The Brexit Party Chairman has said Britain will not leave the EU by the Halloween deadline because the opposition is controlling the government like “puppets”.
Richard Tice told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer “The reality is we’re not leaving on the October 31, anyone who is truthful with themselves knows that that’s not possible because the government is no longer in control of numbers in Westminster.
“They are literally like puppets being pulled around by the opposition, who can basically dictate what they want.”
His comments come after Boris Johnson continued to reject a pact with the party, which was founded by Nigel Farage and favours a no deal departure.
The Brexit Party has offered to form an alliance with the Conservatives in a general election in an attempt to maximise the chances of a parliamentary majority.
Over the weekend the Prime Minister, who insists he will deliver Brexit by the current deadline, said “the Conservative Party is the oldest, greatest political party in the world, it's a big, broad church and we don't do deals with other parties”.
However, Mr Tice claimed that a leave alliance could “deliver a thumping majority”, “de-risks everything” and “guarantee a proper Brexit”.
The Brexit party has persistently rejected a “reheated version” of Theresa May’s failed withdrawal agreement.
“If they reject that and try and push the worst deal in history with little tweaks at the backstop, then we’re not going to let them sell the country down the river and sometimes in life you’ve got to take a bit of short term pain for medium term gain,” he told talkRADIO.