"Nigel Farage announces plan to ensure the Leave vote is completely split."
It suggests that "The Brexit Party will stand in all parliamentary seats at the forthcoming election to ensure the Leave vote is split and Brexit doesn’t actually happen, they have confirmed this morning."
and adds that party leader Nigel Farage told party members that
“If the UK were ever to actually leave the EU, then the publicity and grievance-money which I love so much would dry up completely,”
“I’ve had a solid twenty years on the rebel gravy train and I’m damned if I’m going to let Boris Johnson ruin that now by getting me what I say I want."
Sometimes telling the difference between truth and satire can be quite difficult.
This is what Tom Peck of the Independent wrote about the Brexit party campaign launch illustrating the point about how hard it can be to tell mainstream journalism from satire:
Of course, nobody knows exactly what the impact of the Brexit party standing will be.
If the Brexit party detach more Leave voters of that kind from the Labour party, especially in marginal seats, than the number of voters they detach from the Conservatives in those seats, the result could be to help, not hinder, the Conservatives.
There are two articles suggesting how this possibility could work, a humorous sketch from Tom Peck here and a serious one from Jon Stone here on The Independent's website.
We live in interesting times!