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Why Boris could end up willing the Brexit party on

Nigel Farage says his decision not to run in Tory-held seats, but to contest Labour ones, eliminates the risk that there will be another referendum to decide whether we quit the EU.

This is nonsense.

It is helpful to Boris Johnson – who like Farage sees a referendum as pure poison – that the Brexit Party will not be battling him in his backyard.

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Robert Peston
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Robert Peston is Political Editor of ITV News and host of the weekly political discussion show Peston. His articles originally appeared on his ITV News blog.

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