General choosing 2019: Nigel Farage will not mount as candidate

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Media captionMr Farage final stood for choosing in South Thanet in 2015

Nigel Farage has pronounced he will not be station as a claimant in a ubiquitous choosing on 12 December.

The Brexit Party personality told a BBC’s Andrew Marr he had suspicion “very hard” though had motionless he could “serve a means better” by ancillary his party’s 600 possibilities “across a UK”.

“I don’t wish to be in politics for a rest of my life,” he said.

Jeremy Corbyn pronounced Mr Farage’s preference was “a bit weird” given a Brexit Party hopes to mount in many places.

The Labour personality said: “It’s apparently his decision. It’s a bit uncanny to lead a domestic celebration that is apparently contesting all or many of a seats adult in a choosing and he himself is not charity himself for election.”

Mr Farage, who has stood unsuccessfully for Parliament 7 times and now sits in a European Parliament, also also criticised a PM’s Brexit deal..

The 55-year-old told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show a understanding concluded progressing this month was “virtually worse that being in a EU”.

“If Boris Johnson was going for a genuine Brexit, we wouldn’t need to quarrel opposite him in this election,” he said.

On Friday, a prime apportion deserted an fondness with Mr Farage’s Brexit Party, revelation BBC domestic editor Laura Kuenssberg doing deals with “any other party… simply risks putting Jeremy Corbyn into Number 10”.

Mr Farage had called on a primary apportion to dump his Brexit deal, combine in a “Leave alliance” or face a Brexit Party claimant in each chair in a election.

He told a Marr show: “I always suspicion that to win an election, get a large infancy so we can get a correct Brexit, a coming-together would be a objective.

“I still wish and urge it happens though it doesn’t demeanour like it will.”

‘Deep regret’

Mr Johnson maintains that a usually approach out of a EU is to “go with a understanding we’ve got”.

The primary apportion told Sophy Ridge on Sky that he was “deeply, deeply disappointed” to skip a 31 Oct deadline to secure Brexit, job it “a matter of low regret”.

The PM had formerly pronounced he would rather “die in a ditch” than ask a EU to check Brexit over Halloween.

Mr Johnson told a programme that he was sorry, and took responsibility, for blank a date, though indicted Parliament of unwell to exercise his deal.

He also pronounced Donald Trump was “patently in error” when a US boss warned a government’s Brexit understanding would bushel a UK-US trade deal.

Mr Farage pronounced Mr Johnson’s understanding “kills off any possibility of genuine independence”.

“If Boris is dynamic to hang to this new EU treaty, afterwards that is not Brexit,” he said.


Analysis: Why is Farage not station again?

By domestic match Jessica Parker

Political opponents of Nigel Farage will credit him of using frightened after he pronounced he would not mount as a claimant in December’s poll.

They will advise he’s not going to run since he thinks he’s not going to win.

But a flip side is that rather than concentrating on one subdivision where he privately competence try to win, Mr Farage is creation it transparent he’s going to try to make Boris Johnson’s life flattering difficult.

That’s if this supposed Leave fondness doesn’t occur – and it doesn’t demeanour like it will.

The Brexit Party personality has done it transparent he has no seductiveness in removing on house with Mr Johnson’s understanding during all.

It’s expected Mr Farage will spend a lot of a debate unequivocally criticising it, since a Tory celebration personality will contend he’s got an oven-ready understanding to benefaction and get by Parliament within weeks.


Treasury apportion Rishi Sunak strike behind during a critique of a deal, revelation a Andrew Marr show: “I campaigned for Leave, we spent a lot of time articulate to my voters and others opposite a North East and in Yorkshire – what do they wish from Brexit?

“They wish to finish giveaway transformation and reinstate it with a points system, they wish to finish a fact that income keeps going to a EU year after year, they wish to make certain we’re in control of a laws, and also they wish us to have an eccentric trade policy. These are all things a primary minister’s understanding delivers.

“What we would contend to Nigel Farage is, infrequently in politics, as in life, you’ve got to take approbation for an answer.”

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Also appearing on a programme, shade chancellor John McDonnell suggested that a Labour supervision would find to finish privatised contracts in a NHS.

He pronounced that, as a contracts ran out, a work should be brought in-house, and that a open didn’t wish income “being poured into a pockets of profiteers”.

Pushed on either an incoming Labour supervision would see a expulsion of all privatisation in a NHS, Mr McDonnell pronounced “we’ll see how those contracts run out.”

The Conservatives have strongly denied that a NHS is “up for sale”.

Asked if Labour would throw a enlargement of Heathrow airport, Mr McDonnell pronounced a celebration would make a preference formed on a set of criteria covering a environmental, mercantile and amicable impact of a project.

“On a stream criteria, we’ve pronounced really clearly, Heathrow enlargement doesn’t qualify.”

And on taxes, he pronounced Labour would boost income taxation for a tip 5% of earners and lift house taxation in sequence to compensate for “investments in schools and training”.

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