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Backbenchers have urged the previous Prime Minister to carry talks with Nigel Farage as a part of a management tie-up.
Conservative backbenchers are stated to be panicking about polling figures which present voters turning to the Reform Party, the successor to Mr Farage’s Brexit Party.
The rebelling MPs hope they will persuade the 2 political heavyweight to type a pact and shut the 20 level lead held by Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour.
One Tory MP stated: “Reform are going to kill us, so we have to buy Farage off. The plan is we get him into the Lords, give him some brief like we did with Cameron – maybe even Home Secretary – then go to the country with the dream team.
“It may not be enough to win, but it would definitely re-energise our base, shake up the debate and give Starmer something to think about.”
Some MPs imagine Mr Johsnon, who stop as an MP earlier this 12 months, is the one individual with the ability to neutralise Mr Farage’s influence in Red Wall seats.
The Boris backers imagine they will carry Mr Johnson to the Commons if an MP stop a protected seat earlier than the election.
Voters within the Midlands and North have been those the Former Prime Minister received over from Labour on the 2019 General Election.
They stated: “Within about six to eight weeks we’ll be polling in the high teens, and the Tories will start to slip below 20 percent.
“At that point between five and ten MPs will realise the game’s up, and defect to us. Then it’s game over.
“We’re looking at the last majority Tory administration of our lifetime. We’re going to destroy them.” A spokesman for Mr Johnson denied the existence of any plans to group up with Mr Farage.
Meanwhile a supply near Mr Farage insisted that any pact between the 2 heavyweights would “soon end in tears”.