and things that we have to get right.”
He rejected the notion that Mr Johnson and Mr Farage could somehow be an “unstoppable force” in British politics if they came together, an idea touted by US President Donald Trump.
In an interview with Mr Farage on his LBC show, Mr Trump said the prime minister has a “lot of respect” for the Brexit Party leader.
Mr Farage praised Mr Johnson for bringing “energy” to the Brexit cause and offered to support him in his efforts to deliver on the results of the 2016 referendum.
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