Are pro-Leave parties making their own pact to rival Remain alliance?
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The pro-Leave parties may be about to unite in their own pact to rival the organisation of the pro-Remain alliance.
It comes after the major Remain parties in England and Wales - the Lib Dems, the Greens, and Plaid Cymru - announced plans to ensure their candidates would not contest each other in 60 constituencies across the country.
The polling expert John Curtice has already predicted the Unite to Remain alliance "could be crucial" in the general election.
READ MORE: Polling expert John Curtice makes prediction about Remain pactOn Thursday, the official Leave.EU twitter account posted an image suggesting the pro-Leave parties should create a similar pact.
"Remainers are getting organised... Why won't we?!" the account posted.
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A petition created by the pro-Leave organisation asks the Conservative and Brexit parties to create a Leave alliance to ensure the Leave vote isn't split.
Currently, the Brexit Party's leader Nigel Farage is against supporting Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, but he has watered down claims that the prime minister must scarp his deal in return for an electoral pact.
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He now wants to see Johnson remove the extension that could allow Brexit extensions to go onto 2022, and he wants to stop any deal which would bind the UK in a trade deal which prevents itself doing deals with the rest of the world.
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