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Johnson welcomes Farage’s move to stand down in Tory seats

Boris Johnson has welcomed the Brexit Party’s decision not to contest any of the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in 2017, describing it as a recognition that a hung parliament was the greatest threat to delivering Brexit. He said he had “absolutely not” done a deal with Nigel Farage before the Brexit Party leader made his announcement in the northeastern town of Hartlepool. “I’m glad that there is a recognition that there is only one way to get Brexit done and that is to vote for the Conservatives,” Mr Johnson said. Mr Farage said…