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It's also quite possible that the BP deflates like a punctured tyre and gives up completely.
However, if they do field candidates in seats Johnson absolutely needs to win, they'll arguably be reducing his chances.
Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
Farage's decision probably also improves Labour's chances of holding seats in northern England. A vote for Farage is now no longer a protest vote - it is a vote for the conservative incumbent Boris - and the Conservatives are seen as responsible for much of Northern England's woes. So more of the Brexit party is likely to return to Labour than the Tories.
Whichever way you look at it, this is a case of the Brexit party self-harming and I would Expect the Brexit party polling numbers to start going down with Labour and the Tories the chief beneficiaries. Doesn't change the over picture much, though.
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