Johnson rejects Trump advice on Brexit Party coalition

GOING SOLO: UK Prime Minister Brosi Johnson has ruled out a Brexit Alliance. Source: Twitter @politicoeu

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has quashed Trump’s advice to form a coalition with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.

The Conservative leader has confirmed that the party will not form an “unstoppable” coalition with the Brexit Party in order to deliver the exit from the EU but is always “grateful for the advice”.

Citing his reasons in an interview with UK media, Johnson explained that under no circumstances would the Tory Party work alongside the Brexit Party, and that the issues that arise from forming a coalition with “another party” simply puts the opposition in a stronger position to enter number 10.

“I want to be very, very clear that voting for any other party than this government; this Conservative government… is basically tantamount to putting Jeremy Corbyn in.” he confirmed.

Donald Trump gave his advice to the UK leader in an interview with Nigel Farage’s LBC show on Thursday.

He told the show that Farage should team up with Johnson to “do something terrific” as he criticised the prime minister’s leave agreement.

Meanwhile, Mr Farage has called on the prime minister to drop his Brexit deal, unite in a “Leave alliance” or face a Brexit Party candidate in every seat in the election.

On Trump’s condemning of the current Brexit deal, Johnson said, “I am always grateful for advice from wherever it comes and we have great relations as you know with the US and many, many other countries but on the technicalities of the deal anybody who looks at it can see that the UK has full control.”

Johnson’s comments come after the UK is set to go to the polls on December 12 following a decision to delay Brexit even further to January 2020.

“This is a Parliament that is basically full of MPs who voted Remain.

“They voted Remain and they will continue to block Brexit if they’re given the chance – we need a new mandate, we need to refresh our Parliament.” Explained the PM on his decision to call for a snap election.

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