Suddenly Euro-septic: Farage election move ‘could ruin Brexit’

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Suddenly Euro-septic: Farage election move ‘could ruin Brexit’

Conservatives are in a froth as Brexit Party announces plans to stand in 600 seats in December election

Harry Yorke and Christopher Hope

Nigel Farage risks becoming the “man who threw away Brexit”, the most senior Tory Eurosceptic backbencher has warned, as the Brexit Party leader prepares to unveil his 600 candidates for the UK general election in December.

In a blistering attack on Farage, Steve Baker, the chairperson of the European Research Group (ERG), accused him of “setting out” to create a “weak and indecisive” hung parliament.

The former Brexit minister, who until now remained closely aligned with Farage on Brexit, also condemned his decision not to stand as an MP, saying it showed he was “not serious about governing the country”...

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