November 12, 2019
Nigel Farage today claimed that Boris Johnson tried to bribe him with a peerage before his climb-down over the general election.
The Brexit Party leader said he was offered a seat in the House of Lords last Friday, branding the offer ‘ridiculous’.
It came as Mr Farage partially bowed to massive pressure by declaring that the Brexit Party will not fight any Tory-held seats.
Mr Farage made the dramatic announcement that he was ‘putting country before party’ and would focus on fighting Labour-held constituencies. But despite the retreat – with 317 Conservative candidates now set to get a free run on December 12 – there is still a real danger that the Brexit Party could prevent Mr Johnson getting an overall majority.
Mr Farage told the Daily Mirror he wanted ‘nothing’ from the Government ‘and I have asked for nothing’.
Pressed on an offer of a peerage in return for not standing against the Conservatives he added: ‘I was offered one last Friday.
‘Ridiculous – the thought they can buy me, a high-paid job; but I’m not interested, I don’t want to know.’
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:07 am