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Nigel Farage has been accused of “playing mind games” with Tory MPs as he made it clear he’s nonetheless contemplating a run for Parliament on the basic election.

The former Ukip and Brexit Party chief turned star GB News host is at the moment honourary President of Reform UK however has been eyeing a bid to develop into an MP since he got here out of the Australian jungle for ITV’s I’m a Celebrity final yr.

Express.co.uk was the primary to disclose that Farage was contemplating working in Clacton in Essex towards Tory MP and former Remainer Giles Watling.

Clacton was the seat that Douglas Carswell gained for Ukip forward of the EU Referendum and held on to in 2015 earlier than stepping down in 2017.

Mr Farage addressed the hypothesis over the overall election bid in an interview for UnHerd.

Asked concerning the election bid tobe an MP, he mentioned: “I honestly don’t know.”

He went on: “Life for me is pretty good. I’ve got a job that I love… I’m earning very good money, which I haven’t done for 30 years.

“The youngsters are all grown up… getting again into politics means giving all that up. But possibly, simply possibly.”

One Tory MP reacted: “He’s simply enjoying thoughts video games with us now!”

Another said: “If he is critical meaning I stand no likelihood of successful my seat.”

With Reform UK on the rise up to 13% in the last Techne UK poll, theree are fears among Conservatives that Farage spearheading a general election campaign will see their vote split further.

In some regions, a third of the 2019 Tory voters have switched to Reform UK.

Already Reform has been boosted by the defection of Lee Anderson who joined after he was suspended by the Tories over comments he made about London’s Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan which Rishi Sunak claimed were “Islamophobic”.

Farage ws the primary particular person to name on Anderson to hitch Reform after has suspended in an interview in Washington DC with Express.co.uk.

The one factor many imagine is holding Farage again as he prepares to rejoice his sixtieth birthday subsequent week is the prospect of Donald Trump successful the US Presidential election.

It is thought that Trump desires Farage on the marketing campaign path for him within the election in November which may conflict with the one within the UK.

Added to that there’s hypothesis that Farage will get a job if Trump wins.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1882761/nigel-farage-mind-games-conservatives-election