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Nigel Farage has urged Reform UK may take over the Tories if they’re annihilated on the subsequent basic election.

The former Ukip chief, who’s mulling a comeback, mentioned if the rebranded Brexit Party does nicely and the Conservatives undergo a drubbing then “something very big is coming afterwards”.

He pointed to the instance of Canadian politics within the Nineteen Nineties when a brand new social gathering referred to as Reform changed the Progressive Conservative Party after an election defeat, earlier than later merging with them.

He instructed Unherd: “If Reform do well and get a lot of votes and a reasonable representation of seats — and the Tories do very badly — then something very big is coming afterwards.

“Reform basically reverse took over the Conservatives and Stephen Harper became Prime Minister. If there was a model, it’s Canada. If it’s doable, I don’t know. We’ll see.”

Reform modified its title to the Canadian Alliance earlier than formally merging with the Progressive Conservative Party.

Stephen Harper, who was certainly one of Reform’s founders, went on to grow to be Canada’s Conservative prime minister between 2006 and 2015.

Mr Farage’s feedback come amid ongoing hypothesis over whether or not he’ll return to frontline politics.

In his greatest trace but, he mentioned there’s a “historic opportunity to really change things”.

Mr Farage added: “I edge towards thinking that may be the case.”

But he admitted he’s nonetheless “very burnt” from 2015 when Ukip secured 4 million votes within the basic election and just one seat.

It comes because the rebranded Brexit Party, of which Mr Farage is honorary president, hit a file 16% in a YouGov ballot yesterday.

The survey carried out from March 26 to 27 put the right-wing social gathering simply 5 factors behind the Conservatives on 21%.