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There are really only 2 ways a Conservstive-Brexit Party pact *could* work

1 Farage repeats UKIP in 2010 via informal pact, stands down for "true No Dealers"/'Spartans'

2 Stands down in X no. of Lab-Con marginals in return for free run at X no. at northern pro-Brexit Lab seats
As I have already pointed out, the former really only makes sense for a few Conservative No Dealers like Villiers or Duddridge. Most No Dealers are in safe seats and really do not need a deal
A marginals-led pact wd make more sense whereby Brexit Party is given free run at *some* Labour Leave seats like Hartlepool, Rother Valley. Rotherham, Heywood & Middleton where 1) UKIP strong 2015/ legacy of Farage support & 2) Tories have no hope because...they are "the Tories"
A voter-led pact (e.g. sign up to this website and trade your votes) would have no hope. Tactical voting effects routinely exaggerated and wd probably only work if you forcibly remove an option on the ballot for voters. But ...
All of this is redundant bc of ... personalities. Cummings loathes Farage, Farage loathes Cummings, Farage distrusts Johnson & while Johnson might be willing realign his party I doubt he wd formally get into bed with Farage. Informal local pacts? Poss. Major formal pact? Doubt it
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