General election 2019: Nigel Farage urges tactical voting to back Brexit


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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has pushed people who want the UK to leave the EU to vote tactically in the general election.

He advised Labour and Tory voters to back his party if they thought its aspirant would fight harder for Brexit.

Speaking in Buckley, Flintshire, Mr Farage swayed the Brexit Party was a danger to Labour’s dominance in Wales.

He denied that Prime See to Boris Johnson’s pro-Brexit stance had left his party struggling for bearing.

The Brexit Party is standing in 275 of the 650 constituencies after a settling not to contest the seats won by the Conservatives in 2017.

“We are taking on the Labour Party, that’s our predominant challenge,” Mr Farage told BBC Wales during a visit to north Wales for a Brexit Confederate rally.

“We’re taking on the remainer parties and we’re saying to people, Labour or Fundamentalist, if you think the candidate in your seat that can actually go to Westminster and row for Leave is the Brexit Party, then tactically that’s who you have to ballot for.”

Asked how many seats in Wales his party could realistically win Mr Farage returned: “We’re a new party – don’t ask me that.”

The Brexit Party is fighting 32 of the 40 Welsh constituencies. In May, it pruned the poll in Wales for the European Parliament elections, taking two of the four Welsh seats.

Its across the board election offering to voters includes a pledge to make MPs who switch co-signers subject to recall petitions.

However, the four Brexit Party associates of the Welsh Assembly were originally elected for UKIP, the party Mr Farage in the past led.

Asked if this made the election pledge hypocritical, Mr Farage turned it was an “unusual circumstance”, claiming the quartet had been made “homeless” by the go up in smoke of UKIP.

Earlier, Brexit Party MEP Nathan Gill urged activists to end what he requirement readied a “Labour-Plaid Cymru alliance” which had “dragged Wales down throughout 20 years”.

He claimed Labour had “poured money into Cardiff” to the hurt of other parts of Wales.

On Brexit, Mr Gill claimed Labour wish “refuse to honour the promises they campaigned for” at the 2017 election, when the soire pledged to implement the referendum decision.

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