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Brexit Party's Farage set to fight every seat in poll battle against PM Johnson

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Published on November 1, 2019 - Duration: 01:05s

Brexit Party's Farage set to fight every seat in poll battle against PM Johnson

Nigel Farage opened his election campaign on Friday by telling Prime Minister Boris Johnson that his Brexit Party will contest every seat in Britain unless he ditches his EU divorce deal and agrees to an electoral alliance of Brexit-supporting parties.

Lauren Anthony reports.

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Brexit Party's Farage set to fight every seat in poll battle against PM Johnson

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BREXIT PARTY LEADER, NIGEL FARAGE, SAYING: "It is November the 1st.

And yes, we are still members of the European Union." The leader of the UK's Brexit Party Nigel Farage has some stern words for Boris Johnson.

He's not happy at all with the prime minister's EU divorce deal.

And his dissatisfaction came with a threat -- if you don't drop it, we're coming after your seats in parliament.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BREXIT PARTY LEADER, NIGEL FARAGE, SAYING: "...we will contest every single seat in England, Scotland and Wales." One of the original "Leave" campaigners, Farage wants to put together an electoral alliance of hardline Brexiteers.

With a highly unpredictable pre-Christmas election looming, an alliance on either side could be a game changer.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BREXIT PARTY LEADER, NIGEL FARAGE, SAYING: "...that doesn't mean just Conservatives and the Brexit Party.

There are Labour figures out there that I've spoken to who would more than happily stand in this election if we could put this coalition together." Both Johnson's Conservatives and opposition Labour will have to fight on at least three fronts: against each other, against the Brexit Party seeking to poach "Leave" voters -- and against the Liberal Democrats hoping to win over "Remainers".

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