Nigel Farage has said a clean exit from the EU can be achieved with Boris Johnson becoming prime minister and forming an election agreement with the Brexit Party.
In an event hosted by the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday Farage said, “If Boris said ‘right, we’re ditching this terrible treaty, it’s the worst deal in history, I made a terrible mistake in voting for it, we’re ditching it.
“‘We’re giving Europe notice we’re leaving on the 31st of October on WTO (World Trade Organisation) terms.
“We’re going to do our utmost to make sure that in terms of terms of aviation, transport, the Port of Dover there is as little disruption as there possibly can be’ then you might spring them into action and they might offer some sort of tariff-free deal.
“And if Boris did that, and he was prepared to go to House of Commons to be voted down, to lose a motion of confidence, to go the country on a general election on that ticket and with the support of people of like me, he would win a massive, thumping majority.”
The newspapers Christopher Hope asked him to reiterate his support for a deal contingent on going to the polls.
Farage replied, “If he was prepared to do that of course I’d want to work with them, of course I’d do that.”
On Sunday Farage said that there is “little chance” of the Tories delivering on the promise to leave the EU on 31 October, even if the Johnson becomes prime minister.