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The UK elections environment has seen a dramatic twist this week.
Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit party, announced that the party will not field candidates in Conservative constituencies and will only oppose those held by Labour or other parties.
There has been a great deal of speculation over the recent weeks as to whether Farage would stand against the Tories. This would have potentially diluted the vote enough to stop the Conservatives from gaining a majority.
However, Farage’s announcement that his party will not run against 317 Conservative-held seats marks a stark change in course from his recent pledge to fight for 600 government seats.
Farage Signals a Retreat
Speaking at an election rally in Hartlepool, Farage told his supporters:
“I will tell you now exactly what we are going to do. The Brexit Party will not contest the 317 seats the Conservatives won at the last election… But what we will do is concentrate our total effort into all the seats that are held by the...
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