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Brexit News: Boris Johnson can beat Nigel Farage, said PM's former aide on BBC Newsnight | United Kingdom | News

Ahead of next week's European Union elections, the Brexit Party has jumped polls because many predict the Tories will be punished by voters. However, Mrs. May's former assistant, Chris Wilkins, has revealed Boris Johnson is the only member of parliament who can face the Brexit Party Nigel Farage. The former Foreign Secretary expressed his intention to run as leader of the Tory Party earlier this week and according to Mr Wilkins on BBC Newsnight, Mr Johnson was considered the person who could unite the party.

Speaking on BBC Newsnight, Mr. Wilkins said: "Boris Johnson has instant name recognition.

"He is also the type of person who has credentials to fight the Brexit Party from day one."

Following the announcement of Mrs. May said that he would set the date of his departure after voting on his Brexit Deal next month, Mr Johnson said he would run for the next Tory leadership race.

Although Mr Johnson was popular among members of the Tory party, some members feared he might be sabotaged by rebellious Tory MPs.

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According to the Daily Telegraph, some Tory MPs promised colleagues that they would support each other to stop Mr Johnson from becoming a leader.

John Strafford, Chair of the National Conservative Convention said: "If Boris is excluded, it would be very embarrassing – members would only protest with their feet and leave the party."

Commenting on Strafford's comments, Gainsborough's Conservative President Roger Patterson claimed the current party electoral system was "like a dictatorship".

The Tory party suffered heavy losses in recent council elections and some in the party feared they would once again be punished in elections next week.

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Speaking of Conservative European Election campaigns, Tory MEP Sajjad Karim insisted that he had never received such small support.

Mr Karim added: "They have never started their EU campaign.

"They have explained at the outset that they do not want this election, they do not care about the outcome and Brexit will occur before MPs take their seats so that it is irrelevant.

"But nothing is right.

"We should fight hard in this election."

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