Is this an olive branch to the Brexit Party? Sajid Javid praises Nigel Farage for leaving Ukip

Mail Online | 7/19/2019 | Ian Drury Home Affairs Editor For The Daily Mail
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Home Secretary Sajid Javid heaped praise on Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party yesterday – defiantly insisting that they were not extremist.

In a keynote speech in London, he said Mr Farage ‘deserved credit’ for leaving Ukip as it lurched to the far-Right when taken over by Gerard Batten and Tommy Robinson.

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Mr Javid made the surprise intervention as he outlined his plans to tackle those who spread extremist ‘poison’.

His remarks will be seen by some in Westminster as the Tories extending an olive branch to the Brexit Party ahead of a possible general election in the autumn.

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In May’s European elections, the Brexit Party helped to condemn the Conservatives to their worst result at the ballot box for nearly 200 years.

Mr Farage’s troops polled 31 per cent, leaving the Tories in fifth place on just nine per cent as voters punished Theresa May for her failure to leave the EU.

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