Nigel Farage: We won’t contest the 317 Tory seats won in 2017

The pound continues to extend gains as Farage speaks

  • Brexit Party will fight Labour candidates in election
  • Says that efforts to build a Leave alliance has come to nought
This is some sort of pact – even though not by virtue of name – with the Tories and that will play into Johnson’s advantage of potentially securing a majority parliament. The fact that he is standing down candidates is helping the pound get a lift here.