Farage defends UK election tactics

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says his election tactics prevented a hung parliament.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says his election tactics prevented a hung parliament.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says his decision to stand down his party's candidates in Tory-held seats prevented a hung parliament.

Speaking to BBC News after Thursday's election, Farage said: "I can tell you that if we had stood in every seat in the country it would have been a hung parliament.

"That would have been a disaster ... I think the Liberal Democrats would have won an awful lot of seats."

On Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, Farage said: "If the current treaty on the table with the political declaration passes unamended I can't bring myself to support it.

"Look, I've spent my political career trying to get Brexit, alright. We're going to get Brexit. Are we going to get the right one? Maybe not."

Australian Associated Press