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Boris Johnson rejects Nigel Farage's offer of non-aggression pact at next general election

Boris Johnson rejects Nigel Farage's offer of non-aggression pact at next general election

The Brexit Party had offered to stay away from seats now held by a Conservative MP who voted against the Withdrawal Agreement three times and supports no deal.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he is "eager for an election" but wants to see legislation created to stop a no-deal Brexit on 31 October implemented first.

Some shadow cabinet ministers, including Emily Thornberry, have already made clear they would support remain in any referendum, whatever deal a Labour government managed to negotiate. "That is our first priority", he said.

"We are ready for that election, we are ready to unleash the biggest people-powered campaign we've ever seen in this country and in this movement", he stated.

The 70-year-old said an incoming Labour government would hold a new referendum - with Remain and a "credible" option for Leave on the ballot paper.

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In a speech on Wednesday in London, Mr Watson will say a single-issue Brexit election may not break the deadlock in Parliament - something only a second referendum can achieve with certainty. "I don't accept it, and I don't agree with it".

"If we go beyond the 31st of October and we are still a member of the European Union - which looks increasingly likely - then a lot of votes will shift from the Conservative Party to the Brexit Party", Farage told reporters.

Earlier Mr Watson gave a speech where he said that the result of the 2016 referendum is no longer valid, claiming that information had emerged that proved there was "no such thing as a good Brexit deal".

Meanwhile, Scotland's highest civil court has ruled that the prime minister's suspension of the UK Parliament was unlawful.

The Court of Session in Edinburgh found ministers had stopped MPs from sitting for the "improper objective of stymying Parliament". In a separate interview, he said Labour would continue to try to represent both sides of the Brexit divide.

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